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28-May-2020 4:45 AM EDT
Discovery in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Could Provide Novel Pathway for New Treatments
Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers at Mount Sinai have discovered that human acute myeloid leukemia (AML) stem cells are dependent on a transcription factor known as RUNX1, potentially providing a new therapeutic target to achieve lasting remissions or even cures for a disease in which medical advances have been limited.

1-Jun-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Exercise Levels Can Help Doctors Predict Risk of Heart Disease and Death Among Older Adults
Mount Sinai Health System

Asking elderly patients how much they exercise can help predict their risk of heart disease and death, Mount Sinai and collaborative researchers say.

Released: 26-May-2020 4:00 PM EDT
#FitForTheFrontLine Challenge Unites Nation’s Top Medical Centers in Support of Front-Line Health Care Workers
Mount Sinai Health System

Fitness challenge honors and supports health care heroes at Mount Sinai Health System and Academic Centers Across the Country. Goldman Sachs & Co., Peloton, Discovery, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, dtx and Pinterest Support First-Ever Collective Medical Center Campaign.

Released: 22-May-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Convalescent Plasma Is A Potentially Effective Treatment Option for Patients Hospitalized With COVID 19, According to Early Data
Mount Sinai Health System

Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 who received convalescent plasma demonstrated improved survival and were more likely than matched control patients to remain the same or have improvements in their supplemental oxygen requirements, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published today on pre-print server medRxiv.

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15-May-2020 5:30 AM EDT
Researchers Discover Biomarkers of ALS in Teeth
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai scientists have identified biological markers present in childhood that relate to the degenerative and often fatal neurological disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to a study published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology in May.

Released: 19-May-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Mount Sinai Health System and Renalytix Form Joint Venture, Kantaro Biosciences, To Develop and Scale Production of COVID Antibody Test Kits
Mount Sinai Health System

- Kantaro Biosciences partners with Bio-Techne for manufacturing and global kit distribution - Scaled kit production to enable clinical laboratories to conduct 10M tests per month is planned to begin in July

Newswise: Mount Sinai First in U.S. to Use Artificial Intelligence to Analyze Coronavirus (COVID-19) Patients
19-May-2020 6:00 AM EDT
Mount Sinai First in U.S. to Use Artificial Intelligence to Analyze Coronavirus (COVID-19) Patients
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai researchers are the first in the country to use artificial intelligence (AI) combined with imaging, and clinical data to analyze patients with coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

12-May-2020 11:30 AM EDT
Combination of Chemo and Immunotherapy Is Shown to Work Against Metastatic Bladder Cancer
Mount Sinai Health System

A clinical trial led by Mount Sinai researchers has showed for the first time that combining chemotherapy and immunotherapy can slow down metastatic bladder cancer. The trial also showed that immunotherapy alone may be an option for a subset of patients with metastatic bladder cancer if their tumor expresses a high level of a protein called PD-L1 according to the study, published in The Lancet in May.

Newswise: Chest X-Rays in Emergency Rooms Can Help Predict Severity of COVID-19 Illness in Young and Middle-aged Adults
13-May-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Chest X-Rays in Emergency Rooms Can Help Predict Severity of COVID-19 Illness in Young and Middle-aged Adults
Mount Sinai Health System

Chest X-rays performed on young and middle-aged adults with COVID-19 when they arrive at the emergency room can help doctors predict who is at higher risk of severe illness and intubation, Mount Sinai researchers report.

Released: 14-May-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Launches New Institute for Health Equity Research
Mount Sinai Health System

COVID-19 Crisis Spurs Institute to Understand and Combat Health Disparities in Underserved Communities. Earvin “Magic” Johnson, five-time NBA champion, and New York State Senator Brian Benjamin Among Industry and Public Health Leaders to Join Institute Task Force.

Released: 13-May-2020 3:00 PM EDT
Mount Sinai Announces First-of-its-Kind Center For Post-COVID Care
Mount Sinai Health System

Center to provide post-multidisciplinary care and psychosocial resources for patients recovering from pandemic disease COVID-19 Registry and clinical trials component will define new standards of care for patients

Released: 12-May-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Artificial Intelligence Algorithm Can Rapidly Detect Severity of Common Blinding Eye Disease
Mount Sinai Health System

A new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm developed by researchers at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) can rapidly and accurately detect age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss in the United States.

