The Friedman Brain Institute: Conquering Brain Disease
May 14, 2015
"Every member of the Friedman Brain Institute provides a key to a particular aspect of that challenge. Each effort is critical to the overall enterprise of getting the job done, which is conquering brain diseases." - Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD"
Providing Students The Right Tools to Change The Future of Medicine: A Professor’s View
February 2, 2015
Dr. Priti Balchandani, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience/Design Technology & Entrepreneurship, shares her experience educating future scientists. Dr. Balchandani believes fresh ideas come from younger people who are just entering the field and it is her role, as an advisor to encourage those ideas and provide whatever tools and advice is necessary to bring those ideas to fruition.
Genomics, Big Data, and Medicine (GBM) Seminar Series
January 29, 2015
The Icahn Institute at Mount Sinai and Nature Reviews Genetics are pleased to announce the launch of a new seminar series, Genomics, Big Data and Medicine (GBM).
Role of Polyphenols in Cognitive Performance and Prevention of Age-Related Neurodegenerative Disorders
November 18, 2014
In a recent study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Dr. Giulio Maria Pasinetti, from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, discovered that certain cocoa extracts, which are rich in polyphenol content, prevent and can possibly revert the aggregation of beta-amyloid, among other benefits.
June 19, 2013
At the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, we are integrating the digital universe of information so that our medical care can be more precise, predictive, and preventative - helping our patients maintain optimal health and well-being throughout life.
Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery to treat Parkinson's Disease
April 18, 2013
Watch how Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery (DBS) completely transforms Michael Toscano's Parkinson's Disease. Michael is a retired New York City Police Officer and was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1997 at only 34 years old.
A Treatment for Every Headache
November 2, 2012
There are thousands of types of headaches and they affect everyone differently. At the Mount Sinai Center for Headache and Pain Medicine, Mark Green, MD, and Kathleen Mullin, MD, tailor each treatment plan to each patient.
The relationship between genes and addiction is complex, as Eric Nestler and Nora Volkow explain in this clip from the World Science Festival program "The Craving Brain: The Neuroscience of Uncontrollable Urges. Watch the video clip
The summit highlighted the areas of research needing funding to facilitate the development of novel drugs for Alzheimer’s Disease. Two MSSM scientists are featured among many others: Joel Dudley and Alison Goate. Watch the video clip
The Charlie Rose discussion about Alzheimer's disease and Frontotemporal dementia, causes and mechanisms underlying these diseases. Watch the video clip