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2014-04-08 23:02:24

Mount Sinai Team Cautiously Optimistic That Door Could Swing Open to A New Antidepressant Drug Class New York, NY (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 A research team from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai published the first controlled evidence showing that an intranasal ketamine spray conferred an unusually rapid antidepressant effect –within 24 hours—and was well tolerated in patients with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder. This is the first study to show benefits with an...

2014-03-20 23:01:18

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Reports 9/11 Linked to Two Heart Disease Culprits: Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder New York, NY (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai researchers have linked high levels of exposure to inhaled particulate matter by first responders at Ground Zero to the risk of obstructed sleep apnea and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), both conditions that may impact cardiovascular health. The two separate...

2014-03-13 23:02:55

Study Suggests Targeting Molecular Interaction of Virus and Host Protein May Arrest This Lethal Virus New York, NY (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 A protein that normally protects cells from environmental stresses has been shown to interact Marburg virus VP24, allowing the deadly Marburg virus to live longer and replicate better, according to a preclinical study led by scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The investigators say that deciphering the molecular details of how...

2014-03-12 23:02:34

Collaborative Research Study by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, and University of California, San Diego, Shows Blocking microRNA miR-25 Halts Progression of Heart Failure, Improves Cardiac Function, and May Increase Survival New York, NY (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 A team of cardiovascular researchers from the Cardiovascular Research Center at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, and University...

2014-02-28 23:26:13

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai study suggests early-stage atherosclerosis is reversible, and identifies new genetic targets for fighting advanced atherosclerosis New York, NY (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Research at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has led to important new discoveries about the process behind regression of atherosclerosis, the main underlying cause of heart attack and stroke. In the paper published today in PLoS Genetics, scientists from Mount Sinai and the...

2014-02-25 14:13:52

RGS-9-2 protein affects not only addiction, but analgesic relief and tolerance Identifying the specific pathways that promote opioid addiction, pain relief, and tolerance are crucial for developing more effective and less dangerous analgesics, as well as developing new treatments for addiction. Now, new research from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai reveals that opiate use alters the activity of a specific protein needed for the normal functioning of the brain's reward center....

2014-02-24 23:04:11

Modifying Dietary Intake of Advanced Glycation Endproducts, or AGEs, Bolsters Body’s Defenses Against Alzheimer’s and Metabolic Syndrome, Say Mount Sinai Researchers New York, NY (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Advanced glycation endproducts, or AGEs, are compounds commonly found in the so-called “Western diet,” and previously have been linked to increased body weight, diabetes, and possibly Alzheimer’s disease. Now, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have...

2014-02-24 23:02:51

Mount Sinai Researchers Flag Less Training and Research, Higher Hospice Disenrollment, Exceeding Medicare’s Aggregate Cap More Often in For-Profits New York, NY (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 In one of the first studies to look at the impact of for-profit versus nonprofit hospice status, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found that for-profit hospices were more likely to serve patients in nursing homes and assisted living facilities than in the patients’ own...

2014-02-11 10:42:18

Reduces ED length of stay, can avoid radiation from CT scans Using portable ultrasound as a first-line imaging study in kids with suspected appendicitis helps reduce emergency room length of stay and reduces the need for CT scans, according to a team of Mount Sinai researchers. Bedside ultrasound, often referred to as point-of-care ultrasonography, has a specificity of about 94%, meaning that it misses few cases, , the Mt. Sinai researchers add. Results from the study are published online...

2014-02-10 16:27:39

Reduces ED Length of Stay, Can Avoid Radiation from CT Scans NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using portable ultrasound as a first-line imaging study in kids with suspected appendicitis helps reduce emergency room length of stay and reduces the need for CT scans, according to a team of Mount Sinai researchers. Bedside ultrasound, often referred to as point-of-care ultrasonography, has a specificity of about 94%, meaning that it misses few cases, the Mt. Sinai...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.