Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Announcement

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Announces Recipients of Nation’s First Gender Equity Grants

Contact: Kathryn UllmanMount Sinai Press [email protected] Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Announces Recipients of Nation’s First Gender Equity Grants Annual Distinguished Scholar Award…

Updated : Jan 17, 2020 in Research Articles

Study: Neuron Found in Mice Could Have Implications for Effective Diet Drugs

Ever eaten something, gotten sick and then didn’t want to eat that food again because of how it made you feel? That’s because a signal…

Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Expert Pitch

‘Are Noncommunicable Diseases Communicable?’ Rutgers Experts Available to Discuss Paper in Science Today

New Brunswick, N.J. (Jan. 16, 2020) – Rutgers professors Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello and Martin J. Blaser are available to discuss a paper in the journal Science…

Updated : Jan 10, 2020 in Feature

Cornell develops educational toolkit for testing e-cigarettes

ITHACA, N.Y. – To complement the wide range of information on the potential dangers of vaping, the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine has developed a new…

Updated : Jan 07, 2020 in Expert Pitch

As Australia burns, experts available to discuss lasting impacts on wildlife, human health

Two dozen people and an estimated 480 million animals have been killed in Australia during unprecedented early-season bushfires that have scorched 18 million acres, destroyed…

Updated : Jan 03, 2020 in Feature

Drug Trial Seeking First Ever Treatment for Dangerous Side Effect of Prader-Willi Syndrome

One in every 15,000 children is affected by Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), a complex, genetic endocrine condition caused by a disorder of chromosome 15. It’s non-inheritable, meaning…

Updated : Dec 19, 2019 in Research Articles

People in Peru are being exposed to potentially dangerous levels of mercury

ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 19, 2019) – People living in the southern Peruvian Amazon are being exposed to potentially dangerous levels of mercury due to a…

Updated : Dec 19, 2019 in Announcement

Lurie Children’s Receives up to $16 Million Award to Improve Care for Youth and Reduce Medicaid Costs

New model of integrated care is expected to improve health outcomes and lower healthcare costs by addressing social factors that impact health, coordinating services, and…

Updated : Dec 18, 2019 in Research Articles

In global south, urban sanitation crisis harms health, economy

ITHACA, N.Y. - Cities in the “global south” – densely populated urban areas that are part of low-income countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America –…

Updated : Dec 12, 2019 in Expert Pitch

New methods for resource allocation needed to meet global health needs

How should states and international organizations allocate global health resources? Nicole Hassoun, associate professor of philsophy at Binghamton University, State University of New York, said…

Updated : Dec 05, 2019 in Research Articles

Chronic disease prevention could ease opioid crisis

Preventing chronic disease could help curb the opioid epidemic, according to research from the University of Georgia. The study is the first to examine the…

Updated : Nov 22, 2019 in Feature

Researchers begin major study aimed at improving health equity in New Jersey

NEW BRUNSWICK (Nov. 21, 2019) — Residents of two Trenton ZIP codes can expect to live to about 74 years old on average, but in…

Updated : Nov 21, 2019 in Research Articles

Bone breakthrough may lead to more durable airplane wings

ITHACA, N.Y. - Cornell researchers have made a new discovery about how seemingly minor aspects of the internal structure of bone can be strengthened to…

Updated : Nov 18, 2019 in Research Articles

What will make grandma use her Fitbit longer?

For older adults, Fitbits and other activity trackers may be popular gifts, but they may not be used for very long. While counterintuitive, engaging in…

Updated : Nov 12, 2019 in Research Articles

Mount Sinai Researcher’s Examine the Metabolic Effects of an Oral Blood Cancer Drug

Contact: Kathryn Ullman                     Mount Sinai Press Office                     646-398-2065                     [email protected]   Mount Sinai Researcher’s Examine the Metabolic Effects of an Oral Blood Cancer…

Updated : Nov 06, 2019 in Announcement

Cornell partners in $10M poultry science grant

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University is co-leading a $9.95 million, five-year U.S. Department of Agriculture grant that aims to transform nutrition and water use in…

