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New once-a-week treatment for type 2 diabetes developed by Mount Sinai researcher

(Toronto, ON, September 8, 2008) In a study published by the Lancet journal today, Toronto researcher Dr. Daniel Drucker reported that a new once-weekly treatment for type 2 diabetes could replace the more common twice-daily injection. "Over two million Canadians have diabetes," said Dr. Da...

Montreal Heart Institute and Mount Sinai Hospital researchers contribute to Crohn's disease study

Twenty-one new genetic risk factors associated with Crohn's disease have been discovered, more than doubling the amount of genetic information about the disease. An international consortium of Crohn's disease researchers combined efforts, including major contributions from Canadian researchers Dr...

Older climbers face uphill battle on Mount Everest

In this era of not surrendering to age, some claim that 60 is the new 40. But new research shows that 60 year olds cannot keep up with 40 year olds on Mount Everest and suffer a sharply higher chance of dying if they do reach the summit. The study shows that among 2,211 climbers during the sp...

Symposium to discuss geoengineering to fight climate change at the ESA Annual Meeting

...re to reflect the sun's rays back into space. This approach mimics what happens naturally when volcanoes erupt; in 1991, for instance, an eruption of mount Pinatubo in the Philippines cooled the Earth by 0.9 degrees Fahrenheit. But Simone Tilmes of the National Center for Atmospheric Research argues th...

Mount Sinai's Dr. Benjamin tenOever to be honored by White House

...ant Professor in the Department of Microbiology at mount Sinai School of Medicine, has been selected by the...t of this Presidential Award reflects the priority mount Sinai School of Medicine places on discoveries tha...harney, M.D., the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of mount Sinai School of Medicine and Executive Vice Presid...

Global sunscreen won't save corals

...sphere. This would partially block incoming sunlight before it reached the Earth's surface, lowering global temperatures just as volcanic ash from the mount Pinatubo did following its eruption in 1991. But critics have warned that such a scheme might also alter rainfall patterns, damage the planet's ozone ...

Scientific evidence of health problems from past contamination of drinking water at Camp Lejeune is limited and unlikely to be resolved with further study

... of exposure," said David Savitz, chair of the committee that wrote the report and professor in the department of community and preventive medicine at mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City. "Therefore, the committee could not determine reliably whether diseases and disorders experienced by former ...

Contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune -- Report release June 13

...lle, N.C. Members of the committee participating in the briefing are: David Savitz, chair of the committee and Charles W. Bluhdorn professor, mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City Caroline Baier-Anderson, health scientist, Environmental Defense, and assistant professor, University of Mary...

Seventy-three scientists elected to the American Academy of Microbiology

...zrahi, Medical Research Council, National Health Laboratory Service and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Thomas M. Moran, mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City Hirotada Mori, Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University, Yamagata, Japan Anne Moscona, Weill Me...

Tips from the American Journal of Pathology

... the Watchmen? Am J Pathol 2009, 174: 1996-1999 Novel Markers for Kidney Disease Progression A group led by Drs. Erwin P. Bttinger of the mount Sinai School of Medicine and Matthias Kretzler at the University of Michigan have established novel markers of kidney disease progression. Their rep...

First jaguar photo taken at Smithsonian Research Station in Panama

...o one has ever photographed an elusive island visitor, the jaguaruntil now. Montclair State University zoologist Jackie Willis and her husband Greg mount cameras with infrared sensors on trees to photograph passing animals as part of their annual mammal census of the island, which they have been conduct...

Neuroscientists discover long-term potentiation in the olfactory bulb

... This study was funded by the National Institutes of Health. The 2-photon laser microscope used in the study was constructed with support from the mount Sinai Health Care Foundation. ...

New Southern California beetle killing oaks

.... Last summer, Seybold and Forest Service Entomologist Tom Coleman assessed oak tree mortality in the Cleveland National Forest near Barrett Lake, mount Laguna, and the community of Descanso. It was there they found evidence of beetle attacks in 67 percent of coast live oak, canyon live oak, and Cal...

