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Study Shows Early Cognitive Problems Among Those Who Eventually Get Alzheimer’s

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Manhasset, NY – December 27, 2012 People who study or treat Alzheimer’s disease and its earliest clinical stage, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), have focused attention on the obvious short-term memory problems. But a new study suggests that people on the road to Alzheimer’s may actually have problems early on in processing semantic or knowledge-based information, which… read more

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Feinstein Institute Encourages Education in Science for LI 9th and 10th Graders

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Manhasset, NY – November 22, 2012 The North Shore-LIJ Health System and its research enterprise, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, have developed a program to encourage Long Island high school students in 9th and 10th grades to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The winning teams of the North Shore-LIJ Medical Marvels… read more

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Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation Honors Feinstein Institute Researcher Peter Davies

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Garden City, NY – November 19, 2012 Peter Davies, PhD, director of the Litwin-Zucker Research Center for The Study of Alzheimer’s Disease at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, was honored by the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF) at the LIAF 25th Annual Remembrance Ball, held at the Garden City Hotel on Saturday, October 27. Dr…. read more

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Feinstein Institute Announces Submission of New Drug Application for Diagnosing Parkinsonian Syndromes

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Manhasset, NY – November 14, 2012 The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research announced today the submission of a New Drug Application to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Fluorodopa F 18 positron emission tomography (PET) scan used to diagnose parkinsonian syndromes. Earlier this year, the Feinstein Institute received FDA approval under an… read more

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Feinstein Institute Researchers Discover that Bean Used in Chinese Food Could Protect Against Sepsis

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Manhasset, NY – October 26, 2012 Researchers at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered that a bean commonly used in Chinese cuisine protects against the life-threatening condition sepsis. These findings are published in the current issue of Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM). It has been found that a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) protein,… read more

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Feinstein Institute Receives $1M Grant to Study Impact of World Trade Center Attacks on Responders

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Manhasset, NY – October 25, 2012 The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research has been awarded a $1 million grant from the from the World Trade Center Health Program, which is administered by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institute… read more

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Feinstein Institute Researcher Peter Davies Serves on Expert Panel During the Alzheimer’s Association’s NYC Chapter 25th Annual Chapter Meeting

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New York, NY – October 23, 2012 Peter Davies, PhD, director of the Litwin-Zucker Research Center for The Study of Alzheimer’s Disease at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, served as an expert panelist last Wednesday at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Alzheimer’s Association’s New York City Chapter. The event, entitled “Crosswords, computers and cognition:… read more

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North Shore-LIJ Doctors and Feinstein Institute Researcher Honored at the “Moms Who Kick” Annual Gala

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GARDEN CITY, NY – Annette Lee, PhD, associate investigator at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, and Iuliana Shapira, MD, director of the Cancer Genetics Program at the North Shore-LIJ Health System’s Monter Cancer Center, were honored last night at the Moms Who Kick Inc gala “Performance 2013-Fitness in Motion” at a Garden City Hotel…. read more

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Patient Advocacy Group Honors North Shore-LIJ as “Sepsis Hero”

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NEW YORK – The North Shore-LIJ Health System was recently chosen to receive a Sepsis Heroes Award by the Sepsis Alliance, a patient advocacy group, in recognition for its leadership role in improving care for sepsis patients across all of their hospitals. As one of the nation’s 20 largest healthcare providers with 16 hospitals in the… read more

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Stolen Laptop Prompts Feinstein Institute to Contact Research Participants

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MANHASSET, NY – After learning that a laptop containing research study information was stolen from an employee’s car, the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research announced today it is sending letters to some research participants, advising of the possible disclosure of some personal and health information. “Although both the computer and the health information contained on… read more

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