Mount Sinai Scientists Develop New Approach for More Accurate and Comprehensive Whole Genome Assembly, Variant Discovery and Interpretation
June 29, 2015 - A new strategy for uncovering difficult-to-detect, complex forms of genomic variation associated with human disease
Mount Sinai Scientists Shed Light on the Motivations of Healthy People Seeking Personal Genome Sequencing
June 8, 2015 - Research will help inform the transition of healthcare to “precision medicine”, where individuals and physicians will routinely obtain and apply genomic information
Mount Sinai Scientists Find Unprecedented Microbial Diversity in Isolated Amazonian Tribe
April 17, 2015 - Scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine have discovered the most diverse collection of bacteria yet in humans among an isolated tribe of Yanomami Amerindians in the remote Amazonian jungles of Venezuela.
Mount Sinai Scientists Establish Link Between Neurodegenerative Disease and the Body’s Response to Viral Infection
March 30, 2015 - A key protein previously implicated in Lou Gehrig’s disease and other neurological diseases plays an important role in the response to viral infection.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and LifeMap Solutions Launch Asthma Study for iPhone
March 9, 2015 - The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and LifeMap Solutions, a subsidiary of BioTime (BTX), today announced the launch of a large-scale medical research study that uses the new ResearchKit framework developed by Apple to make it easy for individuals who suffer from Asthma to participate in studies right from their iPhone.
Mount Sinai Scientists Gain New Insight into Hepatitis C Antiviral Resistance
November 18, 2014 - Nature Communications paper offers pivotal new information about how the virus interacts with and evades therapeutics, as well as new clues to its role in cancer development
The Icahn Institute at Mount Sinai Selects Ion Torrent Sequencing Technology to Drive Discovery in State-of-the-Art Genomics Research Center
September 11, 2014 - Scientists to sequence hundreds of thousands of DNA samples on the Ion Proton System
Mount Sinai Scientists and International Team Shed New Light on Schizophrenia in Largest Genomic Study Published to Date
July 22, 2014 - Genes and pathways identified could inform new approaches to treatment and address acute need for drug development for this disorder
Preventing Heart Disease in New York City Children and their Caregivers
July 15, 2014 - Mount Sinai Heart has been awarded nearly $4 million from the American Heart Association to increase cardiovascular health in NYC children at highest risk.
Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory Nearly Doubles Diseases Covered by Ashkenazi Jewish Carrier Screening Panel
May 8, 2014 - With expanded screening test, 50 percent of Ashkenazi Jewish individuals are expected to be identified as carriers of at least one of the 38 diseases.
Mount Sinai Scientists Identify First Gene Linked to Heart Muscle Disease in Children
April 28, 2014 - Findings show several FDA-approved drugs may also be effective in patients diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy.
Scientists Reveal New Findings for Reversing Early and Late Atherosclerosis
February 28, 2014 - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai study suggests early-stage atherosclerosis is reversible, and identifies new genetic targets for fighting advanced atherosclerosis.
Fast Company Names Icahn School of Medicine as One of World's Top Ten Most Innovative Companies in Big Data
February 11, 2014 - Ranked in Big Data Sector for "embracing data scientists and supercomputers to build the hospital of the future"
Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory Launches More Accurate Carrier Screening Test for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
February 11, 2014 - Use of genetic variants improves detection of SMA carriers in clinical test that will be broadly licensed to testing labs worldwide.
With Large-Scale New Studies, Mount Sinai Scientists Help Underscore the Genetic Complexity in Schizophrenia
January 22, 2014 - Largest exome studies of schizophrenia to date establish critical new scientific resources for biomedical community and the possibility of more tailored treatment for patients.
Mount Sinai Researcher Shares 2013 American Society of Human Genetics Leadership Award With Research Partner Wife
November 4, 2013 - Kurt Hirschhorn, MD, and Rochelle Hirschhorn, MD, receive Victor McKusick Leadership Award.
Berg and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Announce R and D Partnership
October 10, 2013 - Innovative Big Data Approach to Focus on Biological Network Models for Cancer, Central Nervous System and Endocrine Disorders.
NIH Grant to support Mount Sinai Research Program to Create Biological Network Model of Alzheimer's Disease in partnership with New York Stem Cell Foundation
September 18, 2013 - Team to apply innovative analytical methods to gain new insights and identify potential therapies
Mount Sinai Grants Exclusive License to Plexcera Therapeutics to Develop Treatments for Farber Disease and Cystic Fibrosis
September 10, 2013 - Plexcera was founded by Edward H. Schuchman, MPh, PhD, Professor Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Joins Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network
September 10, 2013 - Mount Sinai has joined the Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network of the NIH to better undrestand drug-induced liver injury, which affects one million people each year.
Mount Sinai Researchers Publish New Edition of Psychiatry "Bible"
August 7, 2013 - In light of the accelerated pace of discovery in understanding psychiatric illnesses, experts from Mount Sinai have published the 4th edition of Neurobiology of Mental Illness.
