Ronald Desrosiers, Ph.D., a virologist whose seminal discoveries at Harvard Medical School fueled scientific hopes of developing a vaccine for HIV/AIDS, has joined the Miller School’s Department of Pathology, where he will serve as Director of Research Faculty Development and continue his basic science research into viruses that cause AIDS and cancer.
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In a study led by Richard M. Awdeh, M.D., assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology, researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute have discovered a novel use for optical coherence tomography to detect molecular markers and improve diagnosis of ocular disease.
Smoking not only causes bladder cancer, it also affects its course, in that people who smoke more have greater likelihood of developing more aggressive and deadly disease. That is one of the conclusions of a study published January 14 in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.