Innovative Study Utilizing Video Games Shows Sleep Apnea May Affect Memory of Everyday Events

October 29, 2014 (All day)

Sleep apnea may affect your ability to form new spatial memories, such as remembering where you parked your car, new research led by NYU Langone Medical Center sleep specialists suggests.

The study, published online Oct. 29 in Journal of Neuroscience, demonstrates through the playing of a specific video game that disruption of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep as a consequence of sleep apnea impairs spatial memory in humans even when other sleep stages are intact.

New Study Demonstrates Advances in Creating Treatment for Common Childhood Blood Cancer

October 20, 2014 (All day)

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and elsewhere say that blocking the action of an enzyme “switch” needed to activate tumor growth is emerging as a practical strategy for treating T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

An estimated quarter of the 500 U.S. adolescents and young adults diagnosed each year with this aggressive disease fail to respond to standard chemotherapy drugs that target cancer cells.

NYU Langone Medical Center to Spearhead Multi-Institutional MRSA Research Funded by the National Institutes of Health

October 15, 2014 (All day)

Staphylococcus aureus (Sa) and methicillin-resistant staph aureus (MRSA) continue to be among the most common pathogens that overwhelm the immune system, causing serious skin, soft tissue and life-threatening blood-borne infections. Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center will lead a consortium of five institutions on a $6.5 million contract from the National Institutes of Health directed at discovery of the fundamental immunology, microbial genetics, protein structure and proteomics of staphylococcus aureus.

More Appropriate Use of Cardiac Stress Testing With Imaging Could Reduce Health Costs, Improve Patient Outcomes

October 8, 2014 (All day)

New York City – October 8, 2014 – In a new study recently published  in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center concluded that overuse of  cardiac stress testing with imaging has led to  rising healthcare costs and unnecessary radiation exposure to patients.

Novel Protein in Heart Muscle Linked to Cardiac Short-Circuiting, Ventricular Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Deaths

October 8, 2014 (All day)

Cardiovascular scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have identified in mouse models a protein known as Pcp4 as a regulator of the heart’s rhythm. Additionally, when the Pcp4 gene is disrupted, it can cause ventricular arrhythmias.

Results from this animal study were released online Oct. 8 in the peer-reviewed publication, The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

New Study Links Socioeconomic Factors and Fashion Trends Over the Past Century to Increased Incidence of Melanoma

October 2, 2014 (All day)

A century’s worth of cultural and historical forces have contributed to the rise in the incidence of melanoma, including changes in fashion and clothing design, according to an intriguing, retrospective research study conducted by investigators in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center.

NYU Langone Scientists Identify Key Factor that Maintains Stem Cell Identity

September 25, 2014 (All day)
A protein implicated in several cancers appears to play a pivotal role in keeping stem cells in an immature "pluripotent" state, according to a new study by NYU Langone Medical Center scientists. The study is published online today in Cell Reports.

NYU Langone Scientists Report Reliable and Highly Efficient Method for Making Stem Cells

September 22, 2014 (All day)


NEW YORK, September 18, Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have found a way to  boost dramatically the efficiency of the process for turning adult cells into so-called pluripotent stem cells by combining three well-known compounds, including vitamin C.

Jeffrey N. Weiser, MD, Appointed Chair of the Department of Microbiology at NYU Langone Medical Center

September 17, 2014 (All day)
NYU Langone Medical Center announced today that Jeffrey N. Weiser, MD, has been appointed as the new chair of the Department of Microbiology, effective January 1, 2015. 
An internationally recognized expert in the molecular basis of infectious disease, Dr. Weiser hails from the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, where he has been a professor of microbiology and pediatrics.