Research Report 2009

Research Report 2009

Transformative Science: A review of the environment, the science and the scientists at NYU Langone that promotes collaborative research that dramatically transforms the way disease is diagnosed, treated, and ultimately, eradicated.

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Transformative Science

Supported by an environment that fosters collaboration and intellectual exchange, our researchers make remarkable discoveries and translate them into patient care. The result: research that dramatically transforms the way disease is diagnosed, treated, and ultimately, eradicated. Collaboration inspires new ideas and discoveries. Six research teams—different sizes, different goals, different disciplines—but all multidisciplinary, all patient centered, all looking to shorten the distance from the research bench to the patient bedside and back again. The Discovery section highlights some of the outstanding science at NYU Langone Medical Center this past year, ranging from seminal work in genetics to battles against melanoma, heart disease, arthritis, and hospital-acquired infections.

Collaborative Research:

  • Accelerating Research and Improving Patient Outcomes
  • New Approaches to Breast Cancer
  • Fruit Flies, Blank Slates, and Incurable Diseases
  • Streamlining Clinical Trials to Fight AIDS
  • The Roots of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Still Dancing: Saving the Joints of Baby Boomers

Research Highlights:

  • Passing Toxic Genes from One Bacterium to Another
  • Leveraging the Body’s Own Ability to Fight Cancer
  • Searching for Melanoma’s Achilles Heel
  • The Misdiagnosis of Hypertension
  • Deciphering the Genetic Code of the Malaria Parasite
  • The Role of T Cells in Immunity
  • The Deadly Effects of Ozone in Urban Areas
  • Asthma Linked to Absence of Gut Microbe
  • How the TB Bacterium Disposes of Unwanted Proteins
  • Tackling Brain Dysfunction

Topics Include: New research faculty; funding; published research; recognition