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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Autism, Theater Arts

Can Using Theatrical Techniques Improve Social Skills of Autistic Youths?

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A new study examines the benefit of combining theatrical techniques with behavioral treatment approaches for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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Subway Derailment Triage Simulation Prepares Next Generation of Advanced Practice Nurses for Real Life Disaster

On Thursday, January 25th from 4PM- 6:30PM, Columbia University School of Nursing will host a subway derailment simulation, along with other simulated emergency scenarios, to showcase how students learn these critical skills using wireless, high-fidelity manikins, ultra-sophisticated technology, and real actors, in its new, state-of-the-art Helene Fuld Health Trust Simulation Center—one of the largest simulation centers dedicated to nursing simulation in New York State.

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iron metabolism, Ferritin, Oxidative Stress, Israel, Alzheimber's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Neurologic Disorders

The Human Body's Golden Gate to Iron Traffic

New findings could change how iron metabolism in the human body is understood, and open new horizons for research and therapeutics for inflammatory diseases and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's disease.

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A Survival Lesson From Bats – Eating Variety Keeps Species Multiplying

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A new study reveals that omnivorous New World noctilionoid bats, those species with diets including both plant and animal materials, produce more new species in the long run than specialized vegetarian or insectivorous species.

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Mothers and Young Struggle as Arctic Warms

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A new study from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and partners reveals for the first time the ways in which wild weather swings and extreme icing events are negatively impacting the largest land mammal of the Earth’s polar realms—the muskoxen. The paper demonstrates that while this denizen of the Arctic and other cold-adapted species have spectacular adaptations, the previously unknown effects of rain-on-snow events, winter precipitation, and ice tidal surges are costly for the animals, if not deadly.

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Heart Health, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, American Heart Month, heart healthy lifestyle, Prediabetes

CRF Invites the NYC Community to Attend Free Seminar on the Link Between Diabetes and Heart Disease During American Heart Month

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The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) will hold a free seminar, “The Link Between Diabetes & Your Heart,” on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in New York City. The seminar, part of a series of Mini-Med School seminars conducted by the CRF Women’s Heart Health Initiative, will focus on providing attendees a deeper understanding of diabetes and its connection with cardiovascular disease.

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Fragile X Finding Shows Normal Neurons that Interact Poorly

Neurons in mice afflicted with the genetic defect that causes Fragile X syndrome (FXS) appear similar to those in healthy mice, but these neurons fail to interact normally, resulting in the long-known cognitive impairments, shows a new study by a team of neuroscientists.

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Two New Breast Cancer Genes Emerge from Lynch Syndrome Gene Study

Columbia University researchers have identified two new breast cancer genes that also cause Lynch syndrome.

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Neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn, NYU Langone Health, Brooklyn

Specialist Returns to NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn to Launch Neuro-Ophthalmology Service

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The Neuro-Ophthalmology Program at NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn provides a new level of advanced neurological care to the community.







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