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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. 

New Tool Could Help Scientists Study Brain Injury in Sports

A new mouse model of mild repetitive traumatic brain injury (TBI) – the sort of injury that can be common in sports such as football – could be the key to both understanding how this damage to the brain leads to neurological problems.

4/30/2014 | 1 comment

Crowdsourcing Can Deliver Real Time Support for Physicians

A new study shows that physicians can successfully harness the power of crowdsourcing to help diagnose and treat patients in real time.  The pilot project, the results of which appear in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, could help providers make more informed decisions and improve the quality of care.

4/29/2014 | 1 comment

Could Cabbage and Broccoli Help in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s?

A new study published in Nature Communications suggests that consuming cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli may help reduce the levels of the bad tau proteins that accumulate in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.

4/28/2014 | 0 comments

Scientists Pinpoint Link between Depression and Memory Loss

A recent report published by University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and School of Nursing researchers suggests that the relationship between depression and memory loss may be driven by a particular hormone called insulin-like growth factor, or IGF-1.

4/25/2014 | 0 comments

Drug Improves Vision in Individuals with Neurological Disorder

The drug acetazolamide, combined with a low-sodium weight reduction diet, improves vision in individuals with idiopathic intracranial hypertension, a condition brought about by abnormal pressure on the brain that is not the result of a tumor or other diseases.

4/22/2014 | 1 comment

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