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10:00 ET NYU Langone Expands Its Transgender Program With Recruitment Of Renowned Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon

Rachel Bluebond-Langner, MD, one of the country's notable reconstructive specialists in transgender surgery, recently joined the faculty of NYU...


Feb 24, 2017, 15:14 ET 2017 Adults In Toyland Casino Night Raises $835,000 To Improve The Lives Of Children Being Treated At NYU Langone

NYU Langone Medical Center's "Adults in Toyland Casino Night" raised $835,000 to support programs at the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children's Center...


Feb 23, 2017, 18:40 ET New Assay May Lead to a Cure for Debilitating Inflammatory Joint Disease

Current treatments for rheumatoid arthritis relieve the inflammation that leads to joint destruction, but the immunologic defect that...


Feb 22, 2017, 08:00 ET Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Combined With Computer Games At Home Reduces Cognitive Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

Patients with multiple sclerosis had better problem solving ability and response time after training with a technology called transcranial direct...


Feb 13, 2017, 14:23 ET Gene That Helps Form Trauma-Related Memories May Also Help Prevent Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

A specific gene that helps form memories from traumatic events can be manipulated – and in doing so may actually help prevent post-traumatic stress...


Feb 10, 2017, 14:09 ET Newfound Effect of Cancer Drug May Expand its Use

A drug first designed to prevent cancer cells from multiplying has a second effect: it switches immune cells that turn down the body's attack on...


Feb 09, 2017, 08:30 ET Renowned Neurologist to Oversee Headache and Migraine Care and Research at NYU Langone

Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints. However, the nature of the condition, its many possible underlying causes and a myriad of...


Feb 06, 2017, 13:12 ET Prominent Surgeon And Researcher To Lead Multidisciplinary Liver Cancer Initiative

Theodore H. Welling, III, MD, will lead a new state-of-the-art liver cancer program at NYU Langone to advance clinical care and accelerate the...


Jan 31, 2017, 15:14 ET Changes in Gene Contribute Independently to Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Defects in a key gene – long thought to drive cancer by turning off the protection afforded by the well-known BRCA genes – spur cancer growth on...


Jan 25, 2017, 14:00 ET Researchers Find New Way to Target Blood Stem Cell Cancers

A protein-sugar molecule, CD99, occurs more frequently than normal on stem cells responsible for blood cancers, including acute myeloid leukemia...


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...