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2013-10-08 20:22:28

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, MyGradPad is announcing a nationwide 1,000 Mile Run to raise money and awareness for NYU Cancer Center. The run will start Monday, October 21(st) in Central Park with employees and friends of the company, and will end on Sunday, October 27(th). With over 150 Brand Ambassadors at the top colleges and universities around the country, the MyGradPad Team will collectively run 1,000 miles over the span of one week! MyGradPad will be pledging $5...

2013-09-27 23:03:52

Everolimus Drug Study with TSC Patients to Measure Impact on Brain New York, NY (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 Bcureful® presented a check in the amount of $15,000.00 to Dr. Orrin Devinsky, Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at NYU Langone Medical Center, for his upcoming everolimus research project. Bcureful Board members Lori Nerheim of Chicago and Laurie Marshall of New York City presented the check to Dr. Devinsky. “Now is one of the most exciting times in TSC...

2013-09-03 12:26:52

CHICAGO, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC has partnered with Meddius to offer the new Automated Data Intake (ADI) Program, which will automatically extract data from UHC members' information technology systems, seamlessly transfer the data to UHC, and translate data from disparate systems so that it can be compared. Developed for hospitals to easily submit and access both administrative and clinical data, the ADI Program will initially be deployed at two leading healthcare...

2013-08-07 08:34:42

NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualcomm Technologies Inc. has joined the NYU WIRELESS research center as its fifth industrial affiliate sponsor and board member. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091027/NY99197LOGO ) NYU WIRELESS is a new research center at NYU and Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) that includes more than 20 faculty and 100 graduate students in engineering, computer science, and medicine. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a...

2013-08-06 12:18:35

Model may offer insights that are sufficiently simple, actionable and could potentially save lives With physicians facing increasing demands on their time, it can be extremely difficult to prioritize which preventive care methods should be used for their patients. Now, two researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have developed a mathematical model that will save time, lead to enhanced care, and potentially save lives. The two researchers, Glen Taksler, PhD and Scott Braithwaite, MD,...

2013-07-31 23:19:22

Key Ingredient in soon-to-be-released Pure Prodigy Shown to Offer a Range of Cognitive Enhancement Benefits Houston, Texas (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 When the body is placed under stress – such as during cases of sleep deprivation, jet lag, or when in extremely cold conditions – mental performance often decreases, but now, it appears there may be an effective treatment available. According to information released by NYU Langone Medical Center in July 2012, evidence suggests L-Tyrosine...

2013-07-09 15:54:27

Increased concerns about the perceived risk of vaccination, inconvenience, or religious tenets are leading more U.S. parents to opt-out of vaccinating their children. Parents are increasingly able to do so in states that have relatively simple procedures for immunization exemption, report researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center in the July issue of Health Affairs. Some states, fearing a public health crisis, have responded by putting in place more burdensome procedures for parents of...

2013-06-21 13:08:52

Findings suggest a potent new therapeutic target for certain types of cancer Scientists have discovered the survival secret to a genetic mutation that stokes leukemia cells, solving an evolutionary riddle and paving the way to a highly targeted therapy for leukemia. In a paper published today in Cell, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center describe how a mutated protein, called Fbxw7, behaves differently when expressed in cancer cells versus healthy cells. "Fbxw7 is essential for making...

2013-06-13 10:51:05

Researchers discover biochemical pathway that links nail growth to fingertip regeneration Mammals possess the remarkable ability to regenerate a lost fingertip, including the nail, nerves and even bone. In humans, an amputated fingertip can sprout back in as little as two months, a phenomenon that has remained poorly understood until now. In a paper published today in the journal Nature, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center shed light on this rare regenerative power in mammals, using...

Common Chemicals In Plastics Linked To Elevated Bloor Pressure In Kids
2013-05-22 14:49:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From BPA in plastic water bottles to mercury in fish, dangerous chemicals seem to be lurking in every corner these days. According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NYU Langone Medical Center, there´s another highly prevalent and potentially dangerous group of chemical to add to that list — phthalates. Pronounced ℠THAL-ates,´ the chemical additive can be found in...