Updated : Nov 06, 2019 in Research Articles

Mount Sinai Researchers Develop Novel Method to Identify Patterns Among Patients With Multiple Chronic Conditions

Contact: Lucia LeeMount Sinai Press [email protected] Mount Sinai Researchers Develop Novel Method to Identify Patterns Among Patients With Multiple Chronic Conditions (New York, NY –…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Feature

ASU, Phoenix Children’s Hospital team up for pediatric-focused acute care program

It’s been an exciting year for Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation and Phoenix Children’s Hospital as the two innovative organizations have expanded their partnership.…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Announcement

Mount Sinai Launches New Precision Wellness ‘N1’ App

Contact: Renatt BrodskyMount Sinai Press Office212 [email protected] Mount Sinai Launches New Precision Wellness ‘N1’ App A medical science tool for individuals to compare the effectiveness of…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Mount Sinai Researchers Develop Software to Measure the Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability of Biomedical Digital Research Objects

Contact: Jennifer Gutierrez Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences [email protected]  Mount Sinai Researchers Develop Software to Measure the Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability of Biomedical…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Tips for accommodating allergies and medical conditions on Thanksgiving

Hosting a holiday celebration can be stressful when trying to accommodate allergies and various medical conditions. Alexa Schmidt, a registered dietitian at Binghamton University, State…

Updated : Oct 24, 2019 in Feature

5 Ways to Manage Political Stress With a Michigan Medicine Psychiatrist

No matter what your political beliefs or affiliations, it’s safe to say all Americans are now living through a unique moment in our nation’s history. …

Updated : Oct 23, 2019 in Research Articles

New research shows that consuming mung bean protein can improve physical strength — no exercise required.

People have a number of reasons for adopting plant-based diets, from improving their health to concerns about animal treatment to a desire to minimize their…

Updated : Oct 22, 2019 in Announcement

Los Alamos AI model wins flu forecasting challenge

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., October 22, 2019—A probabilistic artificial intelligence computer model developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory provided the most accurate state, national, and regional…

Updated : Oct 11, 2019 in Research Articles

PARADE/CLEVELAND CLINIC HEALTHY NOW SURVEY REVEALS: TECHNOLOGY’s GROWING INFLUENCE ON HEALTH BEHAVIORS

New York, NY – October 11, 2019 – Who are Americans more likely to take health advice from…their doctors or an Instagram influencer? Would U.S.…

Updated : Oct 07, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Can Discuss Eastern Equine Encephalitis in N.J.

New Brunswick, N.J. (Oct. 7, 2019) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick mosquito expert Dina M. Fonseca is available to comment on potentially deadly eastern equine encephalitis…

Updated : Oct 03, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Oils added to vaping products cause damage to lungs, expert says

In response to a new study which found that lung damage from vaping resembles chemical burns, Geraldine R. Britton, director of the Binghamton University Interdisciplinary Tobacco…

Updated : Oct 01, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Experts Can Discuss Red Meat Controversy

New Brunswick, N.J. (Oct. 1, 2019) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick professors Daniel J. Hoffman and Donald W. Schaffner are available to comment on research in…

Updated : Oct 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Three new studies reveal eating disorder trends in U.S.

ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 1, 2019) – A University at Albany professor has found trends that warrant increased screening for eating disorders, she explains. In 2018, Tomoko…

Updated : Sep 27, 2019 in Feature

Health Startups Have New Home for Growth, Opportunity at UT Austin

AUSTIN, Texas – Health product innovators and entrepreneurs in the Texas capital are getting a leg up thanks to a new partnership at The University…

Updated : Sep 20, 2019 in Policy

Senate Domestic, Foreign Funding Bills Recognize, but Fall Short of Needs for Critical Infectious Disease Responses

Spending bills released by Senate Appropriations Committee Wednesday demonstrate encouraging recognition of some of the most urgent health challenges threatening individual and public health at…

Updated : Sep 16, 2019 in Video Only

Are plant-based meats healthier?

