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.
Mount Sinai Researchers Identify Genetic Alterations in Shared Biological Pathways as Major Risk Factor for Autism Spectrum Disorder
April 24, 2014
A substantial proportion of risk for developing autism spectrum disorders (ASD), resides in genes that are part of specific, interconnected biological pathways, according to researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
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
Eric and Stacey Mindich Provide Transformational Gift to Advance Science for Children
March 19, 2013
Newly-Named ‘Mindich Child Health and Development Institute’ is located within the Norma and Leon Hess Center for Science and Medicine.
Experts Call for Urgent On-Site Health Protection For Post-Sandy Workers, Residents, and Responders
November 21, 2012
Immediate implementation of safety measures is needed for workers cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy, according to experts from Mount Sinai.
Study Identifies Causes for High Rates of Allergic Reactions in Children with Food Allergies
June 25, 2012
Findings from Mount Sinai researchers also show that severe reactions are often undertreated.
Mount Sinai Researcher Receives Career-Starter Research Grant for 2012-2013
June 20, 2012
Hirofumi Morishita, MD, PhD, receives a Career-Starter Research Grant for 2012-2013 from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation.
Chemical In Personal Care Products May Contribute To Childhood Obesity
January 19, 2012
Chemicals found in some personal-care products may contribute to childhood obesity, according to research from the Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health Center.
Researchers Estimate Environmentally-Induced Childhood Disease Cost At $76.6 Billion
May 4, 2011
New data show that, despite previous efforts to curb their use, toxic chemicals have a major impact on health care costs and childhood morbidity.
New Mount Sinai Study Shows Exposure to Certain Pesticides Impacts Child Cognitive Development
April 21, 2011
Prenatal exposure to a group of pesticides called organophosphates negatively impacted perceptual reasoning, a measure of nonverbal problem-solving skills.
Middle Schoolers More Interested in College and Medical Careers Thanks to Mount Sinai Program
November 15, 2010
MedStart program for Harlem middle schoolers also improved knowledge of diseases prevalent in their community such as diabetes and heart disease.
Bruce D. Gelb, MD, of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Elected to the Institute of Medicine
October 11, 2010
Dr. Bruce Gelb was among 65 new members and five foreign associates announced today at the IOM’s 40th annual meeting.
Stem Cells for First Time Used to Create Abnormal Heart Cells for Study of Heart Condition
June 9, 2010
For the first time, researchers have developed abnormal heart cells from human stem cells, allowing them to study potential treatments for cardiomyopathy.
Philip Landrigan, MD, MSc, Receives 2010 Heart of Green “Protector” Award
April 30, 2010
Director of the Children's Environmental Health Center honored for his study of the effects of environmental pollutants on chronic childhood diseases.
Phillip Landrigan, MD, MSc, Appointed Dean for Global Health at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
April 15, 2010
Dr. Landrigan is an internationally recognized pediatrician, epidemiologist, and leader in public health and preventive medicine.
New York Academy of Medicine Awards Philip J. Landrigan, MD, 2009 Stephen Smith Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Public Health
November 18, 2009
Director of the Children's Environmental Health Center at Mount Sinai and lead investigator for the National Children's Study, Dr. Landrigan helps shape environmental health policies worldwide.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine Awarded $4.7 Million Grant to Study Congenital Heart Disease in Children
October 27, 2009
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute awards Mount Sinai School of Medicine a $4.7 million grant to investigate the genetic cause of heart problems in children.
Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health Center Holds Its Second Annual "Greening Our Children" Benefit Event
May 13, 2009
Led by Mount Sinai’s Philip J. Landrigan, MD, Professor and Chair of Community and Preventive Medicine, Center research projects identify potential environmental causes of childhood diseases.
Future Climate Change Likely to Cause More Respiratory Problems in Young Children
May 3, 2009
More children will end up hospitalized over the next decade because of respiratory problems resulting from projected climate change, according to a new study from Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Mount Sinai Study Finds Strong Link Between Neighborhood Factors and Childhood Obesity in Harlem
April 16, 2009
Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that children from East Harlem are three times more likely than other U.S. children to be overweight.
Mount Sinai Researchers Launch Nation’s Largest Federally-Funded Children’s Health Study in Queens
January 13, 2009
The National Children’s Study will examine how environmental factors affect 100,000 children over the next 20 years. Philip J. Landrigan, MD, is the study’s principal investigator for New York.