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2013-04-19 23:19:54

Mount Sinai Will Be the First Medical Center Sponsor of the Aspen Ideas Festival New York, NY (PRWEB) April 19, 2013 This month marks the 10th anniversary of the sequencing of the human genome and every day, biomedical scientists are working to usher in a new era of genomic medicine based on the insights we now have, said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, at a recent Aspen Ideas Festival event in New York City. “Biomedical...

2012-12-23 05:00:27

Jillian Shapiro, a third-year graduate student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has been named to the second annual Forbes ”30 Under 30” list in “Science and Health.” The honorees “reflect the way that the health care landscape is transforming for the better, opening up to revolutionary new ideas and new approaches,” according to the editors of Forbes. New York (PRWEB) December 22, 2012 Jillian Shapiro, a third-year graduate student at the...

2012-10-03 10:13:10

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute have found that a blood vessel-building gene boosts the ability of human bone marrow stem cells to sustain pancreatic recovery in a laboratory mouse model of insulin-dependent diabetes. The findings, published in a PLOS ONE article of the Public Library of Science, offer new insights on mechanisms involved in regeneration of insulin-producing cells and provide new evidence that a diabetic's own bone marrow one day may be a...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.