11-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Insulin Resistance Contributes to Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Prognosis in U.S. Women, Mount Sinai Researchers Reveal
Mount Sinai Health System

New study identifies that differences in insulin resistance can explain in part the disparities in breast cancer survival between black and white women

Released: 11-May-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Works With Google Nest to Help Patients With COVID-19
Mount Sinai Health System

A New Nest Camera Console Enhances Safety of Patients and Staff; Reduces PPE Demands

Newswise: Blood Thinners may Improve Survival among Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
4-May-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Blood Thinners may Improve Survival among Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
Mount Sinai Health System

Research could change standard of care protocols to prevent clotting associated with coronavirus

29-Apr-2020 12:00 PM EDT
Neighborhood Racial and Economic Polarization, Hospital of Delivery, and Severe Maternal Morbidity
Mount Sinai Health System

How neighborhood racial and economic spatial polarization, an extreme form of residential segregation, influences maternal health.

29-Apr-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Mount Sinai Announces Center for Stress, Resilience and Personal Growth
Mount Sinai Health System

Center will address psychosocial impact of COVID-19 among frontline health workers; Focus is on screening, treatment, and research

Newswise: Mount Sinai Researchers Collaborate with GenScript to Develop a COVID-19 Antibody to Treat Sick Patients
Released: 23-Apr-2020 7:05 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Researchers Collaborate with GenScript to Develop a COVID-19 Antibody to Treat Sick Patients
Mount Sinai Health System

The highly targeted antibody may block the coronaviruses’ ability to enter human lung cells

Released: 21-Apr-2020 4:35 PM EDT
A Novel Class of Long Non-coding RNAs May Help Explain Increased Susceptibility of Females to Depression
Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers at Mount Sinai have found that a novel class of genes known as long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) expressed in the brain may play a pivotal role in regulating mood and driving sex-specific susceptibility versus resilience to depression.

Newswise: Raising Mount Sinai
Released: 20-Apr-2020 10:15 AM EDT
Raising Mount Sinai
Mount Sinai Health System

The musicians of Carnegie Hall, featuring a song and words of support by Jimmy Buffet and others join forces to raise money for the front-line health care staff at the Mount Sinai Health System

Released: 16-Apr-2020 4:00 PM EDT
Mount Sinai’s Blood Test to Detect Antibodies to COVID-19 Receives Emergency Use Authorization From U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Mount Sinai Health System

Today, the Mount Sinai Laboratory (MSL), Center for Clinical Laboratories received emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an antibody test that was developed, validated, and launched at Mount Sinai by a team of internationally renowned researchers and clinicians of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. This test detects the presence or absence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and importantly, may also be used to identify positive specimens with an antibody titer (level) up to a dilution of 1:2880 for the identification of individuals with higher antibody titers.

Released: 16-Apr-2020 3:00 PM EDT
Mount Sinai Study Finds COVID-19 May Be Driven by Pulmonary Thrombi and Pulmonary Endothelial Dysfunction
Mount Sinai Health System

A new study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai suggests that blood clots, especially in the lungs, may play a role in severe cases of COVID-19.

Released: 15-Apr-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Mount Sinai Launches Personalized Online Learning Platform for Nurses on the Front Line of COVID-19 Fight
Mount Sinai Health System

Project Florence enhances skills of nurses serving critically ill patients; curriculum is free to hospitals worldwide

8-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Immunotherapy Treatment Immediately After Chemotherapy Significantly Slows Metastatic Bladder Cancer Progression
Mount Sinai Health System

Using immunotherapy immediately after chemotherapy treatment in patients with metastatic bladder cancer significantly slowed the progression of the cancer, according to results of a clinical trial led by Mount Sinai researchers published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology in April.

8-Apr-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Researchers Discover a Novel Role for Dopamine That Impacts Gene Expression Related to Cocaine Abuse
Mount Sinai Health System

Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have discovered a new role for the brain chemical dopamine that is independent of classic neurotransmission. The new role appears to be critical to changes in gene expression related to chronic exposure to, or abuse of, cocaine, according to a study published Friday, April 10, in the journal Science.

Released: 9-Apr-2020 1:15 PM EDT
Mount Sinai Leading the Way in Innovative Stem Cell Therapy for COVID-19 Patients
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Health System is the first in the country to use an innovative allogeneic stem cell therapy in COVID-19 patients and will play a central role in developing and conducting a rigorous clinical trial for patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome, the breathing illness that afflicts people who have severe cases of COVID-19.

Released: 9-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Study Finds First Cases of COVID-19 in New York City are Primarily from European and US Sources
Mount Sinai Health System

First definitive molecular epidemiology study of SARS-CoV-2 in New York City to describe the route by which the virus arrived

Released: 6-Apr-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Uses Remote Patient Monitoring to Rapidly Respond to COVID-19
Mount Sinai Health System

A new remote monitoring platform developed by the Mount Sinai Health System is helping health care providers to care for COVID-19 patients who are recovering at home.

