Monthly Archives: January 2010

Protein Produced by Spleen Reduces Risk of Deadly Lung Infection

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MANHASSET, NY – One to five percent of people who undergo surgery for gastrointestintal problems experience a potentially life-threatening condition: a temporary loss of oxygen that can set in motion a rogue inflammatory response that can lead to organ failure. Ping Wang, MD, a scientist at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, NY,… read more

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Brain Abnormalities in Parkinson’s Patients Develop Before Symptoms Occur

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MANHASSET, NY – January 20, 2010 Scientists who have identified brain networks damaged in Parkinson’s disease have new evidence that these systems become abnormal a few years before symptoms appear. And what’s more, parts of the network appear to respond in a last ditch attempt to rescue the brain. “We were surprised,” said Chris Tang,… read more

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