Posts By: Bibiana Bogues

Effort to “nudge” doctor’s adoption of evidence-based clinical practice receives NIH support

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Assistant Professor and Junior Faculty Researcher Safiya Richardson, MD, has been awarded a five-year, $850,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to support her work in creating tools that help doctors make evidence-based clinical decisions. The lack of evidenced-based clinical practice is responsible for a third of hospital… read more

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Researchers suggest balanced reporting of sports head injuries

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MANHASSET, NY – A group of more than 60 leading international neuroscientists, including Mark Herceg, PhD, a neuropsychologist at Northwell Health’s Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, NY, and a member of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, published a correspondence today in The Lancet Neurology, asking for balance when reporting on sports-related injury chronic traumatic encephalopathy… read more

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Feinstein CEO, global researchers demonstrate significance of neurotransmitter in viral infection

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research President and CEO Kevin J. Tracey, MD has joined with leading scientists across Canada, Europe and Asia, to discover the critical role the chemical acetylcholine plays as a neurotransmitter in combating chronic viral infection, as published online today in Science. A neurosurgeon specialist in the molecular mechanisms of inflammation,… read more

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Newly discovered phagocyte plays role in autoimmune disease

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MANHASSET, NY – Hemophagocytes, a newly identified population of phagocytes, may have a direct impact on patients with a variety of autoimmune diseases, researchers announced in the January 11 issue of Science. Many acute inflammatory disorders and infections are associated with a reduction in the number of mature blood cells – termed cytopenias – including anemia… read more

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Researchers study new app for head and neck cancer patients

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MANHASSET, NY – A pilot study will test a new digital application, called NorthTrac,  developed by The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research to help head and neck cancer patients manage their post-treatment symptoms. Typically there are three types of treatment used for head and neck cancers – radiation therapy, chemotherapy and/or surgery. Each of these comes… read more

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NIH gives Feinstein Institute $1.68M to study sepsis therapy

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Assistant Professor, Monowar Aziz, PhD, received a five-year, $1.68 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to examine a protein’s role in increasing inflammation and injury in sepsis to develop new therapies. Sepsis is a body-wide immune system reaction to an infection that is responsible for… read more

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Top psychology, cardiology scientist to lead new Feinstein Institute research center

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MANHASSET, NY – Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research has appointed Karina W. Davidson, PhD, MASc, to lead a new center focused on behavioral and cardiovascular health research. Dr. Davidson’s research focuses on the relationship between psychosocial risk factors and their role in the course and outcome of cardiovascular disease. Her new center will be located… read more

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Heart failure telemedicine programs prove effective 6 months after discharge, study finds

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MANHASSET, NY – Home telemedicine programs for heart failure are effective at preventing death for at least six months after hospitalization, but generally lose any benefit after one year, according to a meta-analysis of clinical trials published today and announced tomorrow at a briefing. These findings, published in the December issue of Health Affairs by a… read more

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Parkinson’s therapy creates new brain circuits for motor function, study finds

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MANHASSET, NY – Scientists have uncovered that an emerging gene therapy for Parkinson’s disease creates new circuits in the brain associated with improved motor movement. These findings, published today in Science Translational Medicine by Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Professor David Eidelberg, MD, and his team, explain the therapeutic mechanisms involved in the emerging Parkinson’s gene… read more

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NIH $1.4M grant supports study into precision bioelectronic medicine

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Professor Larry Miller, MD, has received a one-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop and test a non-invasive method that accesses nerves in the chest and abdomen. Gaining non-invasive access to these nerves has the potential to drive development of bioelectronic medicine… read more

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