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Jul 18, 2017, 13:51 ET Partnering Cells Turn Off Immune Attack on Pancreatic Tumors

Two cell types work together to protect pancreatic tumors from destruction by the immune system. But, blocking this partnership may restore the...


Jul 16, 2017, 04:00 ET Drug Combined with Care Program Seven Times Better at Reducing Alzheimer's Symptoms than Drug Alone

Combining a specific care management program with a commonly-prescribed drug for Alzheimer's disease multiplies the medication's ability to improve...


Jul 13, 2017, 19:27 ET Laura And Isaac Perlmutter Foundation Makes $5 Million Gift To Launch Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center At NYU Langone

A $5 million gift from the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Foundation will help establish a new center of excellence in cosmetic plastic...


Jul 10, 2017, 09:00 ET NYU Langone Launches Major Interdisciplinary Program Targeting Pancreatic Cancer

Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone has announced the creation of a multidisciplinary center of excellence to develop innovative approaches to...


Jun 27, 2017, 09:18 ET Mechanism Shown to Reverse Disease in Arteries

A certain immune reaction is the key, not to slowing atherosclerosis like cholesterol-lowering drugs do, but instead to reversing a disease that...


Jun 26, 2017, 14:10 ET Expansion of Successful Online Population Health Resource Gives U.S. Cities Access to Key Health Data

Hundreds of United States cities will be able to identify their most pressing health needs more accurately—thanks to a nationwide expansion...


Jun 26, 2017, 12:33 ET NYU Langone and BioLabs Launch Center for Biotech Startups in Manhattan

NYU Langone Medical Center today announced its plan to launch a large-scale biotech "incubator" in Manhattan, which will begin hosting companies at...


Jun 21, 2017, 17:00 ET Identified Brain Circuitry Bridges Neural and Behavioral Roles in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Specific cerebral circuitry bridges chemical changes deep in the brain and the more outward behavioral expressions associated with post-traumatic...


Jun 15, 2017, 10:45 ET Transgender Actors Effective in Teaching New Doctors to Provide Respectful Care

By acting out scenarios commonly seen in the clinic, real-life transgender actors can help residents learn to provide more sensitive care...


Jun 03, 2017, 16:50 ET Immunotherapy Drug Effective For Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer

The immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab—already FDA-approved for other forms of cancer–has been found to be effective in patients with metastatic...


May 24, 2017, 17:00 ET Cannabis Derivative Cannabidiol Reduces Seizures in Severe Epilepsy Disorder

After years of anecdotal claims about its benefits, the cannabis derivative cannabidiol reduced seizure frequency by 39 percent for patients with...


May 22, 2017, 11:00 ET Starting Statins in Older Patients Not Effective as Preventive Care

Statins are increasingly prescribed to geriatric patients to stave off premature death from heart disease despite a lack of evidence that this...


May 19, 2017, 13:05 ET Second Drug Receives FDA Approval for Bladder Cancer Based on Research Led by NYU Langone

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to a second drug in less than a month for first-line treatment for advanced...


May 19, 2017, 12:50 ET Chronic Pain Amplifies the Brain's Reaction to New Injuries

Chronic pain in any one body part may distort the intensity with which a key brain region perceives pain everywhere else. This is the finding of...


May 19, 2017, 00:01 ET Erectile Dysfunction Medicines Do Not Cause Melanoma, Analysis of Large Studies Finds

Use of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra does not cause the development of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. This is the main finding of...


May 17, 2017, 10:30 ET NYU Langone And NYU Winthrop Enhance Access To Maternal Fetal Medicine On Long Island

NYU Langone is joining with its new partner, NYU Winthrop, to enhance services for growing families on Long Island. Beginning May 15, expectant...


May 15, 2017, 11:21 ET Certain Immune Reactions to Viruses Cause Learning Problems

Researchers have discovered a mechanism by which the body's immune reaction to viruses like influenza and HIV may cause learning and memory...


May 12, 2017, 14:20 ET More Than $5.2 Million Raised at NYU Langone Medical Center's 2017 Violet Ball

NYU Langone Medical Center raised over $5.2 million at its annual Violet Ball, held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue in New York...


May 08, 2017, 07:00 ET New Lung Cancer Center at NYU Langone Welcomes Renowned Thoracic Surgeon as its Director

Robert J. Cerfolio, MD – whose innovations in robotics have led to practice-changing advances in lung cancer surgery in the U.S. and countries...


May 03, 2017, 14:10 ET New Role Found for Brain Region: Focusing Attention during Decision-Making

Long thought to simply pass on information received from the senses, the thalamus may also quickly assemble the circuits that enable successful...


May 02, 2017, 06:00 ET New Leader for Pediatric Orthopedics at Hassenfeld Children's Hospital of New York at NYU Langone

Pablo G. Castañeda, MD, an internationally renowned expert in pediatric and adolescent hip conditions, has joined Hassenfeld Children's Hospital of...


Apr 28, 2017, 15:19 ET KiDS Of NYU Langone 2017 Springfling Gala Celebrates Nearly $7.5 Million

NYU Langone Medical Center held its 26th annual KiDS of NYU Langone Springfling Gala on the evening of April 27, 2017, at The Plaza Hotel. This...


Apr 20, 2017, 13:08 ET NYU Langone Research Leads to Accelerated Approval of Bladder Cancer Immunotherapy Drug

Findings from a clinical trial led by a researcher at NYU Langone's Perlmutter Cancer Center helped pave the way for the recent,...


Apr 17, 2017, 04:00 ET Study Paints Somber Picture of U.S. Mental Health Status and Access to Care

More Americans than ever before suffer from serious psychological distress, and the country's ability to meet the growing demand for...


Apr 13, 2017, 05:00 ET Could New York Neighborhood Noise Be Good for Poor Residents?

Loud workplace noise has been found by many studies to cause harm, but a recent analysis links the sounds of all-night car horn blasts and...