Memory Accuracy and Strength Can Be Manipulated During Sleep

April 8, 2014 (All day)

The sense of smell might seem intuitive, almost something you take for granted. But researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center have found that memory of specific odors depends on the ability of the brain to learn, process and recall accurately and effectively during slow-wave sleep — a deep sleep characterized by slow brain waves.

Married People Less Likely to Have Cardiovascular Problems, According to Large-Scale Study by Researchers at NYU Langone

March 28, 2014 (All day)

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Marriage is criticized for many things — justly and unjustly — but not heart disease, according to findings of a recent study conducted by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center.

Scientists Synthesize First Functional “Designer” Chromosome in Yeast

March 27, 2014 (All day)

Blocking Key Signaling Chemical in the Immune System Stalls Chronic Inflammation and Insulin Resistance Tied to Obesity

March 3, 2014 - 11:31am

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have found that blocking the action of a key signaling molecule in the immune system known as Netrin-1 stalls chronic inflammation and insulin resistance tied to obesity and often derived from fatty diets.

Weakness Exposed in Most Common Cancer Gene

February 10, 2014 - 11:56am
NYU Langone Medical Center researchers have found a biological weakness in the workings of the most commonly mutated gene involved in human cancers, known as mutant K-Ras, which they say can be exploited by drug chemotherapies to thwart tumor growth. 

Molecular Engines Star in New Model of DNA Repair

January 8, 2014 - 1:20pm
Our health depends in large part upon the ability of specialized enzymes to find and repair the constant barrage of DNA damage brought on by ultraviolet light radiation and other sources. In a new study NYU School of Medicine researchers reveal how an enzyme called RNA polymerase patrols the genome for DNA damage and helps recruit partners to repair it. The result: fewer mutations and consequently less cancer and other kinds of disease. 

Genetics Pioneer Rochelle Hirschhorn, MD, Honored with American Society of Human Genetics 2013 Victor McKusick Leadership Award

November 5, 2013 - 3:34pm
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) named Rochelle Hirschhorn, MD, research professor and professor emerita of medicine, cell biology, and pediatrics at NYU Langone Medical Center, and her husband, Kurt Hirschhorn, MD, the recipients of the 2013 Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award. The award recognizes individuals whose professional achievements have fostered and enriched the development of human genetics. 

Study Links Intestinal Bacteria to Rheumatoid Arthritis

November 5, 2013 - 12:47pm
Researchers have linked a species of intestinal bacteria known as Prevotella copri to the onset of rheumatoid arthritis, the first demonstration in humans that the chronic inflammatory joint disease may be mediated in part by specific intestinal bacteria. The new findings by laboratory scientists and clinical researchers in rheumatology at NYU School of Medicine add to the growing evidence that the trillions of microbes in our body play an important role in regulating our health.