Junior High Students Learn at Mount Sinai Through Hands-On Experience

One hospital is trying to get young teens interested in medicine, and it begins with the scalpel. Some junior high school students got a chance to dissect sheep brains as part of a program that’s inspiring would-be doctors. It’s not exactly your typical day at school but these 7th and 8th graders are spending the… Read More

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VA Awards Grant to UB Researchers to Study Vision Loss in Veterans Exposed to Blasts

Veterans aren’t surprised when they suffer hearing loss after combat exposure to explosions, but they may be surprised to know that their vision may also suffer. To address the problem, University at Buffalo researchers who work at the Veterans Affairs Western New York Healthcare System (Buffalo VA), have received a grant from the U.S. Department… Read More

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NYIT Medical Students Deliver Hands-On Care at Health Screening Events

NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine students delivered coast-to-coast hands-on health care last week, demonstrating their volunteer spirit and patient care skills for homeless adults and children in Seattle and athletes in Levittown, NY. In Seattle, 120 students equipped with blood pressure cuffs and stethoscopes arrived at the Seattle Union Gospel Mission, a men’s shelter, and… Read More

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Translational Research: Lab Vs. Real World HIV Prevention

With the help of animations, Betsy Herold, M.D. shows why some drugs that prevented HIV and herpes transmission in the lab failed to protect women in clinical trials. See how proteins in semen act as an “invisibility cloak” for HIV and herpes viruses allowing them to bypass drugs and infect cells. Using lab techniques informed… Read More

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Comprehensive Study of Allergic Deaths in U.S. Finds Medications are Main Culprit

Medications are the leading cause of allergy-related sudden deaths in the U.S., according to an analysis of death certificates from 1999 to 2010, conducted by researchers at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The study, published online today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, also found that… Read More

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Researchers Watch, in Real Time, the Dynamic Motion of HIV as it Readies an Attack

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have developed technologies that allow investigators, for the first time, to watch what they call the “”dance”” of HIV proteins on the virus’ surface, which may contribute to how it infects human immune cells. Their discovery is described in the Oct. 8 issue of Science, and is also a… Read More

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BRAINYAC Research Program at Columbia University

This past summer 11 Columbia University S-PREP students participated in the BRAINYAC program. The BRAINYAC program (Brain Research Apprenticeships In New York At Columbia) is a mentored science research program for high school students run by the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute with funding from the Pinkerton Foundation. The program aims to introduce high school… Read More

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Science Talk: Brainwave Test Could Improve Autism Diagnosis and Classification

A new study by Dr. Sophie Molholm suggests that measuring how fast the brain responds to sights and sounds could help in objectively classifying people on the autism spectrum and may help diagnose the condition earlier. The paper was published today in the online edition of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Dr. Molholm… Read More

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NYIT Medical Student wins the McCaughan Heritage Scholarship

A New York Institute of Technology osteopathic medical student has won a national award for her leadership and academic accomplishments. Kathleen M. Vazzana, a fourth-year student at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, won the McCaughan Heritage Scholarship Award from the American Osteopathic Foundation. Vazzana, currently applying for a residency in pediatric medicine, was involved in… Read More

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