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Feb 03, 2016, 17:39 ET

Pioneering Surgeon To Lead New Transplant Institute At NYU Langone Medical Center

 Internationally renowned surgeon Robert A. Montgomery, MD, DPhil, FACS, whose groundbreaking work in kidney transplantation includes...

Feb 03, 2016, 12:00 ET

Newfound Brain Formation Pattern Shows Why Early Trauma May Cause Disease but Leave No Clues

 Some of the earliest nerve cells to develop in the womb shape brain circuits that process sights and sounds, but then give way to mature...

Feb 01, 2016, 12:29 ET

Bacteria Critical to Early Immune Development Partly Restored in Infants Born by C-Section

By swabbing babies born by Caesarian section with their mothers' birth fluid, researchers partially restored the mix of bacteria that coat a...

Jan 28, 2016, 14:00 ET

Model of Viral Infection during Pregnancy Caused Autism-like Behaviors in Mice by Triggering Key Immune Reaction

 Immune responses similar to those triggered by viral infections in pregnant mice altered brain structure in their offspring to cause behaviors...

Jan 27, 2016, 19:40 ET

New Programs Help Prepare Low-Income Children For School Success

 Newswise -- Programs that help parents read and play more effectively with their young children may prevent behavior problems such as...

Jan 26, 2016, 08:55 ET

New High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Advances Treatment for Prostate Cancer

 For the estimated 220,000 men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, deciding on a method of treatment can be a challenge. Some...

Jan 21, 2016, 12:38 ET

Inherited Genetic Markers May Predict Melanoma Survival - And Help Plot Course Of Disease

 Melanoma is the most dangerous and lethal form of skin cancer. But just how long will a patient survive following the removal of a melanoma...

Jan 20, 2016, 05:00 ET

A Closer Look at Heart Cell Connectors Could Catch "Hidden" Rhythm Disorders in the Future

 Diseased hearts may be thrown out of rhythm by structural differences — now visible for the first time — in protein groups that...

Jan 19, 2016, 14:19 ET

Low-Cost Tool In Fight Against Childhood Obesity: Water Dispensers In NYC Schools Associated With Student Weight Loss

 Making water more available in New York City public schools through self-serve water dispensers in cafeterias resulted in small -- but...

Jan 15, 2016, 10:02 ET

Largest Breast Cancer Study of its Kind Suggests Several New Potential Drug Targets and Combinations

The largest analysis of breast cancer cell function to date suggests dozens of new uses for existing drugs, new targets for drug discovery, and new...

Jan 15, 2016, 09:54 ET

Study Reveals How Birds Learn Through Imitation

Precise changes in brain circuitry occur as young zebra finches go from listening to their fathers' courtship songs to knowing the songs...

Jan 11, 2016, 07:00 ET

Blood Test that Monitors Dead Cancer Cell DNA Better at Tracking Spread of Melanoma

Physicians treating patients with metastatic melanoma — one of the most aggressive forms of skin cancer — may soon have a superior tool...

Jan 05, 2016, 11:00 ET

Pioneering Glaucoma Expert Appointed Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at NYU Langone Medical Center

Internationally renowned clinician-scientist Joel S. Schuman, MD, whose pioneering work has led to significant advances in the detection and...

Jan 04, 2016, 10:15 ET

Researchers "Re-Engineer" Behavior in Ants By Turning on Key Genes in the Brain

Certain threats – such as starvation or an attack by enemies –  turn on genes in carpenter ants that change their behavior in ways...

Jan 04, 2016, 07:00 ET

New Paste Prevents Scarring Caused by Radiation Therapy for Cancer

An antiscarring paste when applied to the skin of mice halts fibrosis caused by the radiation used in cancer therapy. That is according to a study...

Dec 23, 2015, 18:34 ET
Lead author Orrin Devinsky, MD, director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at NYU Langone Medical Center.

Marijuana Derivative Reduces Seizures in Children and Young Adults with Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy

 Cannabidiol (CBD), a medical marijuana derivative, was effective in reducing seizure frequency and well-tolerated and safe for most children...

Dec 16, 2015, 16:05 ET

Unexpected Deaths: Researchers Explain Why Epilepsy May Account For More Lost Years Of Life Than Other Brain Disorders

Recent studies conclude that people with epilepsy have a 27-fold greater risk of sudden death than people without the disorder. However, many of...

Dec 16, 2015, 13:00 ET

Unexpected Molecular Partners May Offer New Way to Counter Inflammatory Diseases

When overactive or off target, certain cells in the immune system that normally fight infection instead attack a person's own tissue. This process...

Dec 15, 2015, 10:44 ET
Free NYU Langone Concussion Tracker App Now Available in Apple's App Store to Help People with Concussion Monitor Symptoms

New ResearchKit App to Track Concussions in NYU Langone Study

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center will begin testing whether a new free mobile app for iPhone and Apple Watch can help those with...

Dec 14, 2015, 12:00 ET

Experimental Drugs That Change Energy Supply in Cells Could Slow Brain Tumor Growth

Experimental drugs that alter cell metabolism also halted tumor growth and extended survival in mice with cancers caused by a gene mutated in...