Location:

Local - New York Metro

Add to Favorites | Subscribe | Share

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Life

Education

Channels:

Higher Education, higher education administration, Leadership, Academia, Academic appointment, Global Academic Programs, Academic Degrees, Interdisciplinary Studies, academic partnerships

Rahmat Shoureshi, Ph.D., Begins Role as Interim President of New York Institute of Technology

Rahmat_Shoureshi_NYIT.jpg

Rahmat Shoureshi, Ph.D., will become the interim president of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) on Jan. 21, 2017, according to NYIT Board of Trustees Chair Kevin Silva.

Science

Channels:

Computational Science, Big Data, Big data research, Big Data Management, Metadata, Ontologies, Semantics, Information Science, data-driven discovery, Data provenance

Turning Research Data Into Scientific Discoveries

jau5601-720px.jpg

Information scientist Line Pouchard just joined Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Data-Driven Discovery, where she will help scientists discover, integrate, and re-use data.

Medicine

Channels:

asthma and children, Childhood Asthma, obesity and children, asthma and obesity, respiratory ailments, Respiratory Health

Children with Asthma May Be at Higher Obesity Risk

asthmainchildren.jpg

Children with asthma may be more likely to become obese later in childhood or in adolescence, according to new research published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Medicine

Science

Channels:

Virus, Bacteria communication, Phages, Sorek

Viruses Overheard Talking to One Another

For the first time, viruses have been found to communicate with one another, leaving short “posts” for kin and descendants. The messages help the viruses reading them decide how to proceed with the process of infection, according to Weizmann Institute research.

Medicine

Channels:

Nyu Langone, Agnel Sfeir, Mitochondria, Genetics, common deletion, strand displacement, Pearson syndrome, Kearns-Sayre, ophthalmopl

Roots of Related Genetic Diseases Found in Cell Powerhouses

Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered the mechanisms behind a genetic change known to cause a set of related diseases.

Medicine

Channels:

In Alzheimer’s, Excess Tau Protein Damages Brain’s GPS

gridcells.jpg

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have linked excess tau protein in the brain to the spatial disorientation that leads to wandering in many Alzheimer's disease patients. The findings, in mice, could lead to early diagnostic tests for Alzheimer's and point to treatments for this common and troubling symptom.

Medicine

Channels:

Hypertension, masked hypertension, Blood Pressure, High Blood Pressure

Study Shows 1 in 8 Americans – 17 Million – Have “Masked” Hypertension

A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology reveals that the U.S. prevalence of masked hypertension is 12.3 percent. Based on the U.S. population, this translates to approximately 17.1 million people, or 1 in 8 adults

Medicine

Channels:

Chapman Perelman Foundation Domestic Violence Gift Awarded to Columbia Psychiatry

The Chapman Perelman Foundation has contributed $1 million to Columbia University Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry to expand an initiative that provides mental health services to victims of domestic violence.

Medicine

Channels:

Thyroid Awareness Month, Thyroid Awareness, Thyroid, Otolaryngology, Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Self Exam, Early Detection, Thyroid Disease, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Health System, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Gland, January

January Is Thyroid Awareness Month

Mount Sinai Doctors Stress Importance of Self-Examinations for Early Detection

Medicine

Channels:

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Health System, Postpartum Depression, Gestational Diabetes, risk factors for depression, Pregnacy, Maternal Health, gestational diabetes research, Depression, Depression and Diabetes, depression and women

Gestational Diabetes Increases Risk for Postpartum Depression

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Karolinska Institutet have found that gestational diabetes raises the risk of postpartum depression in first-time mothers.

Medicine

Channels:

Osteopathic Medical Education, osteopathic medical schools, Osteopathic Medicine, Delta Region, Medical School, Education, Graduate Medical Education, primary care doctors

Shane Speights Promoted to Dean of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Site at A-State

ShaneSpeights_85602_1.jpg

Shane Speights, D.O., has been promoted to dean of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine’s campus at Arkansas State University. He will provide leadership for students, faculty, and staff in curriculum, community outreach and engagement, clinical service programs, research, and other areas.

Medicine

Channels:

Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Oxycodone, RGS9-2, Chronic Pain, brain reward center, Analgesia, Mu Opioid, opioid receptor signaling, opioid receptors, acute pain, Morphine, Neuropathic Pain

Key Signaling Protein Associated with Addiction Controls the Actions of Oxycodone in Pain-Free and Chronic Pain States

RGS9-2, a key signaling protein in the brain known to play a critical role in the development of addiction-related behaviors, acts as a positive modulator of oxycodone reward in both pain-free and chronic pain states

Medicine

Channels:

Urban Health, Population Health, Cities, Policy

First-Ever Online Data Tool Allows City Leaders to Examine Health of Their Urban Populations & Take Action

CityHealthDashboard_Homepage.png

Responding to demands from cities across the country, NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health, NYU’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, and the National Resource Network, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, are launching the City Health Dashboard. The online data visualization tool will greatly improve city-level understanding of health and empower mayors, city managers, health officials, and other local stakeholders to enact policies that target the risk factors and health conditions that most impact their communities.

Science

Channels:

Adhesion, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Podosome, Arf1, myosin II, Cytoskeleton

Cellular Podiatry

PodosomeImages_CYMK_Compilation.jpg

A study by researchers from the labs of Prof Alexander Bershadsky at the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore and Prof Gareth E Jones at King’s College London has revealed that a protein known as Arf1 plays a role in podosome formation by regulating the assembly of myosin-II within the cytoskeleton.

Medicine

Channels:

Cancer, Melanoma, PD-1 blockade, Skin Cancer, Drug Resistance

Ludwig Study Reveals Why Cancer Cells Spread Within the Body

ColinGodingphoto1.4.17.jpg

Findings uncover an ancient mechanism that makes cancer cells invasive, explains melanoma’s resistance to therapy and opens the door to development of novel cancer therapies

Science

Channels:

Are Herders and Livestock Bad for Rare Wildlife? It’s Complicated.

StefanEkernas_Argali-skull_7101A002.jpg

The Denver Zoological Foundation, WCS(Wildlife Conservation Society) and other partners have published a paper appearing in the early view edition of Conservation Biology that looks at the positive and negative relationships occurring between pastoralists, livestock, native carnivores and native herbivores in the world’s largest unfenced grassland and desert.

Science

Channels:

ohmic, conducting polymer , Semiconductors, work function, Electron

NUS Researchers Achieve Major Breakthrough in Flexible Electronics

Photograph.jpg

A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore has successfully developed conducting polymer films that can provide unprecedented ohmic contacts to give superior performance in plastic electronics, including organic light-emitting diodes, solar cells and transistors.

Medicine

Channels:

Common Epilepsies Share Genetic Overlap with Rare Types

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian showed that several genes implicated in rare forms of pediatric epilepsy also contribute to common forms of the disorder.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Fathers, Parenting, School Readiness, Reading, parenting intervention, NYU Steinhardt, NYU, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, Applied Psychology, Chacko

EMBARGOED

A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 24-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST

Medicine

Channels:

Indoor Air Pollution, Indoor Air Quality, cookstoves, Pregnancy and Hypertension, Developing Countries, Global Health, Clean Fuel, clean-burning fuel, Kerosene, wood burning

Clean-Fuel Cookstoves May Improve Cardiovascular Health in Pregnant Women

womanatcookstove.jpg

Replacing biomass and kerosene cookstoves used throughout the developing world with clean-burning ethanol stoves may reduce hypertension and cardiovascular risk in pregnant women, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.







Chat now!