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Researchers Discover Five Genetic Variations Associated with Crohn’s Disease in Ashkenazi Jews

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MANHASSET, NY –  A collaborative group of investigators has joined together to identify five genetic variations associated with Crohn’s disease (CD) and Jewish individuals of Eastern and Central European descent, who are also known as Ashkenazi Jews. These findings were published in the March issue of PLoS Genetics. CD causes inflammation of the lining of… read more

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Kevin J. Tracey, President of the Feinstein Institute, is Inducted into the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame

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MANHASSET, NY – Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, was inducted into the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame (LITHF) on Wednesday night. He was selected for his personal accomplishments and the accomplishments of researchers at the Feinstein Institute. “I’m honored to be inducted into the Long Island Technology… read more

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Cleveland Clinic and North Shore-LIJ Health System Form Innovation Alliance

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CLEVELAND, OH – Cleveland Clinic and the North Shore-LIJ Health System today announced an agreement to create an “Innovation Alliance” to benefit patients through collaborative innovation and commercialization opportunities. Specifically, they will seek to enhance the discovery, development, deployment and commercialization of new technologies originating from North Shore-LIJ’s clinical facilities and its Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, headquartered… read more

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New York Genome Center Launches Major Initiative with the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research to Sequence Whole Genomes of Alzheimer’s Patients

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New York, February 16, 2012 (Marco Island, FL) – New York Genome Center (NYGC), in collaboration with Illumina, today announced at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) annual meeting the initiation of a large-scale whole genome sequencing project with The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, an… read more

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First Prospective Clinical Trial of Adaptive Radiotherapy Head & Neck Cancer Patients

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MANHASSET, NY – Researchers led by a senior investigator at Hofstra-North Shore LIJ School of Medicine and The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have released initial findings from a first-of-a-kind clinical trial in adaptive radiotherapy (ART) for head and neck cancer. The trial, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, provides evidence that ART may benefit… read more

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Study to Determine Whether Fish Oil Can Help Prevent Psychiatric Disorders

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MANHASSET, NY – Researchers at Zucker Hillside Hospital’s Recognition and Prevention (RAP) Program who have worked with teenagers at risk for serious mental illness for the past decade are now studying the effectiveness of Omega 3 fatty acids (fish oil) for treating psychiatric symptoms. This new study is a National Institute of Mental Health-funded randomized… read more

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Breast Cancer & Alcohol
Source: WLNY-News 55

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Female Co-Anchor: For years, the American Cancer Society has supported moderate red wine consumption in warding off coronary problems, but in your health news tonight, a new study shows that for many women, that may not be such a good idea. Christina Regnault, Reporter: And we Women who are light drinkers have a higher risk…

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Pregnancy and Depression
Source: WABC-Channel 7

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Diana Williams, Co-Anchor: A lot of women know about post-partum depression; they are the mood changes that happen after childbirth. Sade Baderinwa, Co-Anchor: But there is another depression which can happen during pregnancy that may have consequences for mother and baby. Senior Medical Reporter Dr. Jay Adlersberg explains. Jay? Dr. Jay Adlersberg, Senior Medical Reporter:…

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Feinstein Institute Women’s Group Inaugural Event

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MANHASSET, NY – A prominent Long Island professional group based at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research www.feinsteininstitute.org – Advancing Women in Science and Medicine (AWSM) – will be celebrating its first year with an inaugural program to maximize the success of women in science and medicine. This inaugural event is well-timed to welcome the… read more

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Hyundai Drives Up Spirits of Children Who Triumphed Over Cancer

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NEW HYDE PARK, NY – Hyundai Hope on Wheels and the Long Island Area Hyundai Dealers today awarded Cohen Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) of New York a $100,000 Hope Grant to help support the hospital’s Survivors Facing Forward Program that is helping to improve the health and quality of life of childhood cancer survivors. CCMC… read more

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