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Released: 13-Nov-2020 8:15 AM EST
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Bringing Down Blood Sugar Now! Newswise Live Event for Nov. 12
Newswise

With multiple studies showing that COVID deaths and complications increase step-by-step with increasing blood sugar levels, a groundbreaking Newswise Webinar on Thursday November 12th from 2 to 3 pm ET will examine national, clinical and community strategies to immediately improve COVID outcomes through comprehensive nutrition information and action.

3-Sep-2019 3:40 PM EDT
9/11 World Trade Center Exposure Linked to Heart Disease Among NYC Firefighters
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

A study of New York City firefighters finds that exposure to 9/11 World Trade Center (WTC) dust is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Health System, and the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) report in JAMA Network Open that those who arrived first at the WTC site have a 44% increased risk of CVD compared to those who arrived later.

Newswise: Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and NYC Department of Parks & Recreation Hold Monday Mile Kickoff, Health and Wellness Fair
Released: 20-Aug-2019 1:00 PM EDT
Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and NYC Department of Parks & Recreation Hold Monday Mile Kickoff, Health and Wellness Fair
Monday Campaigns

New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), the Department of Parks & Recreation and Move It Monday, a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns, held a Monday Mile kickoff event this week in Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem to promote inclusive wellness and recreation. A Monday Mile is a commitment to walk, roll, or jog one mile every Monday either individually or with a group.

Newswise: Diabetes Emergency Campaign Launched for April 17 Board of Health Meeting
Released: 15-Apr-2019 4:05 AM EDT
Diabetes Emergency Campaign Launched for April 17 Board of Health Meeting
Health People

#DiabetesEmergency #DiabetesCrisis social media campaign launched to push the New York City Board of Health to declare type 2 diabetes as a public health emergency

Released: 18-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
What Darwin’s Finches and Herring Tell Us About Evolution: Uppsala U. Scientist Andersson's March 22 Lecture
New York University

NYU will host Leif Andersson, a scientist at Sweden’s Uppsala University, for “How Darwin’s Finches and Atlantic Herring Genetically Adapt to Their Environment,” its annual Darwin Lecture, on Friday, March 22.

Released: 5-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST
When Changing One Atom Makes Molecules Better
University of Vienna

Chemists in Vienna find a method to replace hydrogen with fluorine in organic moleculesThe development and improvement of pharmaceuticals plays the central role in the ongoing battle against human disease. Organic synthesis is the field that enables these developments as it offers the toolbox to diversify chemical structures.

Released: 4-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EST
Neurodegenerative Diseases Identified Using Artificial Intelligence
Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence platform to detect a range of neurodegenerative disease in human brain tissue samples, including Alzheimer’s disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Released: 4-Mar-2019 11:30 AM EST
Exercise Can Improve Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
IOS Press

Researchers review evidence of the effect of exercise on non-motor symptoms of PD in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease

Newswise: Study Finds Atypical Communications in Autism May Aid Diagnosis, Treatment Targets
Released: 4-Mar-2019 11:30 AM EST
Study Finds Atypical Communications in Autism May Aid Diagnosis, Treatment Targets
Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University autism researchers investigating atypical communications characteristics of children being treated for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) found that these youths experience a wider range of communication difficulties compared to youth with other psychiatric conditions.

Newswise: Research Points Toward Possible New Treatment for Periodontitis
Released: 4-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST
Research Points Toward Possible New Treatment for Periodontitis
Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University researchers reveal new details about how fimbriae are assembled in the periodontitis disease process and demonstrate that by targeting P gingivalis with certain peptides inhibits the fimbriae, thus potentially halting the development of periodontitis.

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26-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
When It Comes to Hearing Words, It’s a Division of Labor between Our Brain’s Two Hemispheres
New York University

Scientists have uncovered a new “division of labor” between our brain’s two hemispheres in how we comprehend the words and other sounds we hear—a finding that offers new insights into the processing of speech and points to ways to address auditory disorders.

1-Mar-2019 7:05 AM EST
How Do We Follow the Rhythm of Language? Neuroscientists Find the Answer Depends on Our Brain’s Pathways
New York University

How is our speech shaped by what we hear? The answer varies, depending on the make-up of our brain’s pathways, a team of neuroscientists has found.

