Yearly Archives: 2013

North Shore-LIJ Receives Accreditation on Human Research Protection

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Manhasset, NY – The North Shore-LIJ Health System has been awarded accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP). AAHRPP is a nonprofit organization that provides accreditation for organizations that conduct human research and can demonstrate that their protections exceed the safeguards required by the US government. The health system has… read more

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Feinstein Institute Researcher Joins International Partnership in Neuroscience Research

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US Reps. Israel and Fattah sign agreement to pursue accelerated Alzheimer’s research Manhasset, NY – The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Monday hosted the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) dedicated to creating a partnership in neuroscience research, and in particular, research on Alzheimer’s disease. US Reps. Steve Israel (D-NY), and Chakah Fattah (D-PA), along… read more

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Long Island Bike Challenge Raises $12,000 to Support Medical Research at The Feinstein Institute

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Manhasset, NY – Participants of the third annual Long Island Bike Challenge (LIBC) raised $12,000 to benefit The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System. Edward Diller, a lifelong cyclist and native Long Islander, started LIBC in 2010 with the goal of raising money for medical research conducted locally on Long Island…. read more

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Researcher Shows a Genetic Overlap in Schizophrenia and Cognitive Ability

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US Reps. Israel and Fattah sign agreement to pursue accelerated Alzheimer’s research Manhasset, NY – Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered for the first time, direct evidence of a genetic overlap between schizophrenia and general cognitive ability. The findings are published online in Molecular Psychiatry. Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe and disabling… read more

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Feinstein Researcher Receives 2013 Best of Manhasset Award

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Manhasset, NY – Cynthia Aranow, MD, investigator at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and associate professor at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, was selected for the 2013 Best of Manhasset Award in the Internist category by the Manhasset Award Program. Dr. Aranow is a rheumatologist specializing in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. She is a co-director… read more

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Feinstein Institute to Receive $50,000 Grant to Support Treatment of Childhood Cancer

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Grant supports resources to establish a new therapy program to treat neuroblastoma Manhasset, NY – The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research announced today it will receive a $50,000 grant aimed at providing resources to establish a new MIBG therapy program to treat neuroblastoma. MIBG is a therapy that uses a radioactive molecule to target neuroblastoma, a tumor… read more

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Researchers Identify a New Genetic Risk Factor for Severe Psychiatric Illness

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Manhasset, NY – Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered a new genetic risk factor for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder called NDST3. The findings are published online in Nature Communications. The study, by a team lead by Todd Lencz, PhD, associate investigator at the Zucker Hillside Hospital Department of Psychiatry Research and Feinstein Institute, studied more… read more

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Feinstein Institute Encourages Science Education for NY Area Middle and High School Students

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Manhasset, NY – The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and the North Shore-LIJ Health System Center for Workforce Readiness recently hosted nearly 100 middle and high school teachers from Long Island and Manhattan for a day to discuss how to best incorporate science and medical research into their academic curriculum. In response to the turnout, representatives from the… read more

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Feinstein Institute to Study the Psychological Effects of Hurricane Sandy Using $600,000 Grant

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Manhasset, NY – The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research announced today it will receive a $600,398 grant from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study the psychological impact of Hurricane Sandy on affected individuals throughout Long Island and New York City. Emanuela Taioli, MD, PhD, and Rebecca Schwartz, PhD, will lead the research… read more

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Feinstein Institute Hosts First Merinoff World Congress

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Manhasset, NY – The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research last week hosted a three-day conference, the Merinoff World Congress 2013: HMGB1, where more than 150 people attended to discuss the role of HMGB1 in biology and disease. High-mobility group protein B1 (HMGB1), which was discovered by Feinstein Institute researchers, is a protein that can be a drug… read more

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