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Jan 19, 2017, 12:00 ET Balance May Rely on the Timing of Movement

Zebrafish learn to balance by darting forward when they feel wobbly, a principle that may also apply to humans, according to a study led by...


Jan 18, 2017, 12:30 ET First-Ever Online Data Tool Allows City Leaders to Examine Health of Their Urban Populations & Take Action

Over 80 percent of the United States population lives in urban areas. Yet city leaders seeking to make health improvements have lacked a...


Jan 11, 2017, 13:02 ET Strep Spreads by Harnessing Immune Defenses of those Infected

The bacteria that cause most cases of pneumonia worldwide secrete a toxin that helps them jump from one body to the next – with help from the...


Jan 09, 2017, 13:43 ET 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...


Jan 03, 2017, 17:12 ET National Leader in Mood Disorders Research and Clinical Care Bolsters NYU Langone's Psychiatry Department

A renowned clinician-scientist specializing in mood disorders has been recruited to the Psychiatry faculty at NYU Langone Medical Center,...


Dec 15, 2016, 12:00 ET Coping Mechanism Suggests New Way to Make Cancer Cells More Vulnerable to Chemotherapies

The same signal that drives aggressive growth in a deadly cancer cell type also triggers coping mechanisms that make it "notoriously" hard to kill,...


Dec 06, 2016, 10:22 ET Combination Immune Therapy Shows Promise Against Hodgkin Lymphoma

The combination of two new drugs that harness the body's immune system is safe and effective, destroying most cancer cells in 64 percent of...


Dec 06, 2016, 06:00 ET NYU Langone Recruits Renowned Psychiatrist To Lead New Anxiety And Grief Disorders Initiative

Most people experience in their lifetime the death of someone close – or another event that can lead to some form of grief. However, a subset of...


Dec 01, 2016, 00:01 ET Single Dose of Hallucinogenic Drug Psilocybin Relieves Anxiety and Depression in Patients with Advanced Cancer

When combined with psychological counseling, a single dose of a mind-altering compound contained in psychedelic mushrooms significantly lessens...


Nov 17, 2016, 15:23 ET NYU Langone Medical Center's 2016 Musculoskeletal Ball Raises $1.6 Million To Advance Medicine, Education & Research In Orthopaedics, Rheumatology & Rehabilitation

NYU Langone Medical Center raised $1.6 million for its annual Musculoskeletal Ball on November 15, where NYU Langone leaders also announced a new...


Nov 17, 2016, 08:30 ET National Multisite Study Led by NYU Langone Seeks New & Innovative Ways to Treat Shingles of the Eye

NYU Langone Medical Center will lead a five-year, 60-center clinical trial to evaluate new treatment protocols for herpes zoster ophthalmicus...


Nov 14, 2016, 13:23 ET NYU Langone Melanoma Expert Receives 2016 "Giants of Cancer Care" Award

Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD, deputy director of NYU Langone's Perlmutter Cancer Center, has received a 2016 "Giants of Cancer Care" Award. Presented...


Nov 14, 2016, 11:00 ET Cellular "Cannibalism" May be Fundamental to Development Across Evolution

In living beings, from roundworms to humans, some cells may ball up unwanted contents on their surfaces for other cells to "eat." This is the...


Oct 31, 2016, 12:00 ET Making Sense of the Senses: "Context" Matters When the Brain Interprets Sounds

The brain's interpretation of sound is influenced by cues from other senses, explaining more precisely how we interpret what we hear at a...


Oct 25, 2016, 00:01 ET Asthma Research Unexpectedly Yields New Treatment Approach for Inherited Enzyme Disease

Experiments designed to reveal how a protein protects the lungs from asthma-related damage suggest a new way to treat a rare disease marked by the...


Oct 20, 2016, 15:34 ET 2016 NYU Langone Perlmutter Cancer Center Gala Raises Over $1.5 Million for Patient Care, Research, Education, and Prevention

Over $1.5 million was raised and nearly 400 guests attended NYU Langone Medical Center's annual Perlmutter Cancer Center Gala last night, raising...


Oct 20, 2016, 11:00 ET More American Men with Early-Stage Prostate Cancer Could Opt Out of Immediate Treatment

A new report on Swedish men with non-aggressive prostate cancer suggests that a lot more American men could safely choose to monitor their disease...


Oct 17, 2016, 19:19 ET NYU Langone's Research Leader Receives Prestigious Award From The National Cancer Institute

Throughout her distinguished career, cancer researcher Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD, has made fundamental contributions to the understanding of the...


Oct 17, 2016, 18:30 ET Yearly Exposure to Chemicals Dangerous to Hormone Function Burdens Americans with Hundreds of Billions in Disease Costs

Annual health care costs and lost earnings in the United States from low-level but daily exposure to hazardous chemicals commonly found in plastic...


Oct 11, 2016, 08:45 ET Internationally Renowned Colorectal Surgeon Named Director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at NYU Langone Medical Center

Feza Remzi, MD, a world renowned colorectal surgeon and pioneer in the surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other complex...


Oct 10, 2016, 13:49 ET Treatment Shrinks Bladder Cancer Tumors in Patients That Can't Tolerate Chemotherapy

A treatment harnesses the immune system to shrink tumors in bladder cancer patients that cannot take the most effective chemotherapy. These are...


Oct 07, 2016, 16:00 ET Kids' Consumption of High-Calorie Drinks at Fast-Food Restaurants Tied to Combo Meals

A new survey of children's and teenagers' eating habits at fast-food restaurants suggests that consumption levels of sugary drinks are closely tied...


Oct 05, 2016, 18:39 ET Personal Experience as Catalyst, Noted Philanthropist Helps Underserved Women Learn More about Breast Cancer

 After her own experience surviving breast cancer, nationally renowned philanthropist Beatrice Welters wanted to "pay it forward" -- and help...


Oct 03, 2016, 12:33 ET 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...


Oct 03, 2016, 11:15 ET Family-Centered Pre-Kindergarten Provides a Strong Foundation for Children's Mental Health and School Success

 A family-centered, school-based intervention in pre-kindergarten programs developed at NYU Langone Medical Center, known as ParentCorps, has a...