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Feinstein Institute discovers genes that repair spinal cord in fish are also in humans

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MANHASSET, NY – Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Associate Professor Ona E. Bloom, PhD, along with colleagues at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), published today in Scientific Reports that many of the genes that repair an injured spinal cord in a fish called the lamprey are also active in the repair of the peripheral nervous system in… read more

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Feinstein Institute study sheds light on combating infections tied to spinal cord injury

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Associate Professor Ona E. Bloom, PhD,uncovered that white blood cell genes are present at different levels in people with spinal cord injury. These findings, published yesterday online in the Journal of Neurotrauma, are a first step to understanding and developing better interventions for infections in people with spinal cord… read more

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Feinstein Institute researcher awarded $1.2M to continue sepsis research

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Professor Haichao Wang, PhD, received a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute for General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) to continue his search to identify different proteins associated with sepsis, which could lead to a targeted treatment for the condition. This is the fourth… read more

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Feinstein Institute grant funds fertility decision tool for women cancer patients

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Assistant Professor Catherine Benedict, PhD, has been awarded a two-year, $165,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to understand how young women who completed cancer treatment make fertility decisions and plan for future family-building. This study will lead to the development of a decision-making and planning… read more

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Feinstein Institute uses bioelectronic medicine to treat lupus

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Clinical trial with non-invasive therapy gives new hope for treating a condition affecting 5 million worldwide MANHASSET, NY – Researchers at Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research are conducting a clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of bioelectronic medicine to treat pain associated with lupus, a chronic and potentially fatal autoimmune disease affecting upwards of… read more

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Feinstein Institute researchers identify new genes associated with cognitive ability

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MANHASSET, NY, and RIDGEFIELD, CONN. – Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research discovered dozens of new genetic variations associated with a person’s general cognitive ability. The findings, which were published online today in Cell Reports, have the potential to help researchers develop more targeted treatment for cognitive and memory disorders. “For the first time,… read more

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Diversity in clinical trials critical to refining medicines and therapies

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Symposium discusses strategies and collaborations aimed at increasing diversity in clinical research MANHASSET, NY, and RIDGEFIELD, CONN. – Leaders from Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Boehringer Ingelheim recently led a symposium on the barriers and opportunities to increase patient diversity in clinical trials. Because medicines may… read more

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Feinstein Institute teams with The Bristal Assisted Living to study if dance can slow progression of Alzheimer’s disease

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LAKE SUCCESS, NY – Assisted living residents are spending time on the dance floor to participate in a new study evaluating if dance can help slow the progression of memory loss. The study is overseen by leading Alzheimer’s disease researcher Peter Davies, PhD, director of the Feinstein Institute’s Litwin-Zucker Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders, and… read more

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Feinstein Institute discovery challenges belief about brain’s cellular makeup

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Study finds that brain cells are made up of less polyunsaturated fatty acids than other major organs MANHASSET, NY – A discovery made by Junhwan Kim, PhD, assistant professor at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, is challenging science’s longstanding beliefs regarding the cellular makeup of the brain. This breakthrough was outlined in a study recently published in… read more

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Feinstein Institute awarded over $1 million from the National Institutes of Health’s BRAIN initiative

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MANHASSET, NY – The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research announced today it has been awarded more than $1 million from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative, whose mission is to revolutionize our understanding of the human brain. The NIH BRAIN initiative aims to develop and apply cutting-edge technologies to… read more

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