Posts Tagged: North Shore-LIJ Health System

Multiple Myeloma Drug Could Revolutionize Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease

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Clinical trial to build on research revealing mechanism of action for FDA-approved pomalidomide; drug reduces faulty hemoglobin in red blood cells from patients with sickle cell disease Manhasset, NY – An established drug for recurrent multiple myeloma might effectively be repurposed to improve the survival and day-to-day lives of patients with devastating sickle cell disease, according… read more

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Feinstein Institute Researcher Receives $1.7 Million DoD Grant for Spinal Cord Injury Study

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MANHASSET, NY – Researchers at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have been awarded a $1, 676,895 three-year grant from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to study the body’s responses to spinal cord injury (SCI). This grant is part of the 2015 Defense Appropriations Act, which provided $30 million to the DoD Spinal Cord Injury Research… read more

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Feinstein Institute Researchers Discover that Maternal Antibodies are Risk Factors for Autism Spectrum Disorder

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CHICAGO, IL – Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered that an antibody—an immune protein in the body that fights illness or infection—can lead to abnormal brain development and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) symptoms. These findings will be presented Wednesday at the 45th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Chicago. ASD… read more

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Verik Bio and Feinstein Institute Sign Agreement to Collaborate on Cancerous Tumor Treatment

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The two organizations will work concurrently to accelerate the delivery of High Curative Potential™ T Cell Immunotherapies to patients MANHASSET, NY – Verik Bio, Inc. and The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, the research arm of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, jointly announced their intention to engage in a strategic partnership to explore the development of engineered cytotoxic… read more

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Feinstein Institute Hosts Academic Commencement and Confers Honorary Degrees

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Elmezzi School of Molecular Medicine graduates three physician scientists and presents established physician scientists with honorary degrees MANHASSET, NY – The 2015 Commencement Exercises for the Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine and the presentation of two honorary degrees were held Thursday at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. The honorary degree is given to outstanding… read more

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Feinstein Institute Commemorates Women in Science during National Women’s Health Week

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MANHASSET, NY – An organization of female scientists, Advancing Women in Science and Medicine (AWSM), recently hosted its fourth annual awards breakfast on May 12 in celebration of National Women’s Health Week and in recognition of the numerous scientific accomplishments achieved at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and across the No

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Single Low-Magnitude Electric Pulse Successfully Fights Inflammation

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Ongoing Research Shows Growing Promise of Bioelectronic Medicine MANHASSET, NY – The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, the research arm of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, and SetPoint Medical Inc., a biomedical technology company, today released the results of research on the therapeutic potential of vagus nerve stimulation. In a paper published by Bioelectronic Medicine, Kevin J…. read more

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Molecular Medicine Awards 3rd Annual Ross Prize to Dr. Lewis C. Cantley, Cancer Researcher at Weill Cornell Medical College and NY Presbyterian Hospital

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Celebration and symposium to be held in New York on June 8 MANHASSET, NY – The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research today announced that Lewis C. Cantley, PhD, the Meyer Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, will be the recipient of the third annual Ross Prize in…

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Feinstein Institute Researchers Discover a New Treatment that Protects Against Acute Lung Injury During Sepsis

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MANHASSET, NY – Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered that an antibody – a protein in the human body that can trigger and mediate inflammation – can be used as a treatment to protect against acute lung injury (ALI) during sepsis. The findings were published in Critical Care. Sepsis occurs when molecules released into the… read more

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Feinstein Institute Researcher to Receive Potamkin Prize for Alzheimer’s Research

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MANHASSET, NY – The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Brain Foundation will present the 2015 Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases to Peter Davies, PhD, investigator at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. He will receive the prize on April 21 in Washington, DC at the American Academy of Neurology’s 67th… read more

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