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2011-08-24 21:45:35

Researcher urges immediate investigation of widespread antibiotic use and overuse In the zeal to eliminate dangerous bacteria, it is possible that we are also permanently killing off beneficial bacteria as well, posits Martin Blaser, MD, Frederick H. King Professor of Medicine, professor of Microbiology and chair of the Department of Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center. His commentary is published in the August 25 edition of the journal Nature. Dr. Blaser sounded the alarm to the...

2011-08-15 22:07:30

In a new study published in the August 16th issue of Developmental Cell, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center identified a molecular mechanism that guarantees that new blood vessels form in the right place and with the proper abundance. "We have known for a long time that blood vessels branch to give rise to new ones and that in some places of our bodies this branching occurs with a reproducible pattern. However, the mechanisms that ensure that new vessels sprout at specific locations...

2011-08-01 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NYU Langone Medical Center announced it has received an $84 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to study the comparative effectiveness of two initial management strategies for patients with coronary artery disease. The International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness with Medical and Invasive Approaches (ISCHEMIA) is a randomized controlled trial that will study...

2011-06-17 12:57:00

INDIANAPOLIS, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The St. Francis Heart Center today (June 17, 2011) announced that it has performed the first post-FDA approval surgery in the United States using a new device for treating tricuspid valve disease. Called the Contour 3D(TM) Annuloplasty Ring, the device, which is manufactured by Medtronic, is designed to restore normal valve function by remodeling the natural valve's shape and size. The procedure was performed by Marc Gerdisch, M.D., chief...

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2011-06-15 09:15:00

According to a new study published in the journal Cell, Wnt signaling, already known to control many biological processes, between hair follicles and melanocyte stem cells can determine hair pigmentation. The research at NYU Langone Medical Center was led by Mayumi Ito, PhD, assistant professor at the Ronald O. Pereleman Department of Dermatology at NYU. "We have known for decades that hair follicle stem cells and pigment-producing melanocyte cells collaborate to produce colored hair, but...

2011-06-14 09:50:00

NEW YORK, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NYU Langone Medical Center announced today that it is the first medical center in the Northeast to use PatientSecure(TM) -- a cutting-edge biometric technology - to identify patients. Utilizing near infrared light to map an image of the blood-flow pattern through the veins in a person's palm, the digital palm image is converted into a unique patient identifier that interfaces with the medical center's electronic health record system. "Vein...

2011-06-05 23:01:00

NEW YORK, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NYU Langone Medical Center announced that it has reached a historic and unprecedented philanthropic milestone, raising $1 billion in less than four years. "This is a historic moment for our medical center," said Kenneth G. Langone, chairman of the Board of Trustees. "We have the most extraordinary friends and benefactors who, through their generosity of spirit and action, have helped propel NYU Langone Medical Center to the forefront of clinical...

2011-05-06 14:58:59

NYU Langone Medical Center's Silvia G. Priori, M.D., Ph.D., co-lead author of expert consensus statement on the state of genetic testing for inherited cardiac conditions An international panel of experts from The Heart Rhythm Society and the European Heart Rhythm Association issued new guideline recommendations for all health care professionals about cardiovascular genetic testing at the Heart Rhythm Society's 32nd Annual Scientific Sessions. Silvia G. Priori, MD, PhD, a leader in the field...

2011-04-13 21:05:19

NYU School of Medicine researchers find molecules block a crucial cell pathway Researchers from the Cancer Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center have identified three novel small molecules that interrupt a crucial cellular communication pathway that regulates many aspects of development and cancer. The finding, published in the April 12, 2011 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and featured on its cover, could provide the basis for innovative therapies for...

2011-04-09 04:13:12

Neurosurgeons from NYU Langone Medical Center will present techniques and discuss surgical approaches and applications of technology at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), held April 9-13, 2011 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The Department of Neurosurgery at NYU Langone Medical Center has been recognized as one of the top ten hospitals in the country for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report for the past three...


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