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In breast cancer breakthrough, scientists discover targeted delivery of microRNAs to primary tumors blocks the movement of cancer beyond the breast.
Israeli and American researchers revealed yesterday that treating a primary breast tumor in lab mice with both genetic therapy and chemotherapy is extremely effective in preventing breast cancer metastasis, the deadly spread of cancerous cells to vital organs.
Results of the breakthrough study were published in the September 19 online issue of Nature Communications by Noam Shomron of Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of Medicine, Natalie Artzi of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Shomron’s students Avital Gilam and Daphna Weissglas, Artzi’s student Joao Conde, and onco-geneticist
On Thursday, September 22, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $3,032,293.00 in awards to 8 training programs to increase the number of mental health providers and substance abuse counselors in New York.
Nationally, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are funding 144 new and continuing grants for a total of $44.5 million through the Behavioral Health Workforce Education
Suicide rate in NYC has increased from 2000 to 2014, mirroring national trend; NYC rate remains half of the national rate
The Health Department today released an Epi Data Brief entitled, “Suicides in New York City, 2000 to 2014.” The most recent data show there have been more deaths in New York City from suicides than from either motor vehicle accidents or homicides, and that suicide rates have risen between 2000 and 2014. In 2014, 565 suicides were reported in NYC. The rate of suicides in
New Facility at Maimonides Brings Multispecialty Practices Under One Roof
Maimonides recently celebrated the “topping-off” of its new Medical Arts Building with a special ceremony to mark the completion of the steel framework. The state-of-the-art facility is located on Ninth Avenue between 48th and 49th Streets, and is expected to be completed in the Fall of next year.
“The Maimonides Board of Trustees is committed to providing the latest medical technologies and facilities,” said Eugene
Israeli startups are treating overactive bladder with a range of innovations from Botox to matchstick-sized implants
About 66 million Europeans and 43 million Americans suffer from overactive bladder (OAB), which causes sudden, involuntary contractions of the muscle in the wall of the urinary bladder.
The first line of therapy is prescription medications, though they can cause unpleasant side effects. Another treatment involves surgically implanting an electrical stimulation device to