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April 2014

Global Burden of Neurological Diseases Requires New Approaches

A perspective piece appearing today in the journal JAMA focuses on the challenges and opportunities arising from the increasing global incidence of neurological disorders.  The authors advocate for new approaches that will increase access, lower costs, influence lifestyle changes, and create international research and clinical partnerships that address overlooked neurological conditions and underserved global populations.

4/22/2014 | 0 comments

Finding May Point to Source of Seizures in Infants

An international team of researchers has pinpointed a genetic mutation that appears to be responsible for a rare condition that triggers seizures in babies.  The mutation was identified thanks to new data science technologies that enabled the scientists to sift through extremely large sets of genetic information. 

4/15/2014 | 0 comments

Research at the New York Influenza Center of Excellence Continues with New NIH Grant

Researchers were awarded approximately $3 million from the National Institutes of Health to continue studying how our bodies respond to seasonal and pandemic flu viruses and vaccines. 

4/10/2014 | 0 comments

For Sick, Elderly Patients, Surgical Decision Making “Takes a Village”

Surgical decision making for sick, elderly patients should be orchestrated by a multidisciplinary team, advocates Laurent G. Glance, M.D., in a perspective piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine. 

4/10/2014 | 0 comments

Like Hand-Washing, Blood Transfusions Linked to Infections

Doing fewer blood transfusions reduces infection rates by nearly 20 percent, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association co-authored by Neil Blumberg, M.D., professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

4/3/2014 | 0 comments
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