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St. Baldrick’s Foundation Awards Two Grants to North Shore-LIJ Pediatric Researchers

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New Hyde Park – It takes life-saving research to Conquer Kids’ Cancer! The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, has awarded two grants to two pediatric researchers affiliated with the North Shore-LIJ Health System. Jonathan Fish, M.D., section head of the Survivors Facing Forward program in the… read more

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Scientists Develop a Unique Small Molecule that Neutralizes Lupus Autoantibody Activity

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 MANHASSET, NY – A decade ago, Betty Diamond, MD, a lupus investigator at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, identified auto-antibodies in the brains of patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE) and realized at the time that these auto-antibodies could be a potentially important target for drug development. Now, working with chemists at the Feinstein… read more

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North Shore-LIJ Creates Three Endowed Professorships

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MANHASSET, NY — The North Shore-LIJ Health System today announced the creation of three new endowed professorships that support the clinical, education and research missions of the health system, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and the new Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. The new professorships, announced at the Annual Convocation Ceremony of the… read more

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New Protein Linked to Alzheimers Disease

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MANHASSET, NY – After decades of studying the pathological process that wipes out large volumes of memory, scientists at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research discovered a molecule called c-Abl that has a known role in leukemia also has a hand in Alzheimer’s disease. The finding, reported in the June 14th issue of the Journal… read more

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Feinstein Scientists Identify Abnormal Disease Pathway

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MANHASSET, NY – Scientists tried creating a laboratory model of idiopathic torsion dystonia, a neurological condition marked by uncontrolled movements, particularly twisting and abnormal postures. But the genetic defect that causes dystonia in humans didn’t seem to work in the laboratory models that showed no symptoms whatsoever. Now, a team of scientists at the Feinstein… read more

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Abnormal Metabolic Brain Networks in Tourette Syndrome

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MANHASSET, NY –Scientists at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research  have identified specific brain networks associated with Tourette syndrome (TS), a condition characterized by chronic motor and vocal tics. The findings, published in Neurology, suggest that a brain scan to identify abnormal metabolic brain networks could be used to diagnose Tourette syndrome and possibly to… read more

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First Successful Double-Blind Trial of Gene Therapy for Advanced Parkinson’s

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MANHASSET, NY – A multi-center gene therapy trial for patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease demonstrated reduced symptoms of the progressive movement disorder, according to a new study published in Lancet Neurology. The study was designed to deliver the gene for glumatic acid decarboxylase (GAD) packaged in inert viral vectors into an area of the brain… read more

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The Good Death – What Health Care Workers Know About Helping Patients Die

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MANHASSET, NY — A recent study published in the February issue of Geriatric Nursing measured knowledge and attitudes of healthcare workers treating terminally ill patients. In the study, Hieu Vo, MD, and his team of North Shore University Hospital researchers administered surveys regarding the MOLST program (Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) to residents, fellows, social… read more

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Feinstein Scientists Identify Better Way to Treat Those Who Lose Hearing Due to Autoimmune Disease

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MANHASSET, NY – Scientists at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have figured out why some patients with hearing loss triggered by an autoimmune response do not respond to the traditional therapy. Using this marker, scientists may be able to identify those patients who would best respond to treatment. The finding appears this month in… read more

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Innate B Cell in Humans that Protects Against Infections

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MANHASSET, NY — It has long been thought that the human body contains innate immune defense B cells that are present from birth, even before immunization or exposure to infectious organisms. But the question has always been where might these cells be? Immunologist Thomas L. Rothstein, MD, PhD, and his colleagues from The Feinstein Institute… read more

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