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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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Feinstein Institute to Share $5M US Department of Defense Grant to Develop “Lab-on-a-Chip” to Monitor Brain-Injured Patients

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MANHASSET, NY – The US Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded a $5 million grant to The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and the University of Cincinnati to further develop a “lab-on-a-chip” device used for monitoring patients suffering from severe brain injury. Management of severe brain trauma calls for cutting-edge tools to monitor patients during… read more

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Feinstein Institute, Thomas Hartman Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Sign Affiliation Agreement

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MANHASSET, NY – Monsignor Thomas Hartman knows better than anyone that the key to spreading messages is through partnership. And that is why his organization – the Thomas Hartman Foundation for Parkinson’s Research – has teamed up with The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in a shared goal of understanding Parkinson’s disease. The Feinstein Institute… read more

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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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