Research

National Multisite Study Led by NYU Langone Seeks New & Innovative Ways to Treat Shingles of the Eye

NYU Langone Medical Center will lead a five-year, 60-center clinical trial to evaluate new treatment protocols for herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO), a form of shingles that can seriously and permanently affect the eye. The project is being funded through a $15 million grant from the National Eye Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health. Principal investigator, Elisabeth J. Cohen, MD, has focused her research primarily on this disease after suffering from it herself in 2008, resulting in a permanent impairment of her vision. Read more...


Cellular ‘Cannibalism’ May Be Underway Across Evolution

In living beings, from roundworms to humans, some cells may ball up unwanted contents on their surfaces for other cells to “eat.” This is the finding of a study led by NYULMC researchers and published online inNature Cell Biology. “These findings define a new way in which cells dramatically change their contents via cannibalism, and, in doing so, may reveal a new set of genetic causes for diseases when this mechanism goes awry,” says study author, Jeremy Nance, PhD. Read more...