UNC Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

The UNC multidisciplinary head and neck oncology program in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of North Carolina..Read More

Out in front
University of Chicago

In 1972 Nancy Warner, SB’44, MD’49, was named chair of pathology at the University of Southern California—a promotion that made history. Warner was no..Read More

New Findings Show Promise for Treatment of Graves’ Disease and Other Ocular Disorders

A new class of therapies may be on the horizon for thyroid eye disease (TED) and other destructive scarring conditions. At least 50% of patients with ..Read More

Nagy Elected President of National Genetic Counselors
The Ohio State University

 Rebecca Nagy (43082), a certified genetic counselor and researcher at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer ..Read More

Spinal Tumors
Cornell University

Spinal tumors are abnormal growths that develop inside the spinal column, usually causing pain and other symptoms. Spine tumors can be described and i..Read More

Orbital Tumors
Cornell University

An orbital tumor refers to any tumor located in the “orbit,” which is the bony socket in the front of the skull that contains the eye. The socket is a..Read More

Digital Domain
Cornell University

When Dennis Gawrys saw a doctor for the first time in 30 years, he received some shocking news: Not only was the former Marine pre-diabetic, but he ha..Read More

Human Crossover Control Study of Triclosan's Impact on the Microbiome
ADA American Dental Association

Science in the News Human Crossover Control Study of Triclosan's Impact on the Microbiome May 19, 2016 A 2013 Cochrane review concluded that fluoride ..Read More

Personalized Medicine Meets Thyroid Cancer: Drug Targeting BRAF Mutation Helps Patients
University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA—In the era of precision medicine, targeting the mutations driving cancer growth, rather than the tumor site itself, continues to be a suc..Read More

Changing Default Prescription Settings in Electronic Medical Records Increased Prescribing Rates of Generic Drugs, Penn Medicine Study Finds
University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA — Using generic instead of brand name medications can save money for both patients and health systems. Some studies have even shown that ..Read More

Penn Scientist Selected as Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences
University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA—Donita C. Brady, PhD, the Presidential Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Penn..Read More

Mount Sinai School of Medicine Commencement Celebrates Those Who Changed Medicine and Those Who Fought for Change
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

At its 40th commencement ceremony, Mount Sinai School of Medicine honored legendary scientists and renowned humanists whose work has advanced biomedic..Read More

Terry F. Davies, MD, receives John B. Stanbury Medal from American Thyroid Association
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Terry F. Davies, MD, Florence and Theodore Baumritter Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2010 John B. St..Read More

Getting our Heads Around Talking about Alzheimer’s
University of Pennsylvania

A missed credit card payment.  Forgetting why you entered a room. Misplacing your keys. Not being able to remember someone’s name. Sound familiar? Pro..Read More

Kelly Ripken Named a Chair of A Woman's Journey
John Hopkins Medicine

Kelly Geer Ripken has been named a chair of A Woman’s Journey, Johns Hopkins Medicine’s annual health conference for women, which features seminars on..Read More

Low Maternal Thyroid Hormone During Pregnancy Increases Risk For Schizophrenia In Offspring

A study published in reveals a new link between low levels of the thyroid hormone thyroxine during pregnancy and risk of schizophrenia in the offsprin..Read More

Mount Sinai Researchers Report Clinical Utility of Personalized Medicine Program for Cancer Patients
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai developed and tested a personalized cancer therapy program using an integrated genomic app..Read More

Scripps Florida Scientists Win $1.2 Million to Study New Strategies for Treating Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Muscle Decline
The Scripps Research Institute

JUPITER, FL – February 3, 2016 – Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have been awarded nearly $1.2 million fro..Read More

Chemical used to replace BPA in plastic accelerates embryonic development, disrupts reproductive system | UCLA Health

Companies advertise BPA-free plastic as a safer version of products ranging from water bottles to sippy cups to toys. Many manufacturers stopped used ..Read More

‘Purity’ Of Tumor Samples May Significantly Bias Genomic Analyses
UCSF School Of Medicine

A new study by UC San Francisco scientists shows that the proportion of normal cells, especially immune cells, intermixed with cancerous cells in a gi..Read More

UTHealth and Memorial Hermann-TMC provide revolutionary sinus relief in-office

Martin Citardi, M.D. Amber Luong, M.D., Ph.D. HOUSTON – (Feb. 12, 2016) – A new, minimally invasive procedure to treat post-surgery patients suffering..Read More

The Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital Establishes New Subspecialty Practice in Westchester County

The Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital has established a new pediatric subspecialty practice in Mamaroneck, New York, to offer convenient, compreh..Read More

Mount Sinai Presents Research on Robotic Surgery and HPV at Head and Neck Cancer Meeting

Predictors of disease severity in human papillomavirus-derived head and neck cancer, tobacco use, and the dramatic benefits of robotic surgery in peop..Read More

Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine Announce New Chair of Medicine

NEW YORK (December 15, 2015)—Leading endocrinology researcher and clinician Yaron Tomer, M.D., has been named professor and university chair of the De..Read More

UGA researchers discover origin of unusual glands in the body

Athens, Ga. - The thymus gland is a critical component of the human immune system that is responsible for the development of T-lymphocytes, or T-cells..Read More

Testing for BRAF Genetic Mutation Beneficial Only in Aggressive Thyroid Cancers, Penn Editorial Suggests

PHILADELPHIA — Late stage thyroid cancer patients with aggressive disease may benefit from a genetic test, but experts caution that use of this test i..Read More

Kojo S.J. Elenitoba-Johnson, MD, Named Founding Director of Center for Personalized Diagnostics at Penn

PHILADELPHIA - Kojo S.J. Elenitoba-Johnson, MD, has been named the founding director of Penn Medicine’s Center for Personalized Diagnostics (CPD) and ..Read More

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Announces New President: Mount Sinai's Jeffrey Mechanick, MD

Jeffrey Mechanick, MD, Director of Metabolic Support in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease and Clinical Professor of Medicine at..Read More

Cancer-Incidence Rates Higher Than Expected Among World Trade Center Rescue and Recovery Workers

A comprehensive analysis of health data collected through the World Trade Center Health Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found c..Read More

Mount Sinai Announces Opening of Head and Neck Institute in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Brooklyn residents now have access to advanced head and neck cancer care with the opening of the Mount Sinai Head and Neck Institute in Bay Ridge.  Th..Read More

Pituitary Hormone TSH Found to Directly Influence Bone Growth

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), a hormone produced in the anterior pituitary gland th..Read More

Mount Sinai Researchers Develop A Multi-Target Approach To Treating Tumors

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine developed a cancer model built in the fruit fly Drosophila, then used it to create a whole new approac..Read More

Mount Sinai Among Pioneers in Robotic Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer

The Head and Neck Cancer Center at The Mount Sinai Medical Center is the largest, and one of only a handful of programs in the world, to treat head an..Read More