Monthly Archives: January 2017

Feinstein Institute Study Finds Medication Commonly Used During Labor Associated with Postpartum Depression

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MANHASSET, NY – Kristina M. Deligiannidis, MD, associate professor at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, along with her colleagues at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and the University of Massachusetts Medical School found that a common medication administered during or after labor, synthetic oxytocin, is associated with the development of postpartum depression… read more

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Scientists from Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute Discuss Novel Drug Combination for Treating Cancer in Transplant Patients in New England Journal of Medicine

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Letter notes combination of steroids and immunosuppressants, combined with immune checkpoint inhibitors helps prevent organ rejection in kidney transplant patients undergoing cancer treatment MANHASSET, NY – Kenar D. Jhaveri, MD, and Richard Barnett, MD, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research scientists and Northwell Health Department of Internal Medicine nephrologists, published a Letter to the Editor in the…

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Northwell Health Partners with Indivumed to Create a Cancer Research Biobank

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Partnering with patients and physicians to collect and analyze biospecimens of cancer tissues will advance understanding of the genetics of cancer, making possible new individualized diagnostics and therapies MANHASSET, NY – Northwell Health today announced a collaboration with Indivumed to speed the advance of precision cancer research. As New York State’s largest health care provider, Northwell… read more

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Feinstein Institute Genetic Discovery Provides New Insight into Cognitive Disorders

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Findings published in Molecular Psychiatry could ultimately lead to new treatments for disorders such as schizophrenia and ADHD. MANHASSET, NY – An international team of scientists, led by Todd Lencz, PhD, professor at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health and Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, have unlocked some of the genes responsible for… read more

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New Feinstein Institute Analysis Details Nervous System’s Role in Controlling Immune Function

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MANHASSET, NY – Valentin A. Pavlov, PhD, associate investigator, and Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president and CEO of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health, completed an analysis of how the nervous system regulates the immune system, which will help them further identify and develop bioelectronic medicine devices to treat disease and injury. The… read more

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