Jeremy Shefner, MD, PhD, professor and chair of Neurology at Upstate Medical University, talks about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Upstate’s Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Research and Treatment Center, which works closely with the Association’s Upstate New York Chapter, provides multidisciplinary care for people with ALS and conducts clinical trials on experimental therapies for ALS. Upstate Medical University is one of the country’s leading clinical research sites for ALS, and is currently participating in several national and international trials.
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Rosemary Rochford, PhD, vice president for research at Upstate Medical University, describes Upstate’s new state-of-the-art Neuroscience Research Building. She talks about what this building means to Upstate and the community of Syracuse, and to neurosciences research in general.
Upstate urologist and researcher Leszek Kotula, MD, PhD, explains how basic science research done in his lab will one day benefit prostate cancer patients with better diagnostic and treatment options. Watch Dr. Kotula’s video: Research Matters.
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Addiction psychiatrist Gene Tinelli, MD, PhD, helps us understand the medicinal value and risks of marijuana. Read more: Why I changed my mind on weed, by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN chief medical correspondent.
Exercise physiologist Carol Sames, PhD discusses recent research that identifies numerous previously unknown ways in which regular exercise reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer, helps control diabetes and boosts brainpower. Sames is the Director of Upstate’s Vitality! program, which was conceived as a natural extension of the programs and activities offered through the traditional health care system. For more information or to enroll in the Vitality! program, call (315) 464-9992. Read the story: Researchers Explain Why Exercise Works Magic, The Scientific American.
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Infectious disease specialists Joseph Domachowske, MD and Manika Suryadevara, MD, will reveal the reason why immunization rates among our local low-income population are now way higher than other parts of the country. The pair led an effort to provide free flu shots to parents and children who registered for the Salvation Army’s annual holiday toy distribution, as part of a program designed provide education to participating families about the flu vaccine. Read the story
Paula Trief, PhD, discusses a study she is conducting in cooperation with Upstate’s Joslin Diabetes Center that is looking at the effectiveness of telephone weight loss coaching in pre-diabetics. This is a followup to the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a major clinical research study that determined weight loss was more effective than medication in preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes in study participants who were prediabetic. Read more about clinical trials at Upstate.
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