Monthly Archives: March 2018

Feinstein Institute researcher defines a part of the body as an organ

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MANHASSET, NY – The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research researcher Petros Constantinos Benias, MD, and collaborators have identified that layers of the body long thought to be dense, connective tissues are actually interconnected, fluid-filled compartments, categorizing this part of the body as an organ. This discovery, published today in Scientific Reports, could lead to better understanding… read more

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Human Rights Campaign Foundation designates Northwell a leader in LGBTQ health care

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NEW HYDE PARK, NY – Nineteen Northwell Health hospitals – 22 facilities in all – have been designated a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2018 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). The HEI is a national benchmarking tool that evaluates health care facilities by examining patient, visitation and employment policies to… read more

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Feinstein Institute discovery promises improved diagnosis and understanding of endometriosis

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MANHASSET, NY – The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research scientists announced an experimental, rapid and non-invasive way to diagnose endometriosis, which may lead to earlier and more effective treatments for this disorder that affects approximately 176 million women globally. The scientists found that a particular feature of cells found in menstrual blood suggests that a patient… read more

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Feinstein Institute researchers discover how to better record vagus nerve signals

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research scientists Harold A. Silverman, PhD,  Sangeeta S. Chavan, PhD, and their colleagues standardized an experimental protocol to record signals transmitted in the vagus nerve. These findings, published today in Bioelectronic Medicine, are important because the vagus nerve is critical in regulating inflammation. They also expand knowledge in bioelectronic medicine,… read more

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Feinstein Institute encourages science among 9th and 10th graders

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Northwell Health’s Center for Workforce Readiness has named Jericho High School the winner of its sixth annual Medical Marvels Competition. The Medical Marvels Program was developed to encourage Long Island high school students in 9th and 10th grades to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)…. read more

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Molecular Medicine awards Ross Prize to Baylor College of Medicine’s Huda Zoghbi

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MANHASSET, NY – The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health has selected Baylor College of Medicine’s Huda Zoghbi, MD, as the winner of the sixth annual Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine. The prize, which includes a $50,000 award, will be presented to Dr. Zoghbi on June 5 at the New York Academy of Sciences… read more

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Feinstein Institute researchers discover E. coli hormone reduces inflammation

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Professor Jesse Roth, MD, FACP, and his colleagues recently discovered that the E. coli bacteria found in our intestines are communicating with cells throughout our bodies to reduce inflammation. These findings, published in Nature npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, could lead to new therapies for treating conditions associated with… read more

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