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2012-06-07 08:43:41

Study published in Science indicates that fungus plays a role in inflammatory bowel disease Cedars-Sinai researchers say their examination of the fungi in the intestines suggests an important link between these microbes and inflammatory diseases such as ulcerative colitis. In the new study, published in the June 8 issue of Science, researchers at Cedars-Sinai's Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute identified and characterized the large community of fungi inhabiting...

2012-05-29 23:02:37

“The New Biology,” a film on how improved technologies like gene sequencing and data analytics are helping a new generation of life sciences and biomedical researchers cure and track diseases, has received a Master Series Award. The honor is given to the top film in the professional, non-telecast, non-fiction category by CINE, the prestigious institute dedicated to recognizing and fostering overall excellence in film and video. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 “The New...

2012-05-25 23:01:16

Mount Sinai School of Medicine has established the Edgar M. Cullman Sr., Chair of the Department of Nursing, the first endowed Chair of the Department of Nursing in the institution´s 160-year history, and appointed Carol Porter, DNP, RN, Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President for Nursing, as the inaugural chair holder. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 25, 2012 Mount Sinai School of Medicine has established the Edgar M. Cullman Sr., Chair of the Department of Nursing, the first endowed...

2012-05-11 23:01:34

Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons, PhD, Delivers Keynote Address and Receives Honorary Degree New York, NY (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 Mount Sinai School of Medicine honored pioneers in discovery and innovation at its 43rd commencement ceremony at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. A total of 224 degrees were granted, including 141 MDs, 39 PhDs, and 44 Masters degrees. Ruth J. Simmons, PhD, President of Brown University, addressed the Mount Sinai graduates as commencement speaker. Dr....

2012-05-01 23:03:45

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have gained insight into the mechanism by which a pathological brain protein called tau contributes to the progression of Alzheimer´s disease (AD) and other neurodegenerative disorders. This finding, published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, may provide the basis for future investigations on how to prevent tau from damaging brain circuits involved in cognitive function. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2012...

2012-04-19 20:53:59

Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers have found that targeted swallowing exercises can help alleviate swallowing dysfunction — a debilitating side effect in people undergoing chemoradiation therapy (CRT) for head and neck cancer. The study, published in the April issue of Archives of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery, a JAMA Network publication, suggests that clinicians should consider giving all patients undergoing CRT an exercise regimen to improve their quality of...

2012-04-16 11:48:23

Use of new gene-sequencing technology rapidly identifies mutations that lead to drug resistance Through a groundbreaking new gene sequencing technology, researchers have demonstrated that the gene FLT3 is a valid therapeutic target in Acute Myeloid Leukemia, AML, one of the most common types of leukemia. The technique, developed by Pacific Biosciences, allows for the rapid and comprehensive detection of gene mutations in patients with AML. The findings, published online April 15 in...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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