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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...

2014-02-05 23:01:03

Alex D. Federman, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, General Internal Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has been approved for funding by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for his research, “Clinic-Based vs. Home-Based support to improve care and outcomes for older asthmatics.” New York, NY (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Alex D. Federman, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, General Internal Medicine at the...

2014-02-05 12:28:45

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mount Sinai Medical Center is among the top hospitals in the nation for heart attack survival. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare data, Mount Sinai is among the top 30 hospitals in the country and the #1 hospital in Florida for heart attack survival. A high heart attack survival rate means that Mount Sinai provides a seamless, highly organized system of care for heart attack patients...

2014-02-04 23:21:32

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Researchers Show Their Human Engineered Cardiac Tissue May Provide a Reliable Surrogate for Human Myocardium to Improve Preclinical Therapeutic Testing New York, NY (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 When it comes to finding cures for heart disease, scientists at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are working to their own beat. They may have developed a tissue model for the human heart that can bridge the gap between animal models and human clinical...

2014-01-30 23:02:32

Mount Sinai experts share tips for prostate cancer prevention and new advancements in treatment and detection. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 230,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. Overall, the five-year survival rate is 100 percent for men with the disease confined to the prostate or nearby tissue. Expert Available for Interview: Ash Tewari,...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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