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.
Cell Powerhouse Sequencing Technology Provides Deeper Look at Inherited Disease Risk
March 6, 2015
A new sequencing technique may provide a clearer picture of how genes in mitochondria, the “powerhouses” that turn sugar into energy in human cells, shape each person’s inherited risk for diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Mount Sinai Beth Israel Names New Chair of the Department of Medicine
March 4, 2015
Ira Jacobson, MD, a world-renowned expert in the field of hepatology and liver disease, has been appointed Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.
Jupiter Medical Center and Mount Sinai Heart New York Announce Landmark Partnership
February 27, 2015
Two Respected Health Care Institutions Join Forces as Mount Sinai Heart New York at Jupiter Medical Center.