Monthly Archives: February 2019

Researchers develop new approach to radiation for prostate cancer

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MANHASSET, NY – Louis Potters, MD, deputy physician-in-chief and chairman of radiation medicine at the Northwell Health Cancer Institute, and professor at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, has demonstrated the safety and improved efficacy of increased dosage of radiation when treating prostate cancer, according to a new study published in the February issue of The International… read more

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Blood disorder research receives 2.5 million from the NIH

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Associate Professor and anemia expert Lionel Blanc, PhD, received a five-year, $2.5 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study improved treatment for erythropoietic disorders, including Diamond Blackfan anemia. Anemia is a condition that develops when blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells, and affects approximately 1.6… read more

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Effort to “nudge” doctor’s adoption of evidence-based clinical practice receives NIH support

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Assistant Professor and Junior Faculty Researcher Safiya Richardson, MD, has been awarded a five-year, $850,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to support her work in creating tools that help doctors make evidence-based clinical decisions. The lack of evidenced-based clinical practice is responsible for a third of hospital… read more

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Researchers suggest balanced reporting of sports head injuries

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MANHASSET, NY – A group of more than 60 leading international neuroscientists, including Mark Herceg, PhD, a neuropsychologist at Northwell Health’s Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, NY, and a member of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, published a correspondence today in The Lancet Neurology, asking for balance when reporting on sports-related injury chronic traumatic encephalopathy… read more

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Feinstein CEO, global researchers demonstrate significance of neurotransmitter in viral infection

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research President and CEO Kevin J. Tracey, MD has joined with leading scientists across Canada, Europe and Asia, to discover the critical role the chemical acetylcholine plays as a neurotransmitter in combating chronic viral infection, as published online today in Science. A neurosurgeon specialist in the molecular mechanisms of inflammation,… read more

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