Monthly Archives: September 2018

New grant funds pilot study of female fertility decision tool for cancer survivors

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Assistant Professor Catherine Benedict, PhD, has been awarded a five-year, $693,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop and test a digital health platform to help young female cancer survivors evaluate their options for having children, make decisions and plan for the future. The new… read more

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Feinstein Institute researchers find hypertension drugs could prevent memory loss in lupus patients

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research researchers published data yesterday in the Journal of Experimental Medicine that shows the class of drugs commonly used to treat hypertension, ACE inhibitors, can block cognitive decline in mice and might therefore be used to preserve the memory of patients living with lupus. Lupus is a complex autoimmune… read more

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Analysis finds investigational medication reduced postpartum depression symptoms in clinical trial

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MANHASSET, NY – An integrated analysis of one phase 2 and two phase 3 clinical trials published today in The Lancet found that the investigational medication, brexanolone injection 90 µg/kg/h (formerly SAGE-547 injection), demonstrated a reduction in depressive symptoms in women suffering from moderate and severe postpartum depression (PPD) compared to placebo by the end of… read more

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