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Mt. Sinai Researchers Receive $9M For Environmental Health Research

Posted by Emily Olson on Fri, Nov 04, 2016

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have been awarded a grant of more than $9 million by the NIH to research the effects of environmental exposures on children’s long-term health. The grant is part of Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO), a seven-year program that aims to understand the effects of environmental exposures on child health and development.

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Tags: environmental contaminants, New York, Environment, NY, Northeast Region, Mt. Sinai, Icahn School of Medicine

Researchers at Columbia University Find Ways to Reduce Damage Done by Strokes

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Fri, Sep 02, 2016

 Researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) may have found a way to reduce brain damage caused by a stroke or stroke-like event.  In a study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 10-day-old mice that had an hypoxic (lack of oxygen) or ischemic (lack of blood) brain injury were treated with a fat emulsion containing either DHA or EPA—omega-3 fatty acids. The researchers evaluated the mice’s neurological function 24 hours and 8 to 9 weeks after the brain injury. They discovered that the mice treated with the DHA omega-3 fatty acids had a significant reduction in brain injury. This did not hold true for those treated with EPA-omega 3. The DHA group also had significantly better results in multiple brain functions during the 8 and 9 weeks evaluation compared to the EPA-treated mice and the control group which went untreated.

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Research Lab Expansion at Rockefeller University

Posted by Katheryn Rein on Wed, Jul 13, 2016

Rockefeller University is currently experiencing one of the largest phases of research expansion in its modern history. To accommodate for its expanding research capabilities as a competitive institution, Rockefeller University officials have already begun implementing changes to grow the campus and construct new research buildings and institutes all together. 

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Tags: Rockefeller University, new research building, New research facilities, New York, RockU, NY, 2016

New Research Facility Brings the Future of Medicine to Columbia University

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Wed, Jul 06, 2016

New York's Columbia University is nearing the completion of an ambitious building project more than three years in the making. Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) will open its new state-of-the-art building this August. Work began on this 100,000 square-foot, fourteen-story glass tower in September of 2013 thanks in large part due to a financial gift from Dr. Roy Vagelos and his wife Diana. So it seems fitting that the building will be named the Vagelos Education Center.  

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Stony Brook Awarded $6 M NIH Research Grant for New Anti-fungal Treatment

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Fri, Jul 01, 2016

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Anti-fungal research at New York's Stony Brook University earned $6 million in grants from the National Institute of Health.  Dr. Maurizio del Poeta’s breakthrough in attacking deadly fungus came from a recent research project that yielded an unexpected result that might lead to a vaccine.  He and his team were searching for a gene that would metabolize a fungal sphingolipid.  Instead, the gene he mutated caused mice that were exposed to it to become resistant to fungal infections.  In an article on the Stony Brook University’s news site, Dr. Poeta said , “We think that this discovery will open the road to a new vaccination strategy against fungi.”

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Columbia University Increases Microbiome Research Potential

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Mar 29, 2016

The human microbiome is a complex system of bacteria that live and interact in different tissues and organs throughout the body. This complex system is a growing area of focus for life science researchers looking to learn more about these interactions and functions. In order to help its researchers in this rapidly expanding field, Columbia University in New York has established both a working group and a new core facility to help increase research potential of the microbiome.

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Tags: Northeast, microbiome, New York, Columbia University, Columbia, Research, NY, Columbia University Medical Center, 2016, BioResearch Product Faire, CUMC

How African Frogs Help With Cancer Research at University of Rochester

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Mon, Mar 07, 2016

Researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine are using a special breed of frogs to study human diseases such as cancer. It turns out our amphibious friends have a lot to teach us about how tumors grow.

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Tags: cancer research, New York, Cancer, tumor cells, University of Rochester, University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Jacques Robert, South African clawed frogs

Studying Stem Cell Development at Rockefeller University

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Feb 02, 2016

Updated 12/8/2016, originally posted by Laura Braden 2/2/16

Understanding what stem cells do and why they are important has been a popular research topic for many years. Scientists have learned quite a bit about their functions, such as repairing damaged tissues and renewing some normal ones. However, there is no knowledge of where these stem cells originate and how they develop in the embryo.

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Tags: Rockefeller University, Northeast, Stem Cells, New York, RockU, NY, 2016, BioResearch Product Faire

Rockefeller Raises $20M for New Neuroscience Institute

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Dec 22, 2015

Neuroscientists at Rockefeller University in New York will be making breakthroughs in a brand new institute, according to a recent announcement from the university and the Kavli Foundation. The new Kavli Neural Systems Institute (Kavli NSI) will be located at Rockefeller University, thanks in part to a $20 million endowment supported equally by Kavli and Rockefeller.

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Understanding Radiotherapy at Mt. Sinai

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Dec 14, 2015

Fighting cancer is a battle that milions of people have had to, or are currently, waging. When surgeons are unable to remove cancerous tumors, radiation treatment (radiotherapy) is used to destroy the tumors. However, many times, radiation treatments fail to destroy the entirety of the tumor, leaving cancerous cells in the body. Researchers at the Ichan School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in New York have discovered why radiotherapy is not always successful.

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