K-State researcher finds 1918 flu resulted in current lineage of H1N1 swine influenza viruses

...eterinary Medicine, studied the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic with colleagues from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture and mount Sinai School of Medicine. Their research supports the hypothesis that the 1918 pandemic influenza virus and the virus causing the swine flu were th...

Peregrine's PS-targeting antibodies highlighted in AACR Annual Meeting studies

...eting antibodies facilitate an important cytokine shift in the tumor environment that subsequently encourages multiple types of immune system cells to mount anti-tumor responses." In a presentation1 on Monday, a series of preclinical studies by a team of scientists from Peregrine Pharmaceuticals and Af...

Our brains make their own marijuana: We're all pot heads deep inside

...devoid of the side effects that limit the usefulness of marijuana," said Lakshmi A. Devi of the Department of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics at mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and one of the senior researchers involved in the study. "It would be helpful to have a drug that activated or bl...

Scorpion biodiversity

... African-like habitats were separated by no more than 100 metres. Shmuel Raz and colleagues studied the communities of scorpions in a valley near mount Carmel in Israel which has been dubbed "Evolution Canyon." Evolution Canyon" has steep slopes and runs approximately east-west, which means that the s...

Study compares sound from exploding volcanoes with jet engines

...ing issue of the journal Geophysical Research Letters , a publication of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Matoza measured infrasonic sound from mount St. Helens in Washington State and Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador, both of which are highly active volcanoes close to large population centers. "W...

April 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...le CO 2 in the dynamics of volcano degassing: The mount Vesuvius example Giada Iacono-Marziano et al., I...Malfa 153, 90146 Palermo, Italy. Pages 319-322. mount Vesuvius, although quiescent since 1944, is curren...ck. In this paper, Iacono-Marziano et al. show how mount Vesuvius basaltic magmas coming into contact with ...

Penn biologists demonstrate that size matters... in snail shells

...ersity of Pennsylvania has completed a research study begun in 1915 and determined that a snail making its home in the northwest Atlantic Ocean around mount Desert Island, Me., has experienced a dramatic increase in the size of its shell during less than a century, providing a clear illustration of how fas...

Research links evolution of fins and limbs with that of gills

...Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on March 23, 2009, by Andrew Gillis and Neil Shubin of the University of Chicago, and Randall Dahn of mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory. "In fact, the skeleton of any appendage off the body of an animal is probably patterned by the developmental g...

Malaria immunity trigger found for multiple mosquito species

...zed by the mosquito's immune system through receptors that then start the immune response. In the wild, this response is believed to occur too late to mount an efficient immune defense that would kill all parasites. At least a few Plasmodia will successfully develop inside the mosquito and enable transmiss...

Oh baby, interventional radiology makes childbirth safer

...hn R. Kachura, M.D., interventional radiologist at mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. "These...M.D., who along with Kachura was a co-lead for the mount Sinai study. "Often with massive bleeding, there i...stetricians/maternal fetal medicine specialists at mount Sinai to provide a multidisciplinary approach for ...

A new way to assemble cells into 3-D microtissues

...dy how systems of cells work together to produce complex organ functions. Examples include how T cells and B cells work together in the lymph nodes to mount an immune response against foreign antigens." Practical challenges remain, such as scaling up the production of tailored microtissues to quantiti...

Mountain on Mars may answer big question

... The Martian volcano Olympus Mons is about three times the height of mount Everest, but it's the small details that Rice University professors Patrick McGovern and Julia Morgan are looking at in thinking about whether the Red...

Special issue 'Comparative Cognition in Context' now published

...e, learn about and understand their physical and social worlds. Prof. Karen Hollis of the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience & Behavior at mount Holyoke College South Hadley, commented,"The articles document not only the rapidly expanding dimensions of comparative cognition an expansion to new...

Mount Sinai Hospital researcher makes stem cell breakthrough

...2009) In a study to be released on March 1, 2009, mount Sinai Hospital's Dr. Andras Nagy discovered a new ...ator at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of mount Sinai Hospital, Investigator at the McEwen Centre ...rch for the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of mount Sinai Hospital. Regenerative medicine refers to en...

