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Jul 28, 2020, 07:30 ET Study Reveals How Renegade Protein Interrupts Brain Cell Function in Alzheimer's Disease

Dozens of molecules may tangle up with rogue bundles of tau, a protein that normally gives nerve fibers structure, to cause brain cell damage that...


Jul 27, 2020, 11:00 ET Brain Cell Types Identified That May Push Males to Fight and Have Sex

Two groups of nerve cells may serve as "on-off switches" for male mating and aggression, suggests a new study in rodents. These neurons appear to...


Jul 22, 2020, 07:30 ET As Evidence of "Hormone Disruptor" Chemical Threats Grows, Experts Call for Stricter Regulation

A growing number of chemicals in pesticides, flame retardants, and certain plastics have been linked to widespread health problems including...


Jul 16, 2020, 11:09 ET NYU Langone Health Opens New Multispecialty Outpatient Care Center in Greenwich Village

NYU Langone Health has launched the phased opening of NYU Langone Medical Associates—Washington Square, a large multispecialty outpatient center...


Jul 13, 2020, 14:00 ET Antilupus Drug Prevents Low Heartbeat Condition in Newborns

A drug used to treat systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) significantly reduces the incidence of a rare and sometimes fatal heart condition in newborn...


Jul 13, 2020, 11:00 ET Breast Cancer Deadlier in Heart Attack Survivors

Breast Cancer patients are 60 percent more likely to die of cancer after surviving a heart attack, a new study finds. Led by researchers at NYU...


Jul 10, 2020, 09:30 ET World-Renowned Transplant Surgeon to Lead Department of Surgery at NYU Langone Health

Robert A. Montgomery, MD, DPhil, a pioneering surgeon and director of the Transplant Institute at NYU Langone Health, has been appointed chair of the ...


Jul 10, 2020, 07:30 ET NYU Langone Health Expands Ambulatory Care Network on Long Island

NYU Langone Health continues to broaden access to primary and specialty care in Nassau County, welcoming three board-certified specialists in...


Jul 07, 2020, 07:00 ET Mental Health Benefits of Parks Dimmed by Safety Concerns

No matter how close parks are to home, perceptions of park-centered crime may keep New Yorkers from using them. Researchers at NYU Grossman School of ...


Jul 02, 2020, 07:00 ET Common Fireworks Release Toxic Metals Into the Air

Some of America's favorite Independence Day fireworks emit lead, copper, and other toxins, a new study suggests. These metals, which are used to give ...


Jul 01, 2020, 09:00 ET Expert In Early Phase Therapeutics Joins NYU Langone Health As Associate Director For Clinical Research At Perlmutter Cancer Center

Janice M. Mehnert, MD, a nationally recognized expert in early phase therapeutics and the treatment of skin malignancies, has been appointed...


Jun 30, 2020, 10:00 ET New Strategy Emerges for Vaccine Against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcal aureus

Experiments in mice have shown early success in vaccinating them against potentially deadly bacterial infections, such as methicillin-resistant...


Jun 24, 2020, 10:15 ET NYU Langone's Perlmutter Cancer Center--Sunset Park Marks One Year Anniversary of Bringing Comprehensive Care to Brooklyn

One year since its opening, Perlmutter Cancer Center—Sunset Park continues to expand comprehensive care and access to lifesaving screening programs...


Jun 23, 2020, 11:00 ET Star-Shaped Brain Cells May Play a Critical Role in Glaucoma

After a brain injury, cells that normally nourish nerves may actually kill them instead, a new study in rodents finds. This "reactive" phenomenon may ...


Jun 18, 2020, 14:00 ET Scientists Decode How the Brain Senses Smell

Scientists have further decoded how mammalian brains perceive odors and distinguish one smell from thousands of others. In experiments in mice, NYU...


Jun 16, 2020, 07:00 ET New COVID Local Risk Index Helps Cities Identify Neighborhoods at Highest Risk for COVID and Better Target Resources to Blunt Local Pandemic Impact

As cities across the country respond to the health and economic impact of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, access to accurate, local ...


Jun 15, 2020, 08:00 ET International Expert in Cornea and Ocular Diseases to Lead Department of Ophthalmology at NYU Langone Health

Kathryn A. Colby, MD, PhD, an internationally renowned physician-scientist, has been appointed chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at NYU...


Jun 05, 2020, 09:15 ET NYU Winthrop Physician Authors COVID-19 Safety Recommendations, Aim To Reduce Deaths Among At-Risk Elderly in Nursing Homes

Seeking to address estimates that more than a third of COVID-19 deaths nationally have occurred in nursing homes and long-term care facilities—more...


Jun 01, 2020, 08:35 ET NYU Langone Among First to Enroll Patients In Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Treatment

The first patients were treated as part of a clinical trial testing whether an antibody therapy can safely reduce COVID-19 disease severity. The...


May 26, 2020, 10:42 ET Health System in Pandemic Epicenter Identifies Outcomes and New Risk Factors of Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19

A team of investigators at NYU Langone Health determined that just over half of 5,279 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized --...


May 20, 2020, 14:10 ET COVID-19 Patients May Have Lower Stroke Rates Than Previously Suggested

Fewer people than previously reported suffer from stroke as a result of COVID-19, a new analysis finds. However, strokes that accompany the pandemic...


May 14, 2020, 11:16 ET Renowned Bioethicist Co-Chairs Effort to Help Cities Safely Reopen Sports and Recreation Amidst Pandemic

Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, the Drs. William F and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics at NYU Langone Health and the founding director of the...


May 12, 2020, 07:00 ET Celiac Disease Linked to Common Chemical Pollutants

Elevated blood levels of toxic chemicals found in pesticides, nonstick cookware, and fire retardants have been tied to an increased risk for celiac...


May 05, 2020, 15:30 ET Chief Science Officer at NYU Langone Health Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD, executive vice president and vice dean for science and chief scientific officer at NYU Langone Health, has been elected to the...


Apr 30, 2020, 11:08 ET Telemedicine Transforms Response to COVID-19 Pandemic in Disease Epicenter

A rapid increase in "virtual" visits during the COVID-19 pandemic could transform the way physicians provide care in the United States going forward, ...