Monthly Archives: August 2018

Feinstein Institute researcher awarded $1.65M to examine vagus nerve’s role in sepsis

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Professor Valentin A. Pavlov, PhD, received a five-year, $1.65 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to examine the vagus nerve’s role in the inflammation and metabolism associated with sepsis. Having a better understanding of the nervous system’s signaling during sepsis could lead to the… read more

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Local science teacher is supported with a fellowship to learn from leading researcher

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MANHASSET, NY – Jason Econome, a Stuyvesant High School science teacher and resident of Garden City, NY, spent the summer at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research with a globally-renowned lupus scientist, Betty Diamond, MD. His time was supported by The American Physiological Society’s (APS) 2018 Frontiers in Physiology Research Community Leaders Professional Development Fellowship program…. read more

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Study identifies methods to support adoption of cutting-edge breast cancer therapy

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MANHASSET, NY – Researchers at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Northwell Health’s Department of Radiation Medicine have identified methods to increase use of the cutting-edge cancer radiation therapy, hypofractionation, in breast cancer patients. These findings, recently published in Advances in Radiation Oncology, demonstrate that most patients with breast cancer can be treated with… read more

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Research study aims to identify new ways to treat seizures

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MANHASSET, NY – Lenox Hill Hospital and The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have been chosen as study site to identify biomarkers for focal seizures in patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy. Researchers hope the study, called Human Epilepsy Project (HEP) 2, will help better understand the long-term challenges of living with focal seizures and better pinpoint severity and… read more

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