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2011-04-01 00:14:17

NYU Langone Medical Center surgeons are performing minimally invasive heart surgery techniques on patients in their 80s and 90s. Outcomes are strong, going against the assumption that elderly patients who have heart surgery are destined to a steady decline. New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) March 31, 2011 NYU Langone Medical Center has performed minimally invasive heart surgery for over 15 years. In that time there has been an increase in elderly patients. Now 5% of the surgeries are performed on...

2011-03-25 00:00:31

Dr. Davis will expand upon the findings in Davis's latest book, Disconnect: The Truth about Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Has Done to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family (Dutton, 2010), in which she argues that the most popular gadget of our age has now been shown to damage DNA, break down the brain's defenses, and reduce sperm count while increasing memory loss, the risk of Alzheimer's disease, and even cancer. (Vocus/PRWEB) March 24, 2011 Devra Lee Davis, PhD, MPH,...

2011-03-10 15:17:28

A new study conducted by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and Yale School of Medicine shows that when hospitals acquire surgical robotic technology, men in that region are more likely to have prostate cancer surgery. The study, "The Association between Diffusion of the Surgical Robot and Radical Prostatectomy Rates", was published this week in the online edition of the journal Medical Care. "The use of the surgical robot to treat prostate cancer is an instructive example of an...

2011-02-25 09:00:00

GRASS VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As a world leader in the advancement of the detection and treatment of prostate cancer, the Smilow Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Center (www.smilowprostatecancercenter.com) at NYU Langone Medical Center is the first medical facility in the Northeast to install ei-Nav|Artemis(TM), an innovative image guidance and navigation system for prostate biopsy that is manufactured by Eigen. Using proprietary next-generation imaging technology,...

2011-02-16 15:23:25

Proof-of-concept research at NYU Langone validated by leading MRI methods, warrants further research Researchers from the Department of Neurology at NYU Langone Medical Center identified potential benefits of a new computer application that automatically detects subtle brain lesions in MRI scans in patients with epilepsy. In a study published in the February 2011 issue of PlosOne, the authors discuss the software's potential to assist radiologists in better identifying and locating visually...

2011-02-07 13:35:39

A study of NYU Child Study Center program, ParentCorps, shows that parents can play valuable role in helping young children succeed despite stressful circumstances Researchers at the NYU Child Study Center demonstrated that a brief program for families of Pre-Kindergarten students attending schools in disadvantaged urban communities improved children's behavior at school. The study, called "Promoting effective parenting practices and preventing child behavior problems in school among...

2010-12-16 10:22:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NYU Langone Medical Center announced today that it has appointed internationally renowned scientist and leader Richard W. Tsien, DPhil, as the first director of the Neuroscience Institute and the Druckenmiller Professor of Neuroscience, effective January 2012. Dr. Tsien--a member of both the Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Sciences and a former Rhodes Scholar--joins NYU Langone from Stanford University, where he currently serves as the...

2010-12-08 22:26:59

8-week program helps reduce symptoms and reduce exposure to environmental triggers A school-based intervention program helped New York City high school students with moderate to severe asthma better manage their symptoms, dramatically reducing the need for urgent care, including hospitalizations and emergency room visits, according to a study published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Students in the eight-week program reported a 28% reduction in acute...

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...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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