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Antibodies protect nerve-muscle connections in a mouse model of Lou Gehrig's disease

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) A new study led by NYU School of Medicine researchers identifies a novel treatment strategy that preserved neuromuscular synapses in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Brain imaging helps redefine intelligence

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) NYU Langone study offers the first solid evidence that functional MRI scans of brain entropy are a new means to understanding human intelligence.

Study shows how body prevents potentially useful bacteria from causing disease

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) A new study reveals a mechanism by which the immune system may decide whether a bacterial species is a partner in bodily processes or an invader worthy of attack.

Perlmutter Cancer Center Names New Director of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology

Paul E. Oberstein, MD, a nationally renowned clinician-scientist, will join NYU Langone Health and its Perlmutter Cancer Center on March 1 as director of Gastrointestinal (GI) Medical Oncology and assistant director of its recently established Pancreatic Cancer Center.

Extending dosing intervals reduces deadly side effect risk from multiple sclerosis drug

A commonly-prescribed multiple sclerosis (MS) infusion medication linked to a rare but serious side effect is safer to use when dosing intervals are extended, according to a new study led by MS specialists NYU Langone Health.

Extending dosing intervals reduces deadly side effect risk from multiple sclerosis drug

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) A commonly-prescribed multiple sclerosis (MS) infusion medication, natalizumab, linked to a rare but serious side effect is safer to use when dosing intervals are extended, according to a new study led by MS specialists at NYU Langone Health.

Diabetes management improved in high-risk population through community program

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) An ethnic population at high risk for Type 2 diabetes achieved significant control of the disease through participation in community-based health programs, according to a randomized controlled trial published Jan. 31 by researchers at NYU School of Medicine's Department of Population Health in the journal Clinical Diabetes.

Researchers discover structure of anti-aging hormone

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) A new study reveals the structure of a key protein, and how it helps to transmit a hormonal signal that slows aging.

Who uses phone apps to track sleep habits? Mostly the healthy and wealthy in US

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) The profile of most Americans who use popular mobile phone apps that track sleep habits is that they are relatively affluent, claim to eat well, and say they are in good health, even if some of them tend to smoke.

'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.

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