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Pitt-led researchers awarded NIH grant to improve risk assessment of cerebral aneurysms

Pitt-led researchers awarded NIH grant to improve risk assessment of cerebral aneurysms

Although cerebral aneurysms affect a substantial portion of the adult population, the risk of treatment including open brain surgery often outweighs the risks associated with rupture. [More]
Novel device that uses gold nanowires may benefit biomedical professionals during medical procedures

Novel device that uses gold nanowires may benefit biomedical professionals during medical procedures

Grown like a snowflake and sharpened with a sewing machine, a novel device by Kansas State University researchers may benefit biomedical professionals and the patients they serve during electrode and organ transplant procedures. [More]
UAB investigators receive BRAIN Initiative award to study new DBS technology for Parkinson's disease

UAB investigators receive BRAIN Initiative award to study new DBS technology for Parkinson's disease

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has received a BRAIN Initiative grant of $7.3 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health to study new technology that could improve outcomes from deep brain stimulation, an increasingly important treatment for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. [More]
USAID funds partnership effort to locate and assess Zika cold spots in Guatemala

USAID funds partnership effort to locate and assess Zika cold spots in Guatemala

The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, software company Dimagi, and Guatemalan NGO TulaSalud announced today that their partnership to locate and assess vulnerable areas in Guatemala to determine their level of risk for a Zika epidemic is being funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. [More]
MSHS introduces online patient experience star ratings for its physicians

MSHS introduces online patient experience star ratings for its physicians

Mount Sinai Health System today began posting patient experience ratings for its doctors, becoming the largest academic health system in New York City to do so. [More]
Researchers develop MRI-based method that can track progression of genetically mutated gliomas

Researchers develop MRI-based method that can track progression of genetically mutated gliomas

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have developed an MRI-based method that can track the state and progression of a common type of genetically mutated brain cancer. [More]
Mount Sinai researchers use OCT angiography to identify early stages of glaucoma

Mount Sinai researchers use OCT angiography to identify early stages of glaucoma

In a first of its kind study, Mount Sinai researchers are using optimal coherence tomography (OCT) angiography to look at the earliest stages of glaucoma and identify characteristic patterns of different forms of glaucoma based on their vascular patterns. [More]
Sensation of touch restored after more than a decade of paralysis

Sensation of touch restored after more than a decade of paralysis

Surgeons have restored the sensation of touch to a paralyzed man using a robotic arm connected to electrodes in his brain. [More]
Mount Sinai awarded $10 million grant to explore cellular, molecular mechanisms of GVHD

Mount Sinai awarded $10 million grant to explore cellular, molecular mechanisms of GVHD

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have been awarded a $10 million from the National Cancer Institute to explore the cellular and molecular mechanisms of acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), a common side effect that occurs after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT), and to develop novel therapeutic strategies for BMT patients with cancer that begin in the cells of blood-forming tissue or hematologic malignancies. [More]
Clinical study to determine safety, efficacy of allogeneic CDCs for patients with myocardial infarction

Clinical study to determine safety, efficacy of allogeneic CDCs for patients with myocardial infarction

A multi-center team of researchers are planning a clinical trial using cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) (a heterogeneous cluster of proliferating cardiac cells that include mesenchymal stem cells) to regenerate the tissue and improve function of the heart in patients who have suffered heart attacks (myocardial infarction, MI). [More]
RT-IMRI guidance improves safety, efficacy of stem cell treatment for Parkinson's disease

RT-IMRI guidance improves safety, efficacy of stem cell treatment for Parkinson's disease

In a study using Real-time intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (RT-IMRI) to guide the transplantation of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived neurons into the brains of non-human primates modeled with Parkinson's disease, researchers found that RT-IMRI guidance not only allows for better visualization and monitoring of the procedure, but also helps cell survival. [More]
Aerobic exercise provides benefits to T1D patients on insulin pump therapy

Aerobic exercise provides benefits to T1D patients on insulin pump therapy

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) patients on insulin pumps stand to benefit by engaging in aerobic exercise, said a team researchers who conducted a three-month observational study on two groups of diabetes patients. [More]
Study examines role of religion in cancer screening

Study examines role of religion in cancer screening

Does religion affect people's likelihood of being screened for cancer? That's the question Dr. Aisha Lofters and her team at St. Michael's Hospital are trying to answer. [More]
Eating oat fibre can reduce three markers linked to cardiovascular risk

Eating oat fibre can reduce three markers linked to cardiovascular risk

Researchers have known for more than 50 years that eating oats can lower cholesterol levels and thus reduce a person's risk of developing cardiovascular disease. [More]
Renishaw launches unique healthcare facility at Miskin site in South Wales

Renishaw launches unique healthcare facility at Miskin site in South Wales

Global precision engineering company Renishaw plc has announced a new Healthcare Centre of Excellence at its Miskin site, located close to Cardiff, South Wales. [More]
Researchers suggest effective diagnostic tool for identifying post-concussion syndrome

Researchers suggest effective diagnostic tool for identifying post-concussion syndrome

Repeated concussions or other mild traumatic brain injuries can lead to prolonged symptoms and impaired quality of life. [More]
Graded aerobic treadmill testing safe, tolerable in young patients with sports-related concussion

Graded aerobic treadmill testing safe, tolerable in young patients with sports-related concussion

Graded aerobic treadmill testing is safe, tolerable, and useful in evaluating and managing cases of sports-related concussion in children and adolescents. [More]
Stanford scientists develop novel brain-sensing technology that allows typing at 12 words per minute

Stanford scientists develop novel brain-sensing technology that allows typing at 12 words per minute

It does not take an infinite number of monkeys to type a passage of Shakespeare. Instead, it takes a single monkey equipped with brain-sensing technology - and a cheat sheet. [More]
NCDR provides data to study appropriate use of oral anticoagulant therapy

NCDR provides data to study appropriate use of oral anticoagulant therapy

The American College of Cardiology's National Cardiovascular Data Registry was the source of data for research published throughout 2016, including a study examining if atrial fibrillation patients are being prescribed oral anticoagulants, how appropriate use criteria correlates to angioplasty rates and the variation among racial groups for revascularization procedures. [More]
Phillips School of Nursing receives approval to offer second degree ABSN program

Phillips School of Nursing receives approval to offer second degree ABSN program

The Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel announced today that it has received approval from the New York State Education Department to offer a second degree accelerated bachelor of science in nursing beginning in the spring of 2017. [More]
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