NYU Langone Study Challenges Controversial