Posts Tagged: Kevin J Tracey MD

Alzheimer’s Drug Cuts Hallmark Inflammation Related to Metabolic Syndrome by 25 Percent

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Feinstein Institute researchers repurpose existing medication with healing properties traced to ancient Greeks MANHASSET, NY – An existing Alzheimer’s medication slashes inflammation and insulin resistance in patients with metabolic syndrome, a potential therapeutic intervention for a highly dangerous condition affecting 30 percent of adults in the United States, according to new clinical trial results by scientists at… read more

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Feinstein Investigators Awarded $2.8M to Study Vascular Injury After Radiation Exposure

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MANHASSET, NY – The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research investigators Weng-Lang Yang, PhD, and Ping Wang, MD, have been awarded a five-year, $2.8 million U01 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to investigate the use of the human hormone ghrelin to reduce organ injury after exposure… read more

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The Feinstein Institute and Applied Immunotherapeutics, Inc. Agree to Develop New Anti-Inflammatory Treatments for Autoimmune Disease

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License agreement will commercialize breakthrough discoveries from the Feinstein Institute and Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet MANHASSET, NY – The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health announced that it has agreed to license the rights to breakthrough discoveries in treating inflammation, as well as specific antibodies and drug candidates, to Applied Immunotherapeutics, Inc., a new business… read more

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Communication Between Nervous and Immune Systems Detailed in New Feinstein Institute Analysis

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MANHASSET, NY – Sangeeta S. Chavan, PhD, Valentin A. Pavlov, PhD, and Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president and CEO of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health, have completed a detailed analysis of how the nervous and immune systems communicate with each other, which will help to develop novel medications and bioelectronic medicine devices… read more

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Feinstein Institute CEO Receives Top Alumni Honor from Boston University

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MANHASSET, NY – Northwell Health’s The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research President and CEO Kevin J. Tracey, MD, is the recipient of Boston University School of Medicine’s prestigious Alumni Award. The award was presented during a ceremony Friday (May 5) at Boston University. First presented in 1954, the Alumni Awards are the highest and one of the… read more

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Feinstein Institute Scientists Identify Previously Undiscovered Role of Enzyme in Regulating Blood Pressure

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Breakthrough could lead to new therapies for high blood pressure which impacts 1 in 3 Americans MANHASSET, NY – In a study published today in the prestigious journal Nature Biotechnology, scientists from Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Karolinska Institutet discovered that T-cells capable of producing the neurotransmitter acetylcholine can regulate blood pressure. These T-cells… read more

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Making Contributions to Sepsis Research and Prevention

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Northwell Health, Feinstein Institute working with advocates to promote early detection MANHASSET, NY – With September being observed nationally as sepsis awareness month, Northwell Health and its Feinstein Institute for Medical Research continue to play active roles in the early prevention, treatment and research of this condition, which affects more than one million Americans every… read more

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11th Annual Feinstein Institute Summer Concert Raises $2.4 Million

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One Republic performs to benefit transformational research New Hyde Park, NY – American pop rock band, One Republic, recently headlined a private benefit concert at Old Westbury Gardens that raised a record $2.4 million to support research initiatives at Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. “Philanthropy is huge and the supporters of this event… read more

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Breakthrough First-in-Human Study Shows Vagus Nerve Stimulation Significantly Reduces Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms, Inhibits Cytokine Production

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Clinical Data Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Delivery of Electric Current to Vagus Nerve Could Provide More Treatment Options and Alternatives to Costly Immunosuppressive Drugs Amsterdam, Manhasset, NY and Valencia, CA – Clinical trial data published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) demonstrates stimulating the vagus nerve… read more

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Northwell Health and Feinstein Institute Welcome Governor Cuomo’s Commitment to Economic Innovation in Long Island

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State’s $50M commitment to groundbreaking Center for Bioelectronic Medicine to leverage $300M in private-sector support Manhasset, NY – In his State of the State and Budget Address on Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reiterated his commitment to economic innovation on Long Island, a commitment made evident earlier this month with a $50 million pledge to The Feinstein… read more

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