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What is 22q deletion syndrome?

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Robert Roger Lebel, MD,Robert Roger Lebel, MD, professor and chief of medical genetics at Upstate Medical University, will describe a genetic disorder called the chromosome 22q deletion, also known as velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS).  The syndrome may cause a variety of health problems, ranging from heart defects and cleft palate to feeding difficulties, immune problems, a unique pattern of learning disabilities and more.  

More information: The Center for Developmental Behavior and Genetics at Upstate Medical University, or call 315-464-6395 or 315-464-6395.   The 22q Foundation


Upstate researchers look for new treatments for Crohn’s disease

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

William G Kerr, PhDUpstate Medical University professor William Kerr PhD discusses Crohn’s disease, a major type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a chronic condition of the gastrointestinal tract. Dr. Kerr is involved in a research study that shows promise as a possible link to the cause of this disease. If correct, the finding could lead to novel ways to treat the disease, including cell transplantation. 

Read the story: Upstate researchers look for new treatments for Crohn’s disease


2/19/12 F.D.A. approves new Cystic Fibrosis drug

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Ran D Anbar, MDPulmonologist Ran Anbar talks about cystic fibrosis – what it is and how we have treated it up until now -  and reveals an exiting new drug that treats its underlying cause, rather than just the symptoms.

A Breath of Fresh Air: New Hope for Cystic Fibrosis Treatment [Preview], The Scientific American

The Pediatric Pulmonology Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital


10/30/11 Sickle Cell Disease

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Sharon Bauer, RNNurse Manager Sharon Bauer from Upstate’s Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders talks about Sickle Cell disease — what it is, and how it is treated.

Read More About: Sickle Cell Disease