As more fast food chains add vegan burger options to their menus, many might wonder if this is a healthier alternative to meat. Judy Simon,…

Updated : Sep 11, 2019 in Research Articles

Soils Could Be Affected by Climate Change, Impacting Water and Food

Coasts, oceans, ecosystems, weather and human health all face impacts from climate change, and now valuable soils may also be affected. Climate change may reduce…

Updated : Sep 09, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Can Discuss Newark’s Lead in Water Issue

New Brunswick, N.J. (Sept. 9, 2019) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick water expert Daniel J. Van Abs can discuss water supply issues involving lead in Newark,…

Updated : Sep 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Good at math? It means little if you’re not confident

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Being good at math relates to better financial and medical outcomes – unless you don’t have confidence in your own abilities with…

Updated : Sep 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Paid family leave improves vaccination rates in infants

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Parents who take paid family leave after the birth of a newborn are more likely to have their child vaccinated on time…

Updated : Sep 09, 2019 in Research Articles

How the Justice System Can Affect Physical, Mental Health

New research from North Carolina State University finds that being convicted of a crime is associated with a decline in one’s physical health, even if…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Disaster researchers can comment on evacuation, sea level rise, health issues, pet safety as Hurricane Dorian approaches

The University of Delaware's Disaster Research Center offers several experts who can talk about various aspects of a storm such as Hurricane Dorian. Tricia Wachtendorf: Evacuation…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Feature

The Medical Minute: Faith factors into health care needs

From medical decisions and surgical recovery to coping with stress and end-of-life issues, a patient’s faith — or lack thereof — affects nearly every part…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Research Articles

Could marriage stave off dementia?

Dementia and marital status could be linked, according to a new Michigan State University study that found married people are less likely to experience dementia…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Research Articles

Study: Helping Some Infants with Fevers Avoid Painful Tests in the ER

Being a new parent is scary, but it’s even scarier when your infant is running a fever, as it could be an indication of a…

Updated : Aug 21, 2019 in Research Articles

Scientists Discover Why Brown Fat is Good for People’s Health

Rutgers and other scientists have discovered how brown fat, also known as brown adipose tissue, may help protect against obesity and diabetes. Their study in…

Updated : Aug 20, 2019 in Research Articles

New, healthier ‘butter’ spread almost entirely water

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University food scientists have created a new low-calorie ‘butter’ spread that consists mostly of water. A tablespoon of this low-calorie spread…

Updated : Aug 15, 2019 in Research Articles

Moderate to Heavy Drinking During Pregnancy Alters Genes in Newborns, Mothers

Mothers who drink moderate to high levels of alcohol during pregnancy may be changing their babies’ DNA, according to a Rutgers-led study. “Our findings may…

Updated : Aug 15, 2019 in Research Articles

Moderate to Heavy Drinking During Pregnancy Alters Genes in Newborns, Mothers

Mothers who drink moderate to high levels of alcohol during pregnancy may be changing their babies’ DNA, according to a Rutgers-led study. “Our findings may…

Updated : Aug 15, 2019 in Research Articles

Moderate to Heavy Drinking During Pregnancy Alters Genes in Newborns, Mothers

Mothers who drink moderate to high levels of alcohol during pregnancy may be changing their babies’ DNA, according to a Rutgers-led study. “Our findings may…

Updated : Aug 15, 2019 in Research Articles

Scars: gone with the foam

A scar on the elbow that is strained with every movement, or a foot, on which a wound simply does not want to close –…

Updated : Aug 14, 2019 in Research Articles

New Technology Could Aid Stem Cell Transplantation Research

Nanotechnology developed at Rutgers University–New Brunswick could boost research on stem cell transplantation, which may help people with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, other neurodegenerative diseases…

Updated : Aug 13, 2019 in Announcement

Yang receives NSF grant to model cell disorder in heart

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — On average, the human heart beats anywhere from 60 to 80 times per minute — that’s almost 42 million times a…

Updated : Aug 07, 2019 in Research Articles

Whole genome sequencing may help officials get a handle on disease outbreaks

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Whole genome sequencing technology may give epidemiologists and healthcare workers a powerful weapon in tracking and, possibly, controlling outbreaks of serious…