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Mar 17, 2017, 03:01 ET Degree of Spinal Deformity Affects Hip Replacement Surgery Success

People with spinal deformity also requiring a total hip replacement are at greater risk for dislocation or follow-up revision surgery, suggesting...


Mar 16, 2017, 03:01 ET Smoking Cessation Programs Benefit Patients Prior to Joint Replacements

Smokers who needed a hip or knee replacement experienced better surgical outcomes and fewer adverse events including hospital readmissions,...


Mar 14, 2017, 03:01 ET Recommendations Developed To Reduce Radiation Exposure in Pediatric Orthopedic Patients

Pediatric patients are particularly vulnerable to radiation exposure from medical imaging, according to numerous studies, potentially raising their...


Mar 13, 2017, 13:20 ET Genetic Analysis Better Explains How Uterine Cancers Resist Treatment

Researchers have charted the complex molecular biology of uterine carcinosarcoma, a rare and aggressive gynecologic cancer, according to a study...


Mar 09, 2017, 15:55 ET Researchers Assemble Five New Synthetic Chromosomes

A global research team has built five new synthetic yeast chromosomes, meaning that 30 percent of a key organism's genetic material has...


Mar 07, 2017, 17:45 ET NYU Langone Medical Center's 2017 FACES Gala Raises $4.7 Million To Support Epilepsy Research, Education & Care

On the evening of March 6, 2017, more than 700 guests attended NYU Langone Medical Center's annual Finding A Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures (FACES)...


Mar 06, 2017, 17:07 ET Available Drug May Protect Ovaries and Fertility From Damage by Chemotherapies

A drug already used to slow tumor growth may also prevent infertility caused by standard chemotherapies, according to a study published online...


Mar 03, 2017, 14:03 ET Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic At NYU Langone And VA New York Harbor Healthcare System Formalize Partnership To Address Mental Health For Veterans And Their Families

Seeking to further enhance mental health services for veterans and their families, the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic (MFC) at NYU Langone...


Mar 02, 2017, 14:00 ET Study Finds New Mechanism to Control Information Flow in the Brain

Specialized nerve cells, known as somatostatin-expressing (Sst) interneurons, in the outer part of the mammalian brain (or cerebral cortex) — play...


Feb 27, 2017, 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,...