Released: 4-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Achieves Independent Degree-Granting Authority
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

More than six decades after it first opened its doors, Albert Einstein College of Medicine is now an independent academic institution, with the authority to confer its own medical and graduate degrees. This achievement had been set in motion more than three years ago, when Yeshiva University entered into a strategic joint collaboration with longtime Einstein affiliate, Montefiore. Einstein’s academic independence is the result of a vote by the Board of Regents of New York State’s Department of Education, which awarded Einstein an absolute charter, establishing it as an autonomous educational institution.

Released: 4-Mar-2019 7:55 AM EST
Robert H. Pass, MD, Appointed Division Chief of Pediatric Cardiology, Co-Director of the Children’s Heart Center, and Director of Pediatric Electrophysiology, The Mount Sinai Health System
Mount Sinai Health System

Robert H. Pass, MD, a nationally and internationally renowned pediatric cardiologist, has been appointed Division Chief of Pediatric Cardiology and Director of Pediatric Electrophysiology at the Mount Sinai Health System. He will also be Co- Director of the Children’s Heart Center.an alliance between the Mount Sinai Health System and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, two world-leading institutions that provide an unprecedented scope of services for pediatric heart patients.

Newswise: How A Common Oral Bacteria Makes Colon Cancer More Deadly
28-Feb-2019 8:50 AM EST
How A Common Oral Bacteria Makes Colon Cancer More Deadly
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

New research reveals how a bacteria in dental plaque-- involved in 1/3 of colon cancer cases-- speeds up colon cancer growth and makes the disease more deadly.

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27-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
Gene transcription machinery constrains DNA movements, study suggests
The Rockefeller University Press

Researchers in Japan have discovered that the DNA inside human cells moves around less when its genes are active. The study, which will be published March 1 in the Journal of Cell Biology, suggests that RNA polymerase II—the key enzyme required to produce messenger RNA molecules from active genes—restricts the movement of DNA by organizing it into a network of interconnected domains.

Newswise: Novel Sleep Index, Wakefulness May Predict if Patients Able to Breathe on Their Own
26-Feb-2019 4:00 PM EST
Novel Sleep Index, Wakefulness May Predict if Patients Able to Breathe on Their Own
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Critically ill patients are more likely to be successfully weaned from a mechanical ventilator, or breathing machine, if they have higher levels of wakefulness and both their right and left brains experience the same depth of sleep, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Newswise: An Atlas of an Aggressive Leukemia
27-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
An Atlas of an Aggressive Leukemia
Ludwig Cancer Research

A team of researchers led by Bradley Bernstein at the Ludwig Center at Harvard has used single-cell technologies and machine learning to create a detailed “atlas of cell states” for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) that could help improve treatment of the aggressive cancer.

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Released: 27-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Fast, Flexible Ionic Transistors for Bioelectronic Devices
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Columbia researchers have developed the first biocompatible internal-ion-gated organic electrochemical transistor (IGT) that is fast enough to enable real-time signal sensing and stimulation of brain signals. The IGT provides a miniaturized, soft, conformable interface with human skin, using local amplification to record high quality neural signals, suitable for advanced data processing. This could lead to safer, smaller, and smarter bioelectronic devices that can be implanted in humans over long periods of time.

Released: 27-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
Complex Medication Regimens Create Challenges for Home Health Care
New York University

Medically high-risk patients and communication breakdowns between providers contribute to the difficulty of medication management for older adults receiving home health care, finds a study led by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.

Released: 27-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST
Pulitzer-Winning Historian David Levering Lewis on the “Improbable” Wendell Willkie —March 5
New York University

Historian David Levering Lewis, a two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning author, will discuss the legacy of businessman-turned-presidential-candidate Wendell Willkie on Tues., March 5.

26-Feb-2019 1:00 PM EST
Biologists Find the Long and Short of It When It Comes to Chromosomes
New York University

A team of biologists has uncovered a mechanism that determines faithful inheritance of short chromosomes during the reproductive process. The discovery elucidates a key aspect of inheritance—deviation from which can lead to infertility, miscarriages, or birth defects such as Down syndrome.

Released: 26-Feb-2019 12:30 PM EST
Mount Sinai Spinout OOVA, Inc. Partners with Thorne Research to Bring Fertility Mapping Tool to the Home
Mount Sinai Health System

Diagnostic device company OOVA, Inc., a Mount Sinai Health System spinout, is piloting a fertility monitoring tool through a partnership with Thorne Research

Newswise: In Uganda, WCS Identifies Critical Biodiversity Sites for Conservation of Both Globally and Nationally Threatened Species
Released: 26-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
In Uganda, WCS Identifies Critical Biodiversity Sites for Conservation of Both Globally and Nationally Threatened Species
Wildlife Conservation Society

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and its partners has announced 45 sites identified to meet Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) status, global priority areas for conservation of biodiversity in Uganda.

