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Most U.S. Adults Unfamiliar with Sepsis, One of Nation’s Leading Causes of Death

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Manhasset, NY – Sixty percent of U.S. adults are not familiar with sepsis, despite the fact that more than 200,000 Americans die from it every year, making sepsis one of the leading causes of death in the nation. Lack of awareness is even higher among adults over age 65, who are at greater risk of… read more

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Unlocking the Immune System

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MANHASSET, NY – It is termed “sickness syndrome,” the clinical response to injury or infection, which includes fever, weight loss, behavioral withdrawal and inflammation. Although it has been known for years that toxins associated with infectious agents can produce this syndrome, until now it has been a mystery as to why patients develop nearly identical… read more

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North Shore-LIJ Awards Professorships

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MANHASSET, NY – The North Shore-LIJ Health System today announced the awarding of three endowed professorships in the School of Medicine that North Shore-LIJ is developing with Hofstra University. The professorships each have a substantial endowment – funded by trustees of the North Shore-LIJ Health System and other philanthropic donors – that support the research,… read more

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New Research Study to Follow Sisters of Lupus Patients

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MANHASSET, NY – Scientists at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have embarked on a national search for sisters. The SisSLE (Sisters of Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) research study is looking for sisters: one with a diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease and one (or more) who does not have lupus…. read more

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Thyroid Hormone Analogue for Treating High Cholesterol

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MANHASSET, NY – An experimental thyroid drug reduces cholesterol without the troublesome side effects experienced by some people on statins, according to a study published today in The New England Journal of Medicine.  An international team of investigators at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, the Karolinska University Hospital and Institute, and The Feinstein Institute for Medical… read more

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Children with Asthma at Higher Risk for Hospitalization on Warm Smoggy Days

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NEW HYDE PARK, NY – Children with asthma are at much higher risk for landing in a hospital – and even in intensive care – on days when there are higher ozone levels in the New York air, according to researchers at Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and New York University (NYU). The new… read more

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Protein Produced by Spleen Reduces Risk of Deadly Lung Infection

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MANHASSET, NY – One to five percent of people who undergo surgery for gastrointestintal problems experience a potentially life-threatening condition: a temporary loss of oxygen that can set in motion a rogue inflammatory response that can lead to organ failure. Ping Wang, MD, a scientist at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, NY,… read more

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Brain Abnormalities in Parkinson’s Patients Develop Before Symptoms Occur

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MANHASSET, NY – January 20, 2010 Scientists who have identified brain networks damaged in Parkinson’s disease have new evidence that these systems become abnormal a few years before symptoms appear. And what’s more, parts of the network appear to respond in a last ditch attempt to rescue the brain. “We were surprised,” said Chris Tang,… read more

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