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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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Researchers eye mental health impacts of Hurricane Harvey

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SAN DIEGO, CA – Recent research shows that exposure to natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey are associated with increased stress and anxiety – data that will be used to better understand the mental health impact of future storms. These findings may help local officials and relief organizations better prepare to offer adequate care in the… read more

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Scientist recognized for dystonia research by The Michael J. Fox Foundation

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Professor David Eidelberg, MD, won the fourth annual Bachmann-Strauss Prize for Excellence in Dystonia Research. Dr. Eidelberg received an unrestricted $100,000 grant for his use of innovative brain imaging techniques and computational algorithms to better understand the pathophysiology of this disorder and its treatment. Michael J. Fox and… read more

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Researchers use genetics to predict response to antipsychotic medications

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MANHASSET, NY – Genetics can be used to predict a patient’s response to antipsychotic drug treatment for schizophrenia, according to a recent study by investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. The findings were published online today in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Schizophrenia is one of the leading causes of disability in the U.S…. read more

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Multiple sclerosis scientist discusses latest research at Feinstein Institute Marsh Lecture

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MANHASSET, NY – The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research hosted a Marsh Lecture by Stanford University George A. Zimmerman Professor and Professor of Pediatrics Lawrence Steinman, MD. Dr. Steinman discussed his research into the role amyloid proteins play in slowing immune response in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Amyloid proteins are often thought to be the… read more

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Local adult day program donates to Feinstein Institute Alzheimer’s disease research

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MANHASSET, NY – The link between Alzheimer’s disease and the genetic disorder Down syndrome is not immediately obvious, but it is this link that sent members of the ACDS’ (formerly known as the Association for Children with Down Syndrome) Day Hab Program in Plainview on a mission to support Alzheimer’s research. The Feinstein Institute for Medical… read more

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Researchers recommend expanding screening for domestic abuse

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CHICAGO, IL – Health systems need to expand the science around routine screening and interventions for domestic abuse to include men, the elderly and vulnerable populations, according to an editorial published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Professor Karin Verlaine Rhodes, MD, MS, researcher Kristofer Smith, MD,… read more

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Protein may cause pregnancy complications in women with lupus, study finds

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CHICAGO, IL – A human protein involved in activation of the immune system could cause pregnancy complications in women with lupus, according to findings shared today in an oral presentation at the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professional’s (ACR/ARHP) Annual Meeting in Chicago. Feinstein Institute for Medical Research scientist Naomi I. Maria, PhD, identified… read more

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