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  1. CT allows nonsurgical management of some lung nodulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | EurekAlert!

    People who have nonsolid lung nodules can be safely monitored with annual low-dose computed tomography screening, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology . Researchers said the findings could help spare patients from unnecessary surgery and additional imaging.


  2. Brain receptor found to significantly affect cocaine addictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | EurekAlert!

    Researchers at the University at Buffalo have discovered a previously unknown neural pathway that can regulate changes made in the brain due to cocaine use, providing new insight into the molecular basis of cocaine addiction. "Addiction is a life-long affliction manifested by episodes of relapse, despite prolonged abstinence," says Amy Gancarz, PhD, lead author of the study, which was published on June 1 in an Advance Online Publication in Nature Neuroscience .


  3. Discovery may lead to targeted melanoma therapiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | EurekAlert!

    Melanoma patients with high levels of a protein that controls the expression of pro-growth genes are less likely to survive, according to a study led by researchers at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published online in the journal Molecular Cell . The research team found that the protein, called H2A.Z.2, promotes the abnormal growth seen in melanoma cells as they develop into difficult-to-treat tumors.


  4. Medical and health care challenges for lesbian and bisexual women highlighted in LGBT Health specialRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 14 | EurekAlert!

    More than one third of African American lesbian or bisexual women reported a negative experience with a heathcare provider and many of those women did not seek medical care the next time they were ill, according to a study published in LGBT Health , a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article, part of a Special Issue on Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Health, is available free on the LGBT Health website.


  5. Anthropologist receives $1.84 Million to study craniofacial malformationsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | EurekAlert!

    Penn State will receive $1.84 million over five years as a subcontract on a National Institutes of Health grant through the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, N.Y., to explore craniosynostosis, a birth defect that includes facial and cranial dysmorphology. The grant, from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, is part of a larger grant to Mt.


  6. Study examines hospice use and depression symptoms in surviving spousesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2015 | EurekAlert!

    While most surviving spouses had more depression symptoms following the death of their partner regardless of hospice use, researchers found a modest reduction in depressive symptoms among some surviving spouses of hospice users compared with nonhospice users, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine . The Institute of Medicine's report on improving the quality of care near the end of life highlights the need for supporting family caregivers.


  7. Why you need one vaccine for measles and many for the fluRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2015 | EurekAlert!

    While the influenza virus mutates constantly and requires a yearly shot that offers a certain percentage of protection, old reliable measles needs only a two-dose vaccine during childhood for lifelong immunity. A new study publishing May 21 in Cell Reports has an explanation: The surface proteins that the measles virus uses to enter cells are ineffective if they suffer any mutation, meaning that any changes to the virus come at a major cost.


  8. 'Top 100' papers in lumbar spine surgery reflect trends in low back pain treatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2015 | EurekAlert!

    May 11, 2015 - What are the most influential studies on surgery of the lower spine? The "top 100" research papers in lumbar spine are counted down in a special review in the May 15 issue of Spine , published by Wolters Kluwer . Dr. Samuel K. Cho and colleagues of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, performed a literature review to analyze and quantify the most important research papers on lumbar spine surgery.


  9. Making waves with robotic ultrasound between New York and ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | EurekAlert!

    A new clinical trial is testing the feasibility and efficiency of a doctor in New York City remotely performing long-distance, tele-robotic ultrasound exams over the Internet on patients in Chicago. The pioneering study is a research collaboration between cardiovascular imaging specialists of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.


  10. No long-term survival difference found between types of mitral valve replacementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | EurekAlert!

    In a comparison of mechanical prosthetic vs bioprosthetic mitral valves among patients 50 to 69 years of age undergoing mitral valve replacement, there was no significant difference in survival at 15 years, although there were differences in risk of reoperation, bleeding and stroke, according to a study in the April 14 issue of JAMA . In patients with severe, symptomatic mitral valve disease unsuitable for surgical repair, mitral valve replacement reduces symptoms and improves survival.


