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New Treatment Stops Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease in Monkey Brains

A new therapy prompts immune defense cells to swallow misshapen proteins, amyloid beta plaques and tau tangles, whose buildup is known to kill nearby brain cells as part of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study shows.
14-Jun-2021 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Patients Taking Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Respond Less Well to COVID-19 Vaccine

One-quarter of people who take the drug methotrexate for common immune system disorders — from rheumatoid arthritis to multiple sclerosis — mount a weaker immune response to a COVID-19 vaccine, a new study shows.
2-Jun-2021 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health Joins Call for Urgent Action to Get Cancer-Preventing HPV Vaccination Back on Track

Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health is collaborating with more than 70 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers and partner organizations to issue a joint statement urging the nation’s physicians, parents and...
21-May-2021 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Coronavirus Transmission in Queens Drove the First Wave of New York City’s Pandemic

The most populous boroughs in New York City, Queens and Brooklyn, likely served as the major hub of COVID-19 spread in the spring of 2020, a new study finds.
17-May-2021 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Top Expert to Lead New Technology Opportunity Ventures at NYU Langone Health

NYU Langone Health appointed nationally renowned biotech and technology innovation expert as new vice president for Technology Opportunity Ventures.
20-May-2021 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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NYU Grossman School of Medicine Celebrates 180th Graduation In Virtual Ceremony

NYU Grossman School of Medicine held a virtual graduation ceremony celebrating the accomplishments of 121 new physicians.
20-May-2021 11:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Breast Cancer Treatments Do Not Increase Risk of Covid-19 Infection or Death

Cancer drugs capable of weakening the body’s immune defenses are no more likely to increase the risk of Covid-19 infection or death than breast cancer therapies that do not undermine the immune system, a new study shows.
17-May-2021 7:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Artificial Intelligence Tool Uses Chest X-ray to Differentiate Worst Cases of COVID-19

Trained to see patterns by analyzing thousands of chest X-rays, a computer program predicted with up to 80 percent accuracy which COVID-19 patients would develop life-threatening complications within four days, a new study finds.
10-May-2021 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Expert in Early Phase Therapeutics Joins NYU Langone Health as Associate Director for Clinical Research at Perlmutter Cancer Center

Janice M. Mehnert, MD, a nationally recognized expert in early phase therapeutics and the treatment of skin malignancies, has been appointed associate director for clinical research at NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center. She assumes her...
1-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT

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Rusk Rehabilitation Launches Specialized Program to Optimize Quality of Life in Cancer Survivors

Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health has opened a new specialized program to address the complex rehabilitative needs of individuals with cancer, with a principal goal of helping them re-establish optimal function during and following...
23-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT

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World Renowned Surgeon and Researcher to Lead New Pancreatic Cancer Center at NYU Langone

NYU Langone Medical Center has announced that internationally recognized surgeon and scientist Diane M. Simeone, MD, will join its Perlmutter Cancer Center on March 1 to serve as associate director for translational research and to lead its newly...
9-Jan-2017 10:30 AM EST

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National Leader in Mood Disorders Research and Clinical Care Bolsters NYU Langone’s Psychiatry Department

Dan Iofifescu, MD, MSc, a clinician-scientist specializing in mood disorders, has been recruited to the Psychiatry faculty at NYU Langone Medical Center, furthering the department’s national reputation in diagnosing and managing depression and...
3-Jan-2017 10:30 AM EST

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Renowned Lung Cancer Expert to Join NYU Langone as Chief of Hematology and Medical Oncology

The Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Medical Center has named noted clinician-scientist Kwok-Kin Wong, MD, PhD, as its new Chief of Hematology and Medical Oncology.
3-Oct-2016 9:00 AM EDT

Racial, Ethnic Disparities Seen in Smoking Rates, Related Illnesses

April is National Minority Health Month, and one of the most significant health issues minorities face is disproportionate rates of smoking and health-related illnesses. At NYC Treats Tobacco, we are committed to ending health disparities. We have...
14-Apr-2015 2:35 PM EDT

Don’t Let Daylight Savings Disrupt Your Child’s Sleep

Setting clocks forward this Daylight Savings Time may lead to your kids to be sleepy. Sanjeev Kothare, MD, has tips to ensure sleep isn’t disrupted.
3-Mar-2015 11:00 AM EST

Give the Gift of a Healthier Heart

The heart is a symbol of love, and there’s no better way to say “I love you” than to help someone you love quit smoking. February is American Heart Month, and New York City Treats Tobacco wants you take steps towards a healthier heart by...
11-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

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