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2012-05-25 09:53:58

Researchers at NYU School of Medicine have, for the first time, identified a single gene that simultaneously controls inflammation, accelerated aging and cancer. "This was certainly an unexpected finding," said principal investigator Robert J. Schneider, PhD, the Albert Sabin Professor of Molecular Pathogenesis, associate director for translational research and co-director of the Breast Cancer Program at NYU Langone Medical Center. "It is rather uncommon for one gene to have two very...

2012-05-16 22:24:14

Scientists optimistic that targeting pathway's cellular transcription process will lead to death of multiple myeloma cells Researchers at NYU School of Medicine have identified a target for slowing the progression of multiple myeloma by using currently available drugs. Published recently in Nature Cell Biology, the study reveals a pathway that, if deactivated, may help slow the development of the disease. "We have the ability to target this pathway with drugs that already exist,"...

2012-04-10 09:12:00

New policies aimed at controlling costs should not follow 'one size fits all' approach In the current hyper-charged United States healthcare debate, the focus on lowering cost without compromising quality of care remains a priority. But according to a new study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and colleagues, one common approach may have serious unintended consequences. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) Clinical Scholars program and the United States...

2012-03-14 22:17:20

A new study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center reveals that the presence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria is associated with elevated levels of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), an important biomarker for blood glucose levels and diabetes. The association was even stronger in obese individuals with a higher Body Mass Index (BMI). The results, which suggest the bacteria may play a role in the development of diabetes in adults, are available online in The Journal of...

2012-03-14 21:24:04

A new research survey conducted by the Center for the Study of Asian American Health at NYU Langone Medical Center shows the Bangladeshi community in New York City experiences numerous barriers to diabetes care because of limited English proficiency and lack of diabetes awareness. The study also found the Bangladeshi community has an interest in participating in community health programs for diabetes prevention and care. "We need to improve diabetes prevention, and disease management...

2012-02-13 14:01:43

Finding offers potential new drug targets aimed at slowing progression of disease A novel discovery by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and colleagues reveals a mechanism by which the immune system tries to halt the spread of HIV. Harnessing this mechanism may open up new paths for therapeutic research aimed at slowing the virus' progression to AIDS. The study appears online ahead of print today in Nature Immunology. "A lot of research on viruses, especially HIV, is aimed at...

Protein Protects Cells From HIV Infection
2012-02-13 08:23:03

Researchers from the NYU Langone Medical Center are making progress in the fight against HIV after learning how some cells in the body repel the HIV virus by starving and retarding its growth. Research co-leader, Nathaniel R. Landau, PhD., explained that their discovery could pave the way for new therapeutic research at halting or slowing the HIV´s progression to AIDS. “A lot of research on viruses, especially HIV, is aimed at trying to understand what the body´s mechanisms...

2012-02-10 15:14:28

At NYU Langone Medical Center the focus on quality, patient safety and patient experience are not just broad stroke initiatives — but measureable, quantifiable and concrete. Patients and health care professionals can learn about this commitment to world-class care and operational transparency in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery's recently published "2012 Quality and Outcomes Report," which is now available online as well as in hard copy at the American Academy of Orthopaedic...

2012-02-06 22:33:12

Experts from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center will present their latest research and clinical findings on diseases of the muscle, tendon, bone and joint at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), February 7-11 in San Francisco, California. "The introduction of new imaging and research techniques, combined with advances in clinical care, allows our researchers to identify the basic biology of joint tissues and the impact...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.