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Article ID: 718374

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.

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3-Sep-2019 3:40 PM EDT
Newswise: Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and NYC Department of Parks & Recreation Hold Monday Mile Kickoff, Health and Wellness Fair

Article ID: 717708

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.

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20-Aug-2019 1:00 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Diabetes Emergency Campaign Launched for April 17 Board of Health Meeting

Article ID: 711284

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

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15-Apr-2019 4:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 708588

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.

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18-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Higher Education Event

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Article ID: 709095

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.

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5-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 709029

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.

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4-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EST

Article ID: 709026

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

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

Article ID: 709025

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.

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4-Mar-2019 11:30 AM EST
Newswise: Research Points Toward Possible New Treatment for Periodontitis

Article ID: 709028

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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4-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708681

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.

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26-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST

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