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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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Bioelectronic medicine treatment effective for lupus, pilot clinical trial shows

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CHICAGO, IL – A bioelectronic medicine device was effective in reducing pain and fatigue in patients with lupus, according to Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Professor Cynthia Aranow, MD, who will present pilot clinical trial results Tuesday at the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Professional’s (ACR/ARHP) Annual Meeting. These initial results offer promise to the… read more

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Researchers re-emphasize vitamins, minerals key to proper nutrition, regardless of weight

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research scientists examined the latest data on nutrition and encourage the medical community to re-energize their recommendations on vitamins for patient care in an analysis published recently in Diabetes & Metabolism: Research & Reviews. Feinstein Institute members Miji Kim, MD, and Anam Basharat, MD, along with head of the… read more

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Northwell Health doubles down on 3D printing from Formlabs to provide fast, realistic 3D surgical models

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NEW HYDE PARK, NY – Formlabs and Northwell Health announced today that the powerful and accessible automated 3D printing system Form Cell has been incorporated into Northwell’s 3D Design and Innovation Center to increase production of patient-specific anatomical models and surgical guides. Northwell Health – New York State’s largest health care provider with 23 hospitals –… read more

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DOD awards $1.3M to develop next-gen trauma care device

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Assistant Professor Chunyan Li, PhD, has received a $1.3 million research award from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to develop a novel field resuscitation technology through trigeminal nerve stimulation (TNS), a field of bioelectronic medicine. The “Foundational Research for Autonomous, Unmanned, and Robotics Development of Medical Technologies”… read more

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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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Researcher finds new blood clot prevention strategy

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Professor Alex C. Spyropoulos, MD, has uncovered an anticoagulant treatment strategy to reduce non-fatal blood clots and pulmonary embolism in acutely-ill hospitalized patients, according to clinical findings published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. This treatment strategy is associated with almost no critical or fatal bleeding… read more

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High school student inspired to become a neurosurgeon after father passes away of aggressive brain cancer

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MANHASSET, NY – While many high school students relish the summer to relax, Olivia Frischman, 16 and a rising junior, from Westchester, NY, decided to spend a portion of her summer at Lenox Hill Hospital shadowing John Boockvar, MD, neurosurgeon, director of the hospital’s Brain Tumor Center and professor at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research…. read more

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