Research

Pollution Levels Linked to Stroke-Related Narrowing of Arteries

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have linked air pollution to a dangerous narrowing of neck arteries that occurs prior to strokes. Led by Jeffrey S. Berger, MD, the scientists analyzed medical test records for more than 300,000 people living in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut. The study will be presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 64th Annual Scientific Session as a poster presentation and published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC). Read more…


Risk Patterns Identified that Make People More Vulnerable to PTSD

Researchers have built a new computational tool that identifies 800 different ways people are at increased risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), permitting for the first time a personalized prediction guide. Results from the study out of NYULMC are published online in the journal BMC Psychiatry. “Our study shows that high-risk individuals who have experienced a traumatic event can be identified less than two weeks after they are first seen in the emergency department,” says Arieh Y. Shalev, MD. Read more…