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2010-12-02 22:03:12

Gene is linked to so-called 'intersex' families The Y chromosome is supposed to genetically seal a fetus's fate in terms of gender. Males have one X and one Y chromosome, while females have two X chromosomes. Yet, in some families a child is born with an X and Y chromosome and develops physically as a female, although she may not menstruate, and her brothers and male cousins may have underdeveloped or ambiguous genitalia. Now an international team led by Harry Ostrer, MD, director of the...

2010-12-02 00:51:39

Findings identify potential strategies for treating inflammatory bowel diseases A new study involving a man who swallowed worm eggs to relieve symptoms of ulcerative colitis sheds light on how worms promote healing in the intestine. The study, published today in Science Translational Medicine, also identifies potential targets for more conventional ways of treating colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease. "The idea for treating colitis with worms is not new, but how this therapy might work...

2010-11-01 09:05:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Intimate Apparel Square Club's (IASC) annual Help Us Give (H.U.G.) Awards will take place at 230 Fifth on November 3rd honoring Maidenform Brands, Inc. President and CEO, Maurice S. Reznik. The gala will be 60s inspired featuring classic cocktails and music, and will be emceed by comedian and host Ray Ellin. In attendance will be Mad Men Costume Designer Janie Bryant, who was recently named Maidenform Wardrobe Expert in an effort to share and...

2010-10-01 09:01:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced that Andrew Brotman, MD, Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, NYU Langone Medical Center, will host the next edition of his Doctor Radio show The Dean's List on October 1, focusing on the link between early antibiotic use in children and obesity. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080819/NYTU044LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080819/NYTU044LOGO) Dr. Brotman's guests will include...

2010-09-22 17:38:37

Researchers from the Cardiac & Vascular Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center will present at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2010 scientific symposium on September 21-25, 2010 in Washington, DC. They will be available for interviews during the conference. Louis Miller, MDInterventional Cardiology Fellow, Department of Medicine, Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology at NYU Langone Medical Center Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Presenter"¢Very Long-term Clinical...

2010-09-20 09:00:00

BALTIMORE, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- CSA Medical, Inc. announced today that New York University Langone Medical Center (NYU) has begun providing Spray Cryotherapy treatment for patients. Dr. Costas (Gus) Bizekis, Assistant Professor of Medicine, in the department of Cardiothoracic Surgery is performing this procedure. Dr. Bizekis is the Director of Esophageal Surgery in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Bizekis has extensive experience in all...

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2010-09-09 09:07:26

Dendritic cells are the grand sentinels of the immune system, standing guard 24/7 to detect foreign invaders such as viruses and bacteria, and bring news of the invasion to other immune cells to marshal an attack. These sentinels, however, nearly always fail to respond adequately to HIV, the virus causing AIDS. Now a team of scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center has discovered a sensor in dendritic cells that recognizes HIV, spurring a more potent immune response by the sentinels to the...

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2010-09-09 08:18:03

Discovery could help scientists develop new treatments for motor neuron diseases In a surprising and unexpected discovery, scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have found that a single type of gene acts as a master organizer of motor neurons in the spinal cord. The finding, published in the September 9, 2010 issue of Neuron, could help scientists develop new treatments for diseases such as Lou Gehrig's disease or spinal cord injury. The "master organizer" is a member of the Hox family of...

2010-09-08 17:08:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced that it will broadcast a special edition of Doctor Radio Reports: "9/11 - Doctors Who Answered the Call," a one-hour roundtable discussion hosted by veteran journalist Perri Peltz on which world-class doctors from the NYU Langone Medical Center including H. Leon Pachter, MD, Chair, Department of Surgery; Mark Adelman, MD, Chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery; and Lewis R. Goldfrank,...

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2010-08-27 06:45:00

Research may help unlock the mysteries of human aging and behaviorScientists have finally sequenced the entire genome of an ant, actually two very different species of ant, and the insights gleaned from their genetic blueprints are already yielding tantalizing clues to the extraordinary social behavior of ants.A result of a ground-breaking collaborative research project led by Danny Reinberg, PhD, professor of biochemistry at NYU Langone Medical Center and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.