Latest NYU Langone Medical Center Stories

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...

2013-04-30 10:43:46

Researchers at New York University and NYU Langone Medical Center have created a novel way to enhance MRI by reducing interference from large macromolecules that can often obscure images generated by current chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) methods. Their work, which appears in the Nature publishing group journal Scientific Reports, has the potential to improve MRI for cartilage as well as for brain tissue. "We have found a way to eliminate signals of certain molecules and...

2013-03-08 23:01:47

Lee Tessler, M.D., F.A.A.N.S, F.A.C.S., Executive Director and Co-Surgical Director of the Long Island Brain Tumor Center at Neurological Surgery, P.C. (NSPC), will receive the Community Service Award at the Aleh Foundation Awards Dinner. The dinner will be held the evening of May 8, 2013, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Park Place, Manhattan. Rockville Centre, New York (PRWEB) March 08, 2013 Lee Tessler, M.D., F.A.A.N.S, F.A.C.S., Executive Director and Co-Surgical Director of...

2012-12-06 05:04:56

Hospital´s Director of Emergency Management urges facilities to review emergency preparedness plans St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) December 05, 2012 The Med Sled®, an emergency evacuation device manufactured by ARC Products, LLC, was used to safely evacuate patients from NYU Langone Medical Center during Hurricane Sandy. The Med Sled® evacuation sled enabled hospital staff to efficiently evacuate patients from the 18-story hospital using a tethered braking device, which allowed hospital...

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