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2010-06-03 13:55:00

Using sophisticated genomic analysis, scientists have probed the ancestry of several Jewish and non-Jewish populations and better defined the relatedness of contemporary Jewish people. The research, published by Cell Press in the June issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics, may shed light on the question, first raised more than a century ago, of whether Jews are a race, a religious group or something else. The genetic, cultural and religious traditions of contemporary Jewish people...

2010-05-14 09:49:28

Finding could lead to the development of new treatments for atherosclerosis Researchers at two laboratories at NYU Langone Medical Center have collaborated to identify a tiny micro-RNA, miR-33, that regulates key genes involved in cellular cholesterol transport. The study, published online May 13, 2010 in Science, found that inhibitors of miR-33 may be beneficial because they could enhance cholesterol removal from tissues and raise levels of HDL -- shown in clinical trials to promote...

2010-01-19 12:29:00

Berk Prepares to Return as CEO ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of Rochester President Joel Seligman today announced that on March 1, Bradford C. Berk, M.D., Ph.D., will return as full-time CEO of the Medical Center while Mark B. Taubman, M.D., will begin serving as the tenth dean of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. "I am excited to return as CEO, and I'm immensely grateful to all those who maintained the Medical Center's...

2009-11-03 12:36:01

A study published this week in PNAS provides a comprehensive comparative functional anatomy study in human and monkey brains which reveals highly similar brain networks preserved across evolution. An international collaboration co-led by scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City examined patterns of connectivity to show that the precuneus, long thought to be a single structure, is actually divided into four distinct functional regions. These areas were identified using...

2009-10-26 13:00:00

SAN DIEGO and NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- SkinMedica, Inc. and New York University announced today that they have entered into a global license agreement to develop novel products to address skin hyperpigmentation based on technology invented at NYU. "Our scientific discovery involves natural products that act by an entirely novel mechanism to modulate skin pigmentation," said Seth J. Orlow, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU, and Director...

2009-09-11 07:23:26

Findings pave the way for combating bacteria like MRSA and anthrax A new study published in the September 11, 2009 issue of Science by researchers at the NYU School of Medicine reveals a conceptually novel mechanism that plays an important role in making human pathogens like Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus anthracis resistant to numerous antibiotics. The study led by Evgeny A. Nudler, PhD, The Julie Wilson Anderson Professor of Biochemistry at NYU Langone Medical Center, provides evidence...

2009-08-27 09:35:00

Lifetime of Achievement Traces Arc of American Dream Parade to be Held on October 12 on Fifth Ave. in New York City NEW YORK, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kenneth G. Langone, investment banker, venture capitalist and philanthropist, will be Grand Marshal of the 2009 Columbus Day Parade in New York City. Mr. Langone, a co-founder of Home Depot and chairman of the NYU Langone Medical Center, will lead contingents of folk dancers, musicians, dignitaries, and civil servants nearly...

2009-02-26 09:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joseph D. Zuckerman, M.D., first considered a life in medicine at the ripe old age of ten. He became enthralled with the weekly trials and tribulations of a young television doctor named Ben Casey. Although it was just a 1960's television show, it sparked an idea which led to an impressive and successful career as an internationally recognized orthopaedic surgeon. Today, Dr. Zuckerman was named President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic...

2008-10-27 12:00:29

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 3, leaders of New York's philanthropic, business, government, medical and civic communities will gather together to honor renowned orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Steven A. Stuchin and long-serving board member and philanthropist Mrs. Norma Smith, at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' (NYUHJD) 2008 Founders Gala. This event at the Waldorf=Astoria will be emceed by Dr. Max Gomez, Emmy Award-winning Medical Correspondent for WCBS-TV. Lifestyle icon Martha...

2008-09-04 12:00:33

Dr. Eric C. Rackow, President and CEO of SeniorBridge, has been selected to be included in the Princeton Premier Honors Registry. Dr. Rackow has more than 35 years' experience in healthcare. He is Professor of Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine and immediate past President of NYU Hospitals Center. He is a national authority on critical care medicine, complex care management, and healthcare delivery systems. At NYU, Dr. Rackow was responsible for ensuring the quality of...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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