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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...

2012-09-19 23:03:40

Mount Sinai Co-Hosts Summit on Hospital Rankings with U.S. News and World Report: NY State Health Commissioner Shah to be Keynote Speaker Following Summit (PRWEB) September 19, 2012 WHO:    Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH, Commissioner, New York State Department of Health WHAT: Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH, commissioner of the New York State Department of Health, will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon hosted by The Mount Sinai Medical Center. The address follows the first-ever...

2012-09-11 13:35:41

Ethnic differences found in how insulin-producing organ responds when it also stores excess fat Latinos are more likely to store fat in the pancreas and are less able to compensate by excreting additional insulin, a Cedars-Sinai study shows. The research examining overweight, prediabetic patients, published online by Diabetes Care, is part of a focus by Cedars-Sinai's Heart Institute, Biomedical Imaging Research Institute and Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute, to identify...

2012-08-28 23:02:40

There´s a new doctor in town. Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart, is the inspiration for a Muppet doctor on Barrio Sésamo: Monstrous Supersanos, the Spanish version of Sesame Street which debuted on Spain´s Antena 3 just last month. The character named “Dr. Valentin Ruster” is helping to educate children to lead healthier lifestyles through exercise and healthy diet. (PRWEB) August 27, 2012 There´s a new doctor in town. Valentin...

2012-08-28 11:30:54

High doses of vitamin B3 enhance immune system's infection-fighting ability, study shows Cedars-Sinai researchers have found that a common vitamin may have the potential to provide a powerful weapon to fight certain "superbugs," antibiotic-resistant staph infections that health experts see as a threat to public health. The research, published in the September 2012 edition of The Journal of Clinical Investigation, found that high doses of the nicotinamide form of vitamin B3 stimulated a...

2012-07-16 23:02:58

The Mount Sinai Medical Center ranked 14th out of approximately 5,000 hospitals nationwide in the 2012-2013 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News and World Report, moving up from 16th last year and retaining its spot on the U.S. News “Honor Roll” of the nation´s most outstanding hospitals. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 17, 2012 The Mount Sinai Medical Center ranked 14th out of approximately 5,000 hospitals nationwide in the 2012-2013 “Best Hospitals” issue...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'