The Mount Sinai Hospital Recognized as No. 4 on Newsweek’s World’s Best Smart Hospital 2021 List

The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 1 in the New York City metropolitan area and No. 4 globally among the most technologically advanced health care institutions on Newsweek’s list of “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals 2021.”

High Caffeine Consumption may be Associated with Increased Risk of Blinding Eye Disease

Frequent caffeine intake could more than triple risk of glaucoma for those genetically predisposed to higher eye pressure

Mount Sinai identifies the causes of racial disparity in prostate cancer in a multi-institutional study

MEDIA ADVISORY Senior Author:  Ash Tewari, MBBS, MCh, Professor and System Chairman of the Milton and Carroll Petrie Department of Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Director of the Center of Excellence for Prostate Cancer…

A Technique for Regulating Emotion May be Effective in Disrupting Compulsive Cocaine Addiction, a Mount Sinai Study Has Found

An emotion regulation strategy known as cognitive reappraisal helped reduce the typically heightened and habitual attention to drug-related cues and contexts in cocaine-addicted individuals, a study by Mount Sinai researchers has found.

Fat Around the Heart Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Failure

EMBARGOED UNTIL MAY 24 2:00PM EST (New York, NY – May 24, 2021) – Having excess pericardial fat—fat around the heart—increases the risk of developing heart failure, especially in women, according to new Mount Sinai research. Women with high amounts…

Mount Sinai Cardiovascular Doctors to Receive Honors During American College of Cardiology 70th Annual Scientific Session

William Whang, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), and Gilbert Tang, MD, MSc, MBA, Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, are receiving the 2021 Simon Dack Awards for their exceptional contributions to the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).

Study Shows Significant Reduction in Triglycerides in Patients at High Risk for Acute Pancreatitis Through Novel Monoclonal Antibody

The investigational drug evinacumab reduced triglycerides in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia (sHTG) and a history of hospitalizations for acute pancreatitis in a phase 2 global study led by Mount Sinai

Biopreparedness Expert Gustavo Palacios, PhD, to Join Mount Sinai, Strengthening Research Collaborations with Department of Defense

Virologist Gustavo Palacios, PhD, is joining the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai from the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), where he led the application and development of molecular epidemiology to advance the field of biopreparedness. Dr. Palacios will strengthen existing research collaborations between Icahn Mount Sinai and the United States Army-Department of Defense (DoD), laying a foundation for joint research initiatives to protect national and global public health.

Mount Sinai Department of Surgery Launches Program to Combat Burnout and Manage Stress Among Surgical Faculty, Trainees & Staff

Recognizing that burnout and stress have a negative impact on the personal and professional lives of faculty, staff, and trainees, as well as the quality of care that patients receive, the Mount Sinai Department of Surgery has launched the Stress Intervention Tools (SIT) program to help surgeons work through their emotions, reduce their anxiety, and manage crises.

Oula Announces Hospital Partnership with Mount Sinai West for Deliveries

Oula, a modern maternity center combining the best of obstetrics and midwifery care, today announced its partnership with Mount Sinai West, one of New York’s well-respected hospitals, located on the west side of Manhattan. Through this partnership, Oula patients — who receive prenatal, birth, and postpartum care via the company’s collaborative medical team, Brooklyn clinic, and remote care platform — will now be able to deliver their babies at Mount Sinai. They will receive full access to hospital resources and specialists they may need, all while remaining under the care of Oula’s medical team for non-surgical births.

Mount Sinai Study Finds That Blood Clotting Drug Commonly Used for Orthopedic Surgeries Does Not Increase Complications for High-Risk Patients

Mount Sinai Researchers Find That Tranexamic Acid, a Blood Clotting Drug Commonly Used for Orthopedic Surgeries, Does Not Increase Complications for High-Risk Patients

Genetic Ancestry Versus Race Can Provide Specific, Targeted Insights to Predict and Treat Many Diseases

The complex patterns of genetic ancestry uncovered from genomic data in health care systems can provide valuable insights into both genetic and environmental factors underlying many common and rare diseases, according to a team of Mount Sinai researchers.

Mount Sinai researchers discover multiple types of DNA methylation from individual bacteria and microbiome using nanopore sequencing

MEDIA ADVISORY   – UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL Monday, April 5 at 11:00 AM EST Journal Name:  Nature Methods Title of the Article: Discovering multiple types of DNA methylation from individual bacteria and microbiome using nanopore sequencing Corresponding Author:  Gang Fang, PhD…

Removal of AKAP11 Protein by Autophagy as a Key to Fuel Mitochondrial Metabolism and Tumor Cell Growth Through Activating Protein Kinase A (PKA)

MEDIA ADVISORY   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States (PNAS) Published Online on March 30, 2021 Mount Sinai Researchers Find “Removal of AKAP11 protein by autophagy as a key to fuel mitochondrial metabolism and…

Mount Sinai Scientists Discover an Epigenetic Mechanism Contributing to Lifelong Stress Susceptibility

An epigenetic modification that occurs in a major cell type in the brain’s reward circuitry controls how stress early in life increases susceptibility to additional stress in adulthood, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have learned.

Mount Sinai is the First Academic Center in Northeast Region to Teach Robotically Guided Aquablation Therapy for Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

The Mount Sinai Hospital is the first academic center in the Northeast region to teach Aquablation® therapy—a robotically guided advanced new therapy and minimally invasive procedure used to treat enlarged prostates, a common condition technically known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The teaching program is being led by Steven A. Kaplan, MD, Professor of Urology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Director of the Men’s Wellness Program, Mount Sinai Health System.

