New York News in Research:  December 2015
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Surgeons at NYU Langone Medical Center Perform the Most Extensive Face Transplant to Date & First in New York State

The patient is the country's first 'first responder' to undergo the procedure to repair injuries suffered in the line of duty. 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Nir Barzilai Featured in BREAKTHROUGH, a New Series on the National Geographic Channel

The episode, 'T he Age of Aging,' captures the momentum building around Targeting Aging with Metformin (TAME), a clinical trial spearheaded by Dr. Barzilai. TAME will test the drug metformin, a widely-used, FDA-approved medication that has been used to treat type 2 diabetes for decades, to determine if it can delay the onset of age-related diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's and cardiovascular disease. Initial observational results in a U.K. clinical study and extensive animal research are promising.

University at Buffalo Spinoff Explores New Drug Safety Screening Method 

UB spinoff company  Cytocybernetics is testing Cybercyte, new biotechnology that could cut in half the time and money needed for preclinical drug trials.  The new technology could more quickly bring to market new drugs to treat heartburn, allergies, mental disorders and other maladies.

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Weill Cornell Medicine: Study of Breast Cancer Metastasis Upends Conventional Wisdom, Suggesting New Treatment Strategy
Weill Cornell Medicine: Protein Signaling Networks Act as Biomarker for Chemotherapy Sensitivity in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Columbia University Medical Center Project Adds Patient DNA Data to Electronic Health Records

Albert Einstein College of Medicine: Stress in Older People Increases Risk for Pre-Alzheimer's Condition

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo: Discovery puts designer dopamine neurons within reach

Columbia University Medical Center Scientists Turn Tastes On and Off by Activating and Silencing Clusters of Brain Cells

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Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo: Study provides definitive evidence that testosterone replacement makes Type 2 diabetic men more sensitive to insulin
NYU Langone Medical Center: Coal Burning May Produce More Toxic Particles Than Other Pollution Sources

Columbia University Medical Center: Data Scientists Create World's First Therapeutic Venom Database

Upstate Medical gets $12 million grant to develop dengue fever vaccine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Awarded $148 Million for Research from NIH in 2015

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NYU Langone Enhances Patient Experience by Reducing Referrals to Rehab Facilities after Major Surgery