Research

Scientists Show How Exposure to Brief Trauma and Sudden Sounds Form Lasting Memories

In a cover article in Nature Neuroscience, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center demonstrate how even brief exposure to sudden sounds or mild trauma can form memories in a specific region of the brain. “Our study gives us deeper insight into the functions of the locus coeruleus as a powerful amplifier in the brain, controlling how and where the brain stores and transforms sudden, traumatizing sounds and events into memories,” says senior study investigator and neuroscientist Robert C. Froemke, PhD. Read more…


New Method of Closing the Incision during Scoliosis Surgery Nearly Eliminates Infections

Patients with scoliosis who undergo surgery may be less likely to develop an infection or other complications when a novel wound closure technique pioneered at NYULMC is utilized, according to new research published in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. “This game-changing method for closing incisions after surgery can benefit all patients with scoliosis, especially those most at risk for complications depending on the cause of their spine problems,” says corresponding study author David S. Feldman, MD. Read more…