Enhancing Emergency Medical Care for Seniors Could Reduce Hospital Admissions
May 4, 2015
Applying palliative care principles to emergency departments may reduce the number of geriatric patients admitted to intensive care units, possibly extending lives and reducing Medicare costs.
Patients with AIDS at Increased Risk of Developing Age-Related Macular Degeneration
May 4, 2015
New Study Results Add to Growing Body of Research that HIV-Infected Patients May Experience Age-Related Diseases Earlier in Life
3D-Printed Trachea among Key Mount Sinai Research Presented at American Association for Thoracic Surgery Meeting
May 4, 2015
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai researchers presented several landmark studies at the 2015 American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) meeting in Seattle.
Sanford J. Grossman Charitable Trust Pledges $3 Million to Create Center for Integrative Studies in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Mount Sinai
April 27, 2015
The Sanford J. Grossman Charitable Trust, founded by renowned economist and philanthropist Sanford J. Grossman, PhD, has committed $3 million to establish the Dr. Sanford J. Grossman Center for Integrative Studies in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Making Waves with Robotic Ultrasound Between New York and Chicago
April 23, 2015
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Rush University Medical Center are testing in a new clinical trial long-distance, tele-robotic ultrasound over the Internet.
Mount Sinai Scientists Find Unprecedented Microbial Diversity in Isolated Amazonian Tribe
April 17, 2015
Scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine have discovered the most diverse collection of bacteria yet in humans among an isolated tribe of Yanomami Amerindians in the remote Amazonian jungles of Venezuela.
Albert L. Siu, MD, Appointed Chair of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
April 10, 2015
Albert L. Siu, M.D., M.S.P.H., was appointed Chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). He will hold office for a one-year term. Dr. Siu was appointed to this position by the director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Mount Sinai Receives $8.8 million Grant to Further Stem Cell Research
April 7, 2015
An $8.8 million grant from the New York State Stem Cell Science Program will accelerate efforts by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to develop new stem-cell-based treatments for chemotherapy-resistant blood cancer and other genetic blood disorders.
Mount Sinai Scientists Establish Link Between Neurodegenerative Disease and the Body’s Response to Viral Infection
March 30, 2015
A key protein previously implicated in Lou Gehrig’s disease and other neurological diseases plays an important role in the response to viral infection.
Imaging Tests Detect Coronary Artery Disease Long Before it Strikes
March 17, 2015
Mount Sinai study shows non-invasive imaging of carotid and coronary arteries in healthy adults may more accurately predict future risk of heart attack, stroke, or death.
Novel Drug Candidate Regenerates Pancreatic Cells Lost in Diabetes
March 9, 2015
In a screen of more than 100,000 potential drugs, only one, harmine, drove human insulin-producing beta cells to multiply, according to a study led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, funded by JDRF and the National Institutes of Health, and published online today in Nature Medicine.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and LifeMap Solutions Launch Asthma Study for iPhone
March 9, 2015
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and LifeMap Solutions, a subsidiary of BioTime (BTX), today announced the launch of a large-scale medical research study that uses the new ResearchKit framework developed by Apple to make it easy for individuals who suffer from Asthma to participate in studies right from their iPhone.