Two Mount Sinai Researchers Named “Inventors of the Year” by the New York Intellectual Property Law Association
June 28, 2013 - The awards were given at the NYIPLA Annual Meeting Awards Dinner last month at the Princeton Club in New York.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Will Participate in the Aspen Ideas Festival
June 24, 2013 - Kenneth Davis, MD, President and CEO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, to speak on the future of medicine at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Bene Pharmachem Gmbh To Collaborate On Clinical Studies For Mucopolysaccharidoses
May 15, 2013 - The company, based in Germany, is the sole producer of pharmaceutical pentosan polysulfate.
Mount Sinai Researchers Identify Gene Mutations in Congenital Heart Disease
May 12, 2013 - Using high-throughput sequencing, an international research team including Mount Sinai discovers causes of severe congenital heart disease
Scientists at Mount Sinai Discover a Key Mechanism for the Most Common Form of Alzheimer's Disease
April 25, 2013 - Research identifies potential therapeutic targets for Late Onset Alzheimer's Disease (LOAD) by revealing a network of genes involved in the inflammatory response.
"Minerva" Super Computer Ushers New Era Of Precision Medicine At Mount Sinai
April 17, 2013 - Sophisticated algorithms analyze data to develop predictive models of disease in order to better diagnose and treat patients
Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory Partners with Counsyl to Expand Screening for Genetic Diseases
January 8, 2013 - Genetic screening tests for more than 100 disorders are available with on-site counseling.
Scientists Discover New Genetic Basis for Dystonia, a Debilitating Movement Disorder Impacting 500,000 North Americans
December 18, 2012 - Discovery of new gene provides opportunity for development of new drugs and prenatal screening for dystonia.
Alessia Baccarini, PhD, receives the Paola Campese Award from the Italian Scientists and Scholars Foundation
December 10, 2012 - The award acknowledges young Italian investigators working in North America, whose research is innovative and impactful.
Common Cranial Birth Defect: Mount Sinai Researchers Validate Genetic Links
November 19, 2012 - Craniosynostosis is one of the ten most common birth defects, occurring in about 1 out of every 2,500 live births.
Changes in Nerve Cells Caused by Social Isolation May Contribute to the Development of Mental Illness
November 11, 2012 - Reduced production of myelin, a type of nerve fiber that is lost in diseases like MS, may also play a role in the development of mental illness.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine Offers First-Ever Course with Whole Genome Sequencing
October 8, 2012 - The course provides opportunity for students to sequence, analyze and interpret their own personal genome using cutting-edge techniques.
The New Biology Film Receives Masters Series Award From CINE
May 29, 2012 - Executive Producer and Creative Director Eric Schadt, PhD, was at the French Embassy in Washington D.C. May 9th to receive the award.
Protein Inhibitor Points To Potential Medical Treatments For Skull And Skin Birth Defects
May 15, 2012 - Mount Sinai researchers have found new clues in the pathogenesis of skull and skin birth defects associated with a rare genetic disorder.
Mutations in Three Genes Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorders
April 4, 2012 - Mount Sinai's findings, as part of a trio of papers revealing new genetic targets in autism, are published in the April 4th online issue of the journal Nature.
Researchers Discover Five Genetic Markers of Crohns Disease in Jews of European Descent
March 8, 2012 - Jews of Eastern European descent are 4 times more likely to have Crohn's disease. Mount Sinai researchers have learned why.
Researchers Identify Gene Variants That Cause Stent Thrombosis in People with Coronary Artery Disease
October 26, 2011 - Identifying these gene variants may allow researchers to prevent a deadly complication of coronary stent implantation in people with coronary artery disease.
Eric Schadt, PhD, Named Director of Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center
September 26, 2011 - Dr. Schadt's goal is to create a world-class genomic data center that will help develop and improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Pacific Biosciences Partner to Advance Clinical Research through Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology
May 16, 2011 - Institute to be directed by PacBio CSO Dr. Eric Schadt; Will Include Single Molecule Real Time Biology User Facility
Mount Sinai’s Ethylin Wang Jabs, MD, Elected as a Member of the Association of American Physicians
April 18, 2011 - Dr. Jabs was among 64 individuals elected this year and honored at the Association of American Physicians annual meeting.
Chef Floyd Cardoz to Compete on Top Chef Masters on Behalf of Mount Sinai School of Medicine
April 6, 2011 - Chef Floyd Cardoz will compete on "Top Chef Masters" for the Young Scientist Cancer Research Fund at Mount Sinai.
Consortium of Researchers Identify Four New Genes Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease Risk
April 3, 2011 - A consortium of researchers has identified four new genes that when present increase the risk of a person developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life.
Dr. AnaLisa DiFeo Recognized As Liz Tilberis Scholar for Ovarian Cancer Research
December 1, 2010 - AnaLisa DiFeo honored with the Liz Tilberis Grant from the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund to support her research on chemoresistance in ovarian cancer.