New treatment approach for advanced coronary artery disease leads to improved outcomes

Use of a novel technique called the quantitative flow ratio (QFR) to precisely identify and measure the severity of artery blockages can lead to significantly improved outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), according to a new study done in collaboration with Mount Sinai faculty. This research, which is the first to analyze QFR and its […]

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CDC expands recall of aromatherapy sprays tied to rare illness

The agency previously identified four cases of melioidosis—two of them fatal—linked with Better Homes & Gardens Lavender & Chamomile Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones, which was made in India and sold by Walmart. Melioidosis is caused by the bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei. The agency said in a statement Wednesday that it is now […]

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Researchers develop library of human induced pluripotent stem cells from healthy humans

Scientists at Mount Sinai have created a library of well-characterized human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) lines from clinically healthy humans, which can serve as a valuable resource of normal controls for in vitro human development, genotype-phenotype association studies, many disease models, and drug response evaluations. This gender-balanced, racially- and ethnically-diverse library of hiPSC lines […]

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