Newswise: NYU Langone Health Launches a New App to Study Picky Eating in Young Children
Released: 26-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
NYU Langone Health Launches a New App to Study Picky Eating in Young Children
NYU Langone Health

NYU Langone researchers launch a new app to study picky eating in young children and provide suggestions to parents.

Released: 26-Feb-2019 6:00 AM EST
“Silent-type” Cells Play Greater Role in Brain Behavior than Previously Thought
NYU Langone Health

Brain cells recorded as among the least electrically active during a specific task may be the most important to doing it right.

Newswise: ATS Foundation Research Program Announces Unrestricted Grant Recipients for the 2018 Cycle
Released: 25-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
ATS Foundation Research Program Announces Unrestricted Grant Recipients for the 2018 Cycle
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The ATS Foundation has announced that 14 researchers have been awarded one-year, $40,000 Unrestricted Research Grants to advance pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.

Newswise: Documenting and decoding the dynamics between work and pain
Released: 25-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Documenting and decoding the dynamics between work and pain
IOS Press

Workers suffering from chronic pain takes an immense toll on both employees and employers. Whether the pain that individuals experience is physical or psychological, constant or intermittent

Newswise: WCS Announces Request for Proposals for Nature-Based Climate Change Adaptation Projects
Released: 25-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
WCS Announces Request for Proposals for Nature-Based Climate Change Adaptation Projects
Wildlife Conservation Society

Through its Climate Adaptation Fund, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is soliciting proposals from nonprofit conservation organizations implementing new methods that help wildlife adapt to the rapidly-shifting environmental conditions brought about by climate change.

Newswise: A New Sequencing Method to Detect DNA Modifications of Relevance to Cancer
Released: 25-Feb-2019 11:00 AM EST
A New Sequencing Method to Detect DNA Modifications of Relevance to Cancer
Ludwig Cancer Research

Ludwig Cancer Research scientists report in the current issue of Nature Biotechnology a new and improved method to detect chemical modifications to DNA. These modifications—or “epigenetic” marks—help control gene expression and their aberrant distribution across the genome contributes to cancer progression and resistance to therapy.

Released: 25-Feb-2019 7:05 AM EST
Life’s Transitions Easier with a Sense of a Well-Rounded Ending, New Study Shows
New York University

We are more likely to have positive feelings about transitioning from one stage of life to the next if we have a “well-rounded ending”—or one marked by a sense of closure—finds a team of psychology researchers.

Released: 22-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
Mount Sinai Debuts New Television Ad Campaign During The Academy Awards
Mount Sinai Health System

The ads will also be aired during other prominent shows in the New York market over the next several months.

Newswise: Freddy Boey appointed Deputy President (Innovation & Enterprise)
Released: 21-Feb-2019 11:05 PM EST
Freddy Boey appointed Deputy President (Innovation & Enterprise)
National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS) today announced that Professor Freddy Boey, Senior Vice President (Graduate Education & Research Translation) will become Deputy President (Innovation & Enterprise) from 1 April 2019. Prof Boey will be responsible for the University’s initiatives and activities in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship and research translation, as well as graduate studies in this new role. As part of this appointment, Prof Boey will also assume leadership of NUS Enterprise when Dr Lily Chan, CEO of NUS Enterprise, steps down at the end of March 2019. Dr Chan will continue on in an advisory capacity from 1 April 2019.

15-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
New “Smart Drug” Shows Promise for Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

A clinical trial at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia and other centers found that patients responded to a new “smart drug” for women with an aggressive form of breast cancer.

Newswise: Simons Foundation President Marilyn Hawrys Simons To Be Honored at  Stars of Stony Brook Gala April 10 at Chelsea Piers, NYC
Released: 21-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
Simons Foundation President Marilyn Hawrys Simons To Be Honored at Stars of Stony Brook Gala April 10 at Chelsea Piers, NYC
Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University will honor alumna and Simons Foundation President Marilyn Hawrys Simons, BA ’74, PhD ’84 at its 20th Stars of Stony Brook Gala, Wednesday, April 10 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. Hosted annually by the Stony Brook Foundation, this year the celebration will recognize Dr. Simons for her leadership as president of one of the nation’s premier philanthropic institutions devoted to driving progress in basic science as well as her contributions to improving educational opportunities for the underserved.  As a philanthropist, advocate and volunteer for Stony Brook University, Marilyn has been a champion for one of New York State’s outstanding public universities.