Tree lizard’s quick release escape system makes jumpers turn somersaults

...scape. They simply drop their tails, leaving the twitching body part to distract the predator as they scamper to safety. According to Gary Gillis from mount Holyoke College, USA, up to 50% of some lizard populations seem to have traded some part of their tails in exchange for escape. This made Gillis wonde...

Landscape-scale treatment promising for slowing beetle spread

...tle release than large, manually-applied verbenone packets so they used helicopters to release flakes. They treated 10 plots at two sites, one near mount Shasta in Northern California and another in Idaho's Bitterroot Mountains. The sites had similar tree densities and existing rates of infestations. He...

Discovery could lead to a new animal model for hepatitis C

...that's not the case." In their DNA screen, the team, including Alexander Ploss, a research associate in the lab, and Matthew J. Evans, currently at mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, first cloned all the genes that were expressed in liver cells and then delivered them to mouse cells. "Then, goi...

Stress disrupts human thinking, but the brain can bounce back

...ent circuits in the brain, and the circuits are affected in different ways by stress. In particular, collaborative work by McEwen and John Morrison at mount Sinai Medical Center have shown that repeated stress on rats shriveled nerve cells of the medial prefrontal cortex, and that a shrunken prefrontal cor...

The global impact of climate change on biodiversity

... set off on an expedition in 1965 to trap moths on mount Kinabalu in Borneo, little did they realise that t...completely confined to tropical mountains, such as mount Kinabalu: many of the species found by the expedit...lest location between the Himalaya and New Guinea, mount Kinabalu represents an extremely important "climat...

January-February GSA Bulletin media highlights

... Formation and dating of a salt pillar in mount Sedom diapir, Israel Amos Frumkin, Department ... The formation of a 20-meter-high salt pillar in mount Sedom, Dead Sea area, was analyzed and dated in th...e pillar formed, it was much closer to the base of mount Sedom. Magnetostratigraphy of the Ludlow ...

High blood sugar's impact on immune system holds clues to improving islet cell transplants

...n islet cell transplant normalizes blood glucose levels, enabling, among other things, restoration of the usual balance between effector T cells which mount an immune or autoimmune response and regulatory T cells which suppress attacks. He's obviously not saying hyperglycemia is good; in fact if diabeti...

Foretelling a major meltdown

...place with or without human intervention. Lowenstein said these consequences seem more and more likely without drastic change. "The glacier on mount Kilimanjaro has not much time left even now. Many mountain glaciers are going to disappear," he said. "It all depends on how much fossil fuel we burn....

NARSAD announces 2008 Prizes for Outstanding Achievement in Research on Mental Health Disorders

...ild and Adolescent Psychiatric Research; Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D., mount Sinai Medical Center, whose basic research studies in animal models have el...f the department of neuroscience and director of the Brain Institute at the mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York. The goal of Dr. Nestler's research i...

'Himalaya -- Changing Landscapes' photo exhibition draws attention to the impacts of climate change

...nts and the general public alike. Climate change is affecting people around the globe, and this is especially evident at the top of the world around mount Everest and the high peaks of the Himalayan mountain range. The greater Himalayan region has the largest concentration of snow and ice outside the two...

Warming world in range of dangerous consequences

...he paper also offers potential solutions. "Given that a potentially large warming is already in our rear-view mirror, scientists and engineers must mount a massive effort and develop solutions for adapting to climate change and for mitigating it," Ramanathan said. "Drastic reduction of short-lived warm...

Viral 'magic bullet' targets cancer cells with help of new compound

...o most individuals do not have antibodies directed against it, which means there is a window of opportunity to successfully treat patients before they mount an immune response." Dr. Hiscott and his colleagues are enthusiastic that this new approach may lead to the rapid implementation of new experimenta...

Why some primates, but not humans, can live with immunodeficiency viruses and not progress to AIDS

...m--in response to SIV. As a result, the dendritic cells are not activated during the initial or chronic stages of SIV infection, and mangabeys fail to mount a significant immune response to the virus. In contrast to mangabeys, dendritic cells from humans and macaques that are susceptible to developing AIDS...
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