30-Mar-2020 2:00 PM EDT
Researchers Find That Nicotinamide May Help Treat Fibrotic Eye Diseases and Mitigate Vision Loss
Mount Sinai Health System

Nicotinamide can inhibit aggressive cell transformations during wound healing and may be key to the development of therapies to treat fibrotic eye diseases

Released: 1-Apr-2020 9:45 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Launches COVID-19 App to Track Spread of Virus Across New York City
Mount Sinai Health System

STOP COVID NYC Seeks Participation to Understand Transmission and Enhance Medical Response

Released: 26-Mar-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Mount Sinai Researchers Unveil Mechanisms to Prevent Crohn’s Disease and First Study Linking Metals Exposure w/ IBD
Mount Sinai Health System

In a series of four studies published today in Gastroenterology, a journal of the American Gastroenterological Association, Mount Sinai inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) researchers, describe the identification of predictive tools and a new understanding of environmental factors that trigger IBD.

Released: 25-Mar-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Mount Sinai’s Road to Resilience Podcast Launches Special COVID-19 Series
Mount Sinai Health System

Features inspiring resilience stories, tips for maintaining mental and physical health, and thoughts on coping with pandemic-related stressors.

Released: 23-Mar-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Mount Sinai Developing an “End-to-End” Diagnostics Solution for COVID-19 That Incorporates Diagnosis, Treatment Selection, and Monitoring of Disease Course
Mount Sinai Health System

An expert team of researchers and clinicians have been working together to design, validate, and implement an “end-to-end” clinical pathology laboratory solution that will allow for the testing of approximately several hundred people per day in order to rapidly diagnose and help guide the selection of treatment and monitor disease course.

12-Mar-2020 12:40 PM EDT
For Every 50 Smokers – One Non-Smoker Dies from Secondhand Smoke Exposure
Mount Sinai Health System

New data analysis could change smoking policies worldwide to protect non-smokers and reduce their risk

Newswise: Mount Sinai Health System Appoints Niyum Gandhi as New Chief Financial Officer
Released: 17-Mar-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Health System Appoints Niyum Gandhi as New Chief Financial Officer
Mount Sinai Health System

Mr. Gandhi, who has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer at Mount Sinai since 2015, succeeds Donald Scanlon, who will step down from his position later this year and will assist with the transition.

10-Mar-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Sound Can Directly Affect Balance and Lead to Risk of Falling
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai research highlights the need for more hearing checks among groups at high risk for falls

Newswise: Rachel Vreeman Appointed Chair of Global Health and Director of the Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Released: 11-Mar-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Rachel Vreeman Appointed Chair of Global Health and Director of the Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Mount Sinai Health System

Appointment Enhances Efforts by the Institute to Improve Health of Communities Locally and Internationally

Released: 6-Mar-2020 8:00 AM EST
Mount Sinai and Harbour BioMed Collaborate to Advance Novel Biotherapies for the Treatment of Cancer and Coronavirus COVID-19
Mount Sinai Health System

Collaboration combines Harbour BioMed’s proprietary H2L2 Harbour Mice® platform for fully human monoclonal antibody generation with Mount Sinai’s translational medical research expertise.

Released: 3-Mar-2020 12:55 PM EST
Mount Sinai Health System Names New Creative and Media Agencies of Record
Mount Sinai Health System

SS+K and Mediassociates announced after months-long search

Released: 2-Mar-2020 2:45 PM EST
Researchers Identify a Protein That Is Critical for Wound Healing after a Central Nervous System Injury
Mount Sinai Health System

after a Central Nervous System Injury (New York – March 2, 2020) Plexin-B2, an axon guidance protein in the central nervous system (CNS), plays an important role in wound healing and neural repair following spinal cord injury (SCI), according to research conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published today in Nature Neuroscience.

Released: 27-Feb-2020 5:35 PM EST
Artificial Intelligence Can Scan Doctors’ Notes to Distinguish Between Types of Back Pain
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai researchers have designed an artificial intelligence model that can determine whether lower back pain is acute or chronic by scouring doctors’ notes within electronic medical records, an approach that can help to treat patients more accurately, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research in February.

21-Feb-2020 1:25 PM EST
Mount Sinai Researchers Discover New Approach for Use of Stem Cells to Improve Bone Marrow Transplantation
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai researchers have discovered a way to enhance the potency of blood-forming stem cells, potentially opening the door to a new approach for bone marrow transplantation.

Newswise: Brain Scan-Blood Test Panel Promises Improved Diagnosis of Brain Trauma Following Battlefield Blast Exposure
21-Feb-2020 9:35 AM EST
Brain Scan-Blood Test Panel Promises Improved Diagnosis of Brain Trauma Following Battlefield Blast Exposure
Mount Sinai Health System

New brain scans and blood tests move researchers towards more sensitive diagnosis of battlefield brain trauma and evaluation of new drugs


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