Released: 20-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
Viruses that linger in the gut could trigger type 1 diabetes
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Researchers at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, provide new evidence supporting an association between elevated levels of enteroviruses in the intestinal tracts of children and islet autoimmunity, a precursor to Type 1 diabetes. The paper appears in the journal Scientific Reports.

19-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
Young Children May See Nationality as Biological, New Study Suggests
New York University

Young children see national identity, in part, as biological in nature, a perception that diminishes as they get older, finds a new study by psychology researchers. But despite changes in views of nationality as we age, the work suggests the intriguing possibility that the roots of nationalist sentiments are established early in life.

Released: 19-Feb-2019 12:30 PM EST
Mount Sinai and UC San Diego Health Announce Framework to Promote Innovation in Emergency Medical Services
Mount Sinai Health System

As part of nationwide efforts to improve emergency medical care, researchers at the Mount Sinai Health System, in collaboration with UC San Diego Health, have released a national framework report titled “Promoting Innovations in Emergency Medical Services” that identifies regulatory, financial, and technological obstacles to improving local and state EMS systems.

Newswise: Quantum Information Science Effort Expands at Brookhaven Lab
Released: 19-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Quantum Information Science Effort Expands at Brookhaven Lab
Brookhaven National Laboratory

An emerging and exciting research field known as quantum information science (QIS) is ramping up in the Computational Science Initiative (CSI) at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Newswise: New Nurses Work Overtime, Long Shifts, and Sometimes a Second Job
Released: 19-Feb-2019 9:55 AM EST
New Nurses Work Overtime, Long Shifts, and Sometimes a Second Job
New York University

New nurses are predominantly working 12-hour shifts and nearly half work overtime, trends that have remained relatively stable over the past decade, finds a new study by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. In addition, 13 percent hold a second job, according to the study published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing.

13-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Lupus Strongly Linked to Imbalances in Gut Microbiome
NYU Langone Health

The disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) — marked by the attack on joints, skin, and kidneys by the body’s immune system — is linked to an abnormal mix of bacteria in the gut. This is according to a new study led by scientists at NYU School of Medicine.

12-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
How Do We Conserve and Restore Computer-Based Art in a Changing Technological Environment?
New York University

Just as conservators have developed methods to protect traditional artworks, computer scientists, in collaboration with time-based media conservators, have created means to safeguard computer- or time-based art by following the same preservation principles.

Newswise: SBUH Appoints New Chief Nursing Officer
Released: 15-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
SBUH Appoints New Chief Nursing Officer
Stony Brook Medicine

Stony Brook University Hospital has appointed Julie Mirkin, DNP, MA, RN, as the Chief Nursing Officer, effective February 7.

Released: 15-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Why Some Brain Tumors Respond to Immunotherapy
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Fewer than 1 in 10 patients with glioblastoma—the most common type of brain cancer—respond to immunotherapy; a new study reveals how to detect patients who may respond.

Newswise: James Wishart Awarded Maria Skłodowska-Curie Medal
Released: 15-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
James Wishart Awarded Maria Skłodowska-Curie Medal
Brookhaven National Laboratory

James Wishart, a chemist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been awarded the Maria Skłodowska-Curie Medal by the Polish Radiation Research Society (PRRS). The award recognizes his distinguished achievements in the field of radiation chemistry and his long-lasting and productive interactions with Polish scientists.

Newswise: OSA Patients with Excessive Daytime Sleepiness at Greatest Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
12-Feb-2019 4:00 PM EST
OSA Patients with Excessive Daytime Sleepiness at Greatest Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who experience excessive sleepiness while awake appear to be at far greater risk for cardiovascular diseases than those without excessive daytime sleepiness, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Newswise: Can we repair the brain? The promise of stem cell technologies for treating parkinson's disease
Released: 14-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Can we repair the brain? The promise of stem cell technologies for treating parkinson's disease
IOS Press

Cell replacement may play an increasing role in alleviating the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) in future. Writing in a special supplement to the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, experts describe how newly developed stem cell technologies could be used to treat the disease and discuss the great promise, as well as the significant challenges, of stem cell treatment.


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