Latest News from: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Filters close
Released: 6-Jun-2023 6:00 AM EDT
On the origin of congenital limb deficiency
SUNY Upstate Medical University

David R. Hootnick, M.D., reveals clinical evidence that most human congenital long bone deficiencies of lower limbs are the result of downstream effects of embryonic arterial dysgenesis, similar to that of thalidomide embryopathy; such limb deficiencies are, in fact, indistinguishable from those seen in the thalidomide epidemic of the ‘50s and ‘60s.

Released: 31-Jan-2023 10:00 AM EST
Findings of large clinical trial has major implications for the treatment of small-cell lung cancer.
SUNY Upstate Medical University

The largest trial in limited-stage small cell lung cancer ever suggests similar outcomes and long-term survival in patients treated with twice-a-day versus once-a-day radiotherapy.

Released: 30-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Non-Medical Use of Prescription Amphetamines Adds to Risk of Hospitalization, Potentially Fatal Outcomes, According to Analysis of Poison Control Center Data
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Analysis of calls to poison control centers by people misusing or abusing amphetamines, usually prescribed for ADHD, via IV injection, nasal or oral routes also links non-medical use to increased risk of admission to critical care units, attempted suicide and death.

Released: 4-Jun-2019 10:00 AM EDT
SUNY Upstate Medical University's Albanese elected president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
SUNY Upstate Medical University

SUNY Upstate Medical University's Stephen Albanese elected president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, a professional society of more than 1,400 surgeons, physicians and allied health professionals dedicated to improving the care of children with musculoskeletal disorders.

Released: 24-May-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Faraone elected to head major international ADHD organization
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Stephen V. Faraone, PhD, Distinguished Professor at Upstate and a leading researcher on ADHD, has been elected president of the World Federation of ADHD.

Released: 18-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Study Finds Resurgence of Malaria Cases at the Ecuador-Peru Border Linked to the Venezuelan Crisis
SUNY Upstate Medical University

As Ecuador and other South American countries receive influx of Venezuelan migrants, the public health sector struggles to control infectious disease epidemics, including malaria, presenting a regional public health threat. As a result, migrant populations and people living near border crossings are susceptible to these infectious diseases.

Released: 7-Mar-2019 12:30 PM EST
Upstate Medical University announces creation of Dr. Sarah Loguen Fraser Dean’s Student Distinction Award
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Jada McMahon, a senior at Binghamton University from Hempstead, N.Y., has been selected as the first recipient for the Dr. Sarah Loguen Fraser Dean’s Student Distinction Award. McMahon will enter Upstate's College of Medicine as a first-year student this fall.

Released: 19-Jan-2019 12:45 PM EST
New Data Show Non-medical Use of Prescription Stimulant Medications Is a Growing Problem
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Studies found that non-medical use of prescription stimulant medications is a growing problem in the U.S. and that using these medications in ways not prescribed can lead to serious adverse health outcomes, with the risk increasing if they are taken by non-oral routes.

Released: 26-Oct-2018 4:30 PM EDT
Upstate Study Finds Misuse of Stimulant Medication When Snorted, Injected Has Most Severe Health Consequences
SUNY Upstate Medical University

A study, which evaluated the prevalence and clinical consequences of prescription amphetamine (AMP) misuse among adolescents and adults, found severe medical outcomes occur when people snort or inject stimulant medication.

Released: 29-Jun-2018 1:00 PM EDT
SUNY Upstate Medical University raises profile of Geriatrics as it becomes its own clinical department
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Geriatrics is being elevated to its own clinical department, just like other specialties, such as Surgery, Psychiatry, Neurology and Neurosurgery. The move comes as the population over the age of 65 continues to increase.

Released: 20-Mar-2018 3:25 PM EDT
Hoping to Increase Breastfeeding Rates, Upstate Hires New Lactation Consultant and Expands Services
SUNY Upstate Medical University

When Jayne Charlamb, MD, FACP, FABM, IBCLC, started Upstate’s Breastfeeding Medicine Program in 2015, she set out to help the most complex medical situations with newborns and mothers. Three years later, Dr. Charlamb, who serves as the director of the Division of Breast Health and Breastfeeding Medicine at Upstate Medical University, has added a new lactation consultant and the program now has the capacity to assist breastfeeding families with a range of difficulties.

Released: 26-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST
Researchers Use Synthetic Protein to Disrupt Work of Bacteria
SUNY Upstate Medical University

A synthetic protein that disrupts the ability of bacteria to perform basic life functions—moving, eating, attaching to hosts—could be a key to fighting infectious disease and preventing bacteria from evolving into drug-resistant pathogens.

Released: 5-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Discovery Advances Understanding of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
SUNY Upstate Medical University

The findings could help guide doctors to determine how best to treat patients with Crohn's disease.

Released: 15-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT
New Mixed Methods Research App Announced
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Mixed methods research design is an innovative research methodology for health science (including nursing science), social science, and behavioral sciences.

Released: 3-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT
Public Service Announcement Stresses the Importance of Being Tested for Glaucoma
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world, according to the World Health Organization. It is estimated that more than 3 million Americans have glaucoma, but only half of those know they have it.

Released: 20-Jul-2017 1:35 PM EDT
Upstate Creates Pediatric Fellowship with Special Focus on Treating Child Abuse, Neglect
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital will offer for the first time a three-year pediatric fellowship with a special focus on treating child abuse and neglect.

Released: 20-Jul-2017 1:05 PM EDT
A Step Closer to Halting the Spread of Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Upstate Medical University researcher Anna Stewart Ibarra, Ph.D., M.P.A., and her colleagues have created a mathematical model that can serve as a guide to make monthly predictions on when people are at greatest risk for contracting mosquito-borne viruses, such as dengue, Zika and chikungunya, due to climate conditions.

Released: 16-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Research Highlights Ideal Temperature for Spread of Mosquito-Borne Diseases
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Finding will aid global public health officials as they develop early warning systems for dengue, Zika and chikungunya and find ways to reduce the risk of exposure to disease-carrying mosquitoes.

Released: 24-Mar-2017 2:50 PM EDT
Upstate Medical University Partners with ENSPICE Children’s Foundation to Address Nutritional Needs of Young Victims of Natural Disasters
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Upstate Medical University and the Delbarton School will test the effectiveness of an ECF product to meet the required dietary allowance of nutrients for disaster victims in Ecuador, Haiti, and Africa.

Released: 17-Feb-2017 12:00 PM EST
Upstate Opens Cord Blood Bank, Only the Second Public Cord Blood Bank in New York and One of Only 32 in the US
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Upstate Medical University has opened a $15 million, 20,000 square foot cord blood bank that features a state of the art processing laboratory and cryogenic storage containers that can store nearly 14,500 units of cord blood. The bank will collect, test, process, store and distribute umbilical cord blood donated by families throughout central and northern New York to be used by those in need of life-saving medical treatments and for medical research.