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New Imaging System Lights Up Tumors Using Scorpion Venom Protein And Laser
2014-02-26 10:42:27

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Cedars-Sinai animal study may lead to human trial of experimental, compact intraoperative device to aid removal of malignant brain tumors Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Department of Neurosurgery have developed a unique, compact, relatively inexpensive imaging device to "light up" malignant brain tumors and other cancers. The experimental system consists of a special camera designed and developed at Cedars-Sinai...

2014-02-18 23:30:04

Promet Source gives Mt. Sinai Hospital a routine checkup and delivers important site improvements and enhancements. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 Sometimes hospital websites need some minor operations to improve their overall digital health. Mt. Sinai Hospital is rated as one of the top 10% of hospitals, nationwide. Their Drupal website reflects their brand - it needs to be of the highest integrity. Mt. Sinai Hospital turned to Promet for Drupal Consulting for a fast,...

2014-01-30 08:30:46

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lupus LA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have joined together to support a two-year fellowship and have named Dr. Vaneet Sandhu as the Lupus LA/Cedars-Sinai Fellow. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect virtually any organ of the body, and has no known cause or cure. Dr. Sandhu will be joining a 'dream team' of lupus researchers at Cedars-Sinai, known in the medical community for cutting edge research and world-renowned...

2014-01-29 23:03:57

Advice from Cardiovascular Experts of Mount Sinai Heart at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Celebration of February’s American Heart Month and the 10th Anniversary of National Go Red Day Friday, February 7 (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 February is American Heart Month, with Friday, February 7 marking the 10th celebration of the American Heart Association’s National Go Red Day to continue to create awareness of the prevention and treatment of heart disease in women. One in three women have...

2014-01-15 23:01:50

Vicki LoPachin, MD, Appointed Chief Medical Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital NY, NY (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Vicki LoPachin, MD, who completed her residency training in internal medicine at Mount Sinai, and who previously served on the medical staff as an internal medicine specialist, has been appointed Chief Medical Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital. Prior to this post, Dr. LoPachin served as Medical Director of the North Shore University Hospital “Dr. LoPachin’s talents and...

2014-01-06 23:01:55

Edward C. Yang, MD Named New Chief of Department of Orthopaedics at Mount Sinai Queens Long Island City, NY (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 Edward C. Yang, MD, has been named Chief of Orthopaedics at Mount Sinai Queens. Dr. Yang, board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, had previously served as Regional Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at Elmhurst Hospital Center in the Queens Hospital Network. Dr. Yang is also a...

2013-11-25 09:55:06

With standard care, median length of survival is 15 months after diagnosis of glioblastoma multiforme -- and only 10 percent survive more than 5 years Eight of 16 patients participating in a study of an experimental immune system therapy directed against the most aggressive malignant brain tumors – glioblastoma multiforme – survived longer than five years after diagnosis, according to Cedars-Sinai researchers, who presented findings Nov. 23 at the Fourth Quadrennial Meeting of the...

2013-11-13 23:03:59

Preclinical Testing at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Shows SUMO-1 Gene Therapy Shrinks an Enlarged Heart, Improves Heart Function, and Blood Flow New York, NY (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Researchers at the Cardiovascular Research Center at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have successfully tested a powerful gene therapy, delivered directly into the heart, to reverse heart failure in large animal models. The new research study findings, published in November 13 issue of...

2013-10-22 23:00:54

Nearly 80 percent of women who contacted a patient assistance program had some or all of their needs met, compared with only 35 percent of those who did not New York, New York (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 NEW YORK, NY  – October 22, 2013 /Press Release/  ––  Patient assistance programs can help breast cancer patients meet a variety of needs that can interfere with getting recommended adjuvant therapies such as radiation, chemotherapy, and hormonal treatments,...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'