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2013-09-26 23:31:47

Mount Sinai Experts Offer Tips on Early Detection and Screening New York, New York (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 A woman born today in the United States has about a 1 in 8 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer at some time during her life, according to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (hyperlink to fact sheet, http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/probability-breast-cancer). That’s why early detection and screening are keys to...

2013-09-26 23:23:44

Mount Sinai Researchers Discover Mucus Prevents Inflammatory Reactions in the Gut New York, NY (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Imagine mucus – which most people find unpleasant – actually helping your body maintain its equilibrium, prevent inflammation, and reduce food allergy problems. Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Immunology Institute foresee a day when mucus could be manufactured and given to sick people to help them fight inflammation and increase...

2013-09-19 23:02:28

Mount Sinai Heart Calls for Heart Healthy Action by Both Adults and Children New York, NY (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 World Heart Day, sponsored annually by the World Heart Federation, is celebrated on the last Sunday of September. This year to mark World Heart Day on September 29, Mount Sinai Heart at The Mount Sinai Medical Center is calling for more heart healthy action by adults and children around the globe. Their goal is to prevent heart disease and more unnecessary deaths from...

2013-09-18 23:24:45

Team to apply innovative analytical methods to gain new insights and identify potential therapies. New York (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in partnership with the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF), and other institutions, have been awarded a multi-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study Alzheimer’s disease. This study will apply innovative analytical methods to large-scale molecular, cellular, and...

2013-09-17 23:01:33

ABSORB III nationwide clinical trial evaluating the efficiency and safety of absorb drug-eluting Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds (Absorb BVS) for coronary artery disease patients. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 The Mount Sinai Medical Center is participating in the nationwide ABSORB III clinical trial testing the performance and potential clinical benefits of a fully dissolvable and temporary drug eluting stent to open heart artery blockages. The randomized trial aims to compare...

2013-09-13 23:03:02

Study Reveals Network of Genes that Safeguard Cooperation in Stem Cells and the Developing Embryo New York, NY (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 We often think of human cells as tiny computers that perform assigned tasks, where disease is a result of a malfunction. But in the current issue of Science, researchers at The Mount Sinai Medical Center offer a radical view of health — seeing it more as a cooperative state among cells, while they see disease as result of cells at war that fight...

2013-09-11 23:17:45

Mount Sinai is promoting the scientific discoveries of its faculty by facilitating the establishment and supporting incubator companies to accelerate the discovery of treatments for devastating diseases, including those that often affect relatively small populations. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 Mount Sinai Innovation Partners (MSIP), part of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has granted an exclusive license to Plexcera Therapeutics, LLC to commercially develop...

2013-09-11 23:03:02

The Mount Sinai Medical Center is ranked #4 out of the 50 Most Social Media Friendly Hospitals in the United States. It was also the only hospital in the New York City metropolitan area to rank in the top 15. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 The Mount Sinai Medical Center is ranked #4 out of the 50 Most Social Media Friendly Hospitals in the United States. It was also the only hospital in the New York City metropolitan area to rank in the top 15. The rankings, from MHADegree.org,...

2013-09-10 23:20:15

NIH Consortium Seeks to Predict, Develop Prevention Strategies, and Understand Common Liver Injury Caused by Medications New York, NY (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 In an effort to better understand and develop prevention strategies for drug-induced liver injury (DILI), physician-scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have joined the Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network (DILIN), a National Institutes of Health-funded consortium of only six academic medical centers in the...

2013-09-05 23:20:11

Colorectal Cancer Mortality is 49 Percent Higher Among African Americans New York, NY (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have received a multi-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to determine factors which may influence why African Americans are less likely than others to receive colorectal cancer (CRC) screenings, despite having the highest CRC incidence and mortality of any ethnic/racial group in America. “The short-term...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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