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'Green' cataract surgery model drastically reduces environmental footprint

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Faculty at NYU School of Medicine report that a healthcare center in India's model for cataract surgery emits 96 percent less carbon than in the United Kingdom -- and a likely even greater savings in the United States -- while yielding comparable or better health outcomes for one of the world's most common surgical procedures.

Study shows lithium chloride blunts brain damage linked to fetal alcohol syndrom

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) A single dose of lithium chloride, a drug used to treat bipolar disease and aggression, blocks the sleep disturbances, memory loss, and learning problems tied to fetal alcohol syndrome, new experiments in mice show.

Family Health Centers at NYU Langone Provides Important School-Based Health

Family Health Centers at NYU Langone provides vital services to thousands of children and adolescents in 41 school-based health centers.

Researchers ID bacteria tied to esophageal cancer

Researchers at NYU Langone Health's Perlmutter Cancer Center report that at least three kinds of bacteria in the mouths of Americans may heighten or lower their risk of developing esophageal cancer.

Researchers ID bacteria tied to esophageal cancer

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Researchers at NYU Langone Health's Perlmutter Cancer Center report that at least three kinds of bacteria in the mouths of Americans may heighten or lower their risk of developing esophageal cancer.

Perlmutter Cancer Center Expands Clinical Leukemia Program

NYU Langone Health has announced that nationally renowned physician and researcher Raoul Tibes, MD, PhD, will lead efforts to expand the clinical and investigative leukemia programs at its Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Removing chemical used to make Teflon-like coatings has led to fewer low birth weights and less brain damage

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Government and industry efforts since 2003 to phase out chemicals used to make non-stick coatings, such as Teflon, have prevented more than 118,000 low-weight births and related brain damage in the United States.

Changes in bacterial mix linked to antibiotics increase risk for inflammatory bowel disease

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Exposure to antibiotics in mothers may increase risk for inflammatory bowel diseases in their offspring.

Encouraging oxygen's assault on iron may offer new way to kill lung cancer cells

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Blocking the action of a key protein frees oxygen to damage iron-dependent proteins in lung and breast cancer cells, making them easier to kill.

Quick! What's that smell? Mammal brains identify type of scent faster than once thought

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) It takes less than one-tenth of a second -- a fraction of the time previously thought -- for the sense of smell to distinguish between one odor and another, new experiments in mice show.

Research suggests new way to treat inflammatory gut disease and prevent rejection of bone marrow transplants

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) A new study explains how a widely used drug is effective against inflammatory bowel disease and rejection of bone marrow transplants, while suggesting another way to address both health issues.

Many pelvic tumors in women may have common origin -- fallopian tubes

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Most -- and possibly all -- ovarian cancers start, not in ovaries, but instead in the fallopian tubes attached to them.

Distinguished Movement Disorders Researchers to Lead Fresco Institute at NYU Langone Health

Two renowned Parkinson's disease and movement disorders physician-researchers have been appointed co-executive directors of the Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson's and Movement Disorders at NYU Langone Health. Steven J. Show More Summary

NYU Langone Launches Office to Enhance Hospitals' Role in Improving Community Health

NYU Langone office, with funding from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will help advance hospital efforts to work with communities on population health.

Calcium lets T cells use sugar to multiply and fight infection

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) A calcium signal controls whether immune cells can use the nutrients needed to fuel their multiplication into a cellular army designed to fight invading viruses.

Transcranial direct current stimulation reduces fatigue associated with multiple sclerosis

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) People with multiple sclerosis (MS) who underwent a non-invasive form of electrical brain stimulation, called transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS, experienced significant reductions...Show More Summary

New system finds and targets vulnerabilities in lung cancer cells

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Genetic changes that help lung cancer thrive also make it vulnerable to a promising experimental drug.

Doctors define 'safe and effective' margins for 'one and done' skin removal around suspicious moles

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) By carefully tracing a line of at least 2 millimeters outside of and around the edges of a mole that is suspected of being a cancer, doctors can remove all of its cells and avert the need for a second surgery.

Shorter course of radiation treatment safe for breast cancer patients under 50

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) A higher-dose, shorter form of radiation is safe, effective, and no more damaging to the breast tissue or skin of breast cancer patients under age 50 than it is in older patients.

Wireless food stamp transactions tied to healthier shopping

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) New research links the equipping of mobile fruit and vegetable stands with wireless banking devices programmed to accept food stamps to the buying of more healthy foods by people with low incomes.

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