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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,...

2014-01-30 12:28:43

NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients with advanced hepatocellular (or liver) cancer have high mortality rates, with existing drugs demonstrating only a small, but significant survival advantage. By combining a zebrafish model of liver cancer with data from human tumors, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai hope to identify potential genes of interest that can be targeted for new treatments for hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common...

2014-01-29 23:03:57

Advice from Cardiovascular Experts of Mount Sinai Heart at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Celebration of February’s American Heart Month and the 10th Anniversary of National Go Red Day Friday, February 7 (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 February is American Heart Month, with Friday, February 7 marking the 10th celebration of the American Heart Association’s National Go Red Day to continue to create awareness of the prevention and treatment of heart disease in women. One in three women have...

2014-01-22 12:25:59

Mount Sinai Study Pinpoints Molecular and Neurobiological Effects of THC, the Main Psychoactive Ingredient in Marijuana NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Exposing adolescent rats to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) -the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana--can lead to molecular and behavioral alterations in the next generation of offspring, even though progeny were not directly exposed to the drug, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have...

2014-01-22 12:25:32

Largest exome studies to date establish critical new resources for biomedical community NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai today announced the publication of two papers in the journal Nature that reveal new information about the genetic complexity underpinning schizophrenia. These collaborative studies represent the largest exome sequencing efforts to date to elucidate this mental illness, and together found that the disorder is...

2014-01-22 10:31:44

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai designs HDL nanoparticle to deliver statin medication inside inflamed blood vessels to prevent repeat heart attacks and stroke Up to 30 percent of heart attack patients suffer a new heart attack because cardiologists are unable to control inflammation inside heart arteries — the process that leads to clots rupturing and causing myocardial infarction or stroke. But a report in Nature Communications by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai...

2014-01-21 23:01:51

Mount Sinai and Affiliated Physicians Announce Clinical Alliance New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Mount Sinai and Affiliated Physicians Announce Clinical Alliance Today, the Mount Sinai Health System and Affiliated Physicians, one of the nation’s top providers of corporate preventive healthcare services, announced a formal agreement between the two organizations, known as a “clinical alliance,” that will allow both entities to leverage the individual strengths of each...

2014-01-20 23:03:55

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Designs HDL Nanoparticle to Deliver Statin Medication Inside Inflamed Blood Vessels to Prevent Repeat Heart Attacks and Stroke New York, NY (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 Up to 30 percent of heart attack patients suffer a new heart attack because cardiologists are unable to control inflammation inside heart arteries — the process that leads to clots rupturing and causing myocardial infarction or stroke. But a report in Nature Communications by Icahn...

2014-01-20 16:21:45

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a new molecular mechanism by which cocaine alters the brain's reward circuits and causes addiction. Published online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Dr. Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD, and colleagues, the preclinical research reveals how an abundant enzyme and synaptic gene affect a key reward circuit in the brain, changing the...

2014-01-15 23:01:50

Vicki LoPachin, MD, Appointed Chief Medical Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital NY, NY (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Vicki LoPachin, MD, who completed her residency training in internal medicine at Mount Sinai, and who previously served on the medical staff as an internal medicine specialist, has been appointed Chief Medical Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital. Prior to this post, Dr. LoPachin served as Medical Director of the North Shore University Hospital “Dr. LoPachin’s talents and...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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