  11. Researchers find new link between neurodegenerative diseases and abnormal immune responsesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2015 | EurekAlert!

    Researchers from McMaster University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York have discovered that a protein associated with neurodegenerative diseases like ALS also plays an important role in the body's natural antiviral response. The study, published today in Nature Immunology , offers new insight into the link between neurodegenerative disorders and inflammation, and provides a framework to explore more fully the possibility that viral infection may lead to onset of these diseases.


  12. Risk of breast cancer in transgender persons -- a study of veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | EurekAlert!

    A study of breast cancer in transgender veterans has identified ten new cases, increasing the total number of published cases in both female-to-male and male-to-female transgender persons. Patient outcomes, use of cross-sex hormones, and recommendations for screening are presented in an article in LGBT Health , a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.


  13. New study postulates the role of dietary advanced glycation end products in the risk of Alzheimer'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2015 | EurekAlert!

    Our new paper published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease provides evidence that cooking foods at high temperatures increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease. This study looked at the content of advanced glycation end products in national diets and clinical studies comparing and compared total AGEs to Alzheimer's disease rates.


  14. One punch to knock out fluRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | EurekAlert!

    The fact that this year's flu shot is not a good match against this year's influenza strain is well known, and has happened before. But now researchers at McMaster University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York say that a universal flu vaccine may be on the horizon, thanks to the recent discovery of a new class of antibodies that are capable of neutralizing a wide range of influenza A viruses.


  15. Study reveals potential of ultrasound for detecting potential heart...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2015 | EurekAlert!

    A study of portable ultrasound carried out in the USA, Canada and India has revealed the potential of this technology for detecting plaques in peripheral arteries that can lead to heart attacks and stroke before symptoms arise, in both developed and developing country settings, allowing preventive treatment in those affected. The study, published in Global Heart , is by Dr Ram Bedi, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, and Professor Jagat Narula, Editor-in-Chief of Global Heart and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA, and colleagues.


  16. Study identifies 53 approved drugs that may block Ebola infectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | EurekAlert!

    Researchers found 53 existing drugs that may keep the Ebola virus from entering human cells, a key step in the process of infection, according to a study led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the National Institutes of Health , and published today in the Nature Press journal Emerging Microbes and Infections . Among the better known drug types shown to hinder infection by an Ebola virus model: several cancer drugs, antihistamines and antibiotics.


  17. New drug combination for advanced breast cancer delays disease progressionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | EurekAlert!

    A new combination of cancer drugs delayed disease progression for patients with hormone-receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer, according to a multi-center phase II trial. The findings of the randomized study were presented at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 6-9, by Kerin Adelson, M.D., assistant professor of medical oncology at Yale Cancer Center and chief quality officer at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.


  18. PRM-151 therapy well tolerated in patients with advanced myelofibrosisRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2014 | EurekAlert!

    A study that investigated the potential of the compound PRM-151 for reducing progressive bone marrow fibrosis in patients with advanced myelofibrosis has shown initial positive results. Myelofibrosis is a life-threatening bone marrow cancer.


  19. Combination of autism spectrum disorder and gender nonconformity presents unique challengesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | EurekAlert!

    The challenges in providing psychotherapy to individuals with autism spectrum disorders who also are struggling with their gender identity are explored in two case studies of high-functioning persons with diagnoses of ASD and gender dysphoria . The authors describe the unique complexities presented by these two diagnoses and offer suggested techniques for helping these individuals explore their gender identities in an article in LGBT Health , a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers .


  20. Device's potential as alternative to warfarin for stroke prevention in patients with a-fibRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | EurekAlert!

    Vivek Y. Reddy, M.D., of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, and colleagues examined the long-term efficacy and safety, compared to warfarin, of a device to achieve left atrial appendage closure in patients with atrial fibrillation. The study appears in the November 19 issue of JAMA , a cardiovascular disease theme issue.


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