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Bed Bath & Beyond Founder Leonard Feinstein Donates $25M to Support Northwell Health Research

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MANHASSET, NY – Leonard and Susan Feinstein today announced a $25 million contribution to Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research to further expand its research efforts in areas including clinical trials, neuroscience, autoimmunity and bioelectronic medicine. The Feinstein Institute was renamed in the Feinsteins’ honor in 2005 after they provided an initial $25 million leadership gift…. read more

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Feinstein Institute, Cornell Tech and Sage Bionetworks Develop First Smartphone Study to Examine Impulse Control

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Study uses smartphone apps to understand what makes people impulsive MANHASSET, NY – The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Cornell Tech, and Sage Bionetworks announced today the launch of a pioneering study to examine the use of a smartphone application to identify and understand impulsivity in daily life. The team intends to develop additional apps… read more

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Text Messages Reduce Problem Drinking in Adults Feinstein Institute Study Shows

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MANHASSET, NY – Researchers at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health have found that text messaging is an effective tool to reduce heavy drinking in adults seeking help on the internet. The results of the first-of-its-kind study, published today in PLOS ONE, show that when drinkers received adaptive tailored texts, their drinking reduction… read more

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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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Feinstein Institute Scientists Discover More Detail About the Vagus Nerve and Immune System

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Finding provides researchers new opportunities to treat diseases with bioelectronic medicine MANHASSET, NY – Researchers at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research discovered more details about how the vagus nerve interacts with the immune system, better understanding how bioelectronic medicine may treat disease. By mapping the mechanisms of the vagus nerve and identifying new neural pathways… read more

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Feinstein Institute Scientists Identify Biomarker to Predict How Long Body is Deprived of Oxygen During Cardiac Arrest

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Breakthrough could lead to better treatment and improved survival MANHASSET, NY – In a study published in Biomarkers, scientists at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research described their discovery of a molecule, which could indicate how long the body is deprived of oxygen during cardiac arrest. This discovery can potentially allow health care professionals to better understand… read more

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