Posts By: Lana Illiano

Putting cutting-edge technology and big data to work for patients

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Northwell Health opens 20,000 sf Center for Health Innovations and Outcomes Research MANHASSET, NY – The Center for Health Innovations and Outcomes Research (CHIOR), a 20,000-square-foot, $15 million facility that is part of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, held its grand opening earlier this month. The team of internationally-renowned researchers will use technology, big data… read more

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Feinstein Institute researchers identify new genes associated with cognitive ability

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MANHASSET, NY, and RIDGEFIELD, CONN. – Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research discovered dozens of new genetic variations associated with a person’s general cognitive ability. The findings, which were published online today in Cell Reports, have the potential to help researchers develop more targeted treatment for cognitive and memory disorders. “For the first time,… read more

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Diversity in clinical trials critical to refining medicines and therapies

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Symposium discusses strategies and collaborations aimed at increasing diversity in clinical research MANHASSET, NY, and RIDGEFIELD, CONN. – Leaders from Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Boehringer Ingelheim recently led a symposium on the barriers and opportunities to increase patient diversity in clinical trials. Because medicines may… read more

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Feinstein Institute teams with The Bristal Assisted Living to study if dance can slow progression of Alzheimer’s disease

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LAKE SUCCESS, NY – Assisted living residents are spending time on the dance floor to participate in a new study evaluating if dance can help slow the progression of memory loss. The study is overseen by leading Alzheimer’s disease researcher Peter Davies, PhD, director of the Feinstein Institute’s Litwin-Zucker Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders, and… read more

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Feinstein Institute discovery challenges belief about brain’s cellular makeup

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Study finds that brain cells are made up of less polyunsaturated fatty acids than other major organs MANHASSET, NY – A discovery made by Junhwan Kim, PhD, assistant professor at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, is challenging science’s longstanding beliefs regarding the cellular makeup of the brain. This breakthrough was outlined in a study recently published in… read more

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Feinstein Institute awarded over $1 million from the National Institutes of Health’s BRAIN initiative

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MANHASSET, NY – The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research announced today it has been awarded more than $1 million from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative, whose mission is to revolutionize our understanding of the human brain. The NIH BRAIN initiative aims to develop and apply cutting-edge technologies to… read more

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Feinstein Institute study looks at impact of a popular pre-heart transplant therapy on the kidney

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Detailed analysis could lead to new treatment strategies and improved patient outcomes MANHASSET, NY – Scientists, nephrologists and cardiac surgeons from The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Northwell Health’s Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Cardio-Thoracic Surgery examined the impact of a popular pre-heart transplant therapy on the kidney in a study published today by… read more

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Breast cancer patients benefit from new pain control regimen that shortens hospital stay after reconstruction

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Regimen avoids opioids and reduces risk of addiction MANHASSET, NY – A researcher at Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research identified a novel approach to help patients recover faster from microsurgical breast reconstruction while avoiding the need for narcotic medications after surgery. Since this discovery, which was recently published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the team… read more

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Bioelectronic medicine researcher Harbi Sohal featured on neural implant podcast

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Feinstein Institute researchers and community outreach group El Poder de Decidir begin second phase of PCORI-funded project to improve asthma education and care in Hispanic community

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Associate Professor Negin Hajizadeh, MD, MPH, and Research Coordinator Sonia Jacome MSCH, are continuing their collaboration with the community-based organization, El Poder de Decidir (El Poder) to improve the education and treatment of asthma patients in the Hispanic community with a second phase project supported by the Patient-Centered… read more

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