Mount Sinai Researchers Find that a Second Shot of COVID-19 Vaccine May Not be Necessary in Previously Infected Individuals

A single shot of one of the currently authorized COVID-19 vaccines may be sufficient to provide immunity to individuals who have previously been infected by the virus, thus eliminating the need for a second dose and helping to stretch severely limited vaccine supplies, a study from Mount Sinai has found

Mount Sinai Venture Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021

Mount Sinai Health System announced today that Kantaro Biosciences, LLC, a joint venture with RenalytixAI, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” for 2021 and ranked first in the Joint Ventures category.

Nicotinic regulation of local and long-range input balance drives top-down attentional circuit maturation

MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Published March 5, 2021 in Science Advances Mount Sinai Researchers find a new way to prevent attention deficits associated with Fragile X, a leading genetic cause of autism, in an animal model. Corresponding Author:  Hirofumi…

MicroRNA Testing of Healthy Children Could Provide a Window on Heart and Kidney Health Later in Life

Molecules called microRNAs (miRNAs) that are measurable in urine have been identified by researchers at Mount Sinai as predictors of both heart and kidney health in children without disease. The epidemiological study of Mexican children was published in February in the journal Epigenomics.

Mount Sinai Researchers Identify Mechanisms That Are Essential for Proper Skin Development

Mount Sinai researchers have discovered that Polycomb complexes, groups of proteins that maintain gene expression patterns, are essential for proper skin development, according to a paper published in Genes & Development on February 18.

Mount Sinai Experts Address the Biological Causes of Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer

African Americans have higher rates of prostate cancer and are more likely to die from the disease than other groups in the United States, likely due to socioeconomic factors, healthcare access problems, and tumor biology.

Leesa M. Galatz, MD, Receives Honor from Prestigious Society for Contributions to Orthopedic Research

The Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) has named Leesa M. Galatz, MD, Professor and Chair of the Leni and Peter W. May Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Mount Sinai Health System, the recipient of the 2021 Women’s Leadership Forum Award.

Mount Sinai Study Finds Wearable Devices Can Detect COVID-19 Symptoms and Predict Diagnosis

Wearable devices can identify COVID-19 cases earlier than traditional diagnostic methods and can help track and improve management of the disease, according to a Mount Sinai study.

New study finds reinfection by SARS-CoV-2 in healthy young adults is common

MEDIA ADVISORY Paper title: SARS-CoV-2 seropositivity and subsequent infection risk in healthy young adults: a prospective cohort study Corresponding Author:  Stuart C. Sealfon, MD, Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience and Pharmacological Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Bottom Line: Although…

Mount Sinai Researchers Build Models Using Machine Learning Technique to Enhance Predictions of COVID-19 Outcomes

Mount Sinai researchers have published one of the first studies using a machine learning technique called “federated learning” to examine electronic health records to better predict how COVID-19 patients will progress.

Heart Disease and COVID-19: Focusing on Exercise, Mental Health, and Nutrition are Critical for High-Risk Groups

February is American Heart Month and cardiologists from the Mount Sinai Health System are sharing tips on heart disease prevention to lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, and COVID-19.

Mount Sinai Researchers Build Models Using Machine Learning Technique to Enhance Predictions of COVID-19 Outcomes

Mount Sinai researchers have published one of the first studies using federated learning to examine electronic health records to better predict how COVID-19 patients will progress.

Mount Sinai Finds That Transgender Women Can Safely Stay On Their Hormone Treatments During Gender Affirming Surgery, Without An Increase of Blood Clots

This is the first study to demonstrate that there is no difference in blood clots when transgender women remain on estrogen hormone therapy for gender affirming surgery. Because both estrogen therapy and surgery can increase a person’s risk of blood clots, experts had long suggested that transgender women stop taking estrogen when undergoing gender affirming surgery. However, there was previously no published data on the blood clot risk specific to transgender women undergoing surgery.

Scientists Take Important Step Toward Using Retinal Cell Transplants to Treat Blindness

Retinal cells derived from a cadaver human eye survived when transplanted into the eyes of primate models, an important advance in the development of cell therapy to treat blindness, according to a study published on January 14 in Stem Cell Reports.

Mount Sinai Health System Launches Center for Psychedelic Research

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has launched a new center for psychedelics research. The Center for Psychedelic Psychotherapy and Trauma Research pursues a multipronged clinical and research approach to discovering novel and more efficacious therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and other stress-related conditions in the veteran and civilian population.

Multi-Population Risk Scores Could Improve Risk Prediction for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Study Finds

New study illustrates how studying diverse populations can help predict patient outcomes and reduce health disparities

Social media and smartphone app use predicts maintenance of physical activity during Covid-19

  Co-corresponding Authors:  M. Mercedes Perez-Rodriguez, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Agnes Norbury, PhD, Post Doctoral Fellow, both of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Bottom Line: During lockdowns (stay-at-home orders issued in response to the Covid-19…

Majority of Pregnant Women Who Tested Positive for COVID-19 Were Asymptomatic, Study Finds

The majority of pregnant women who tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival to the delivery room were asymptomatic, according to a new paper by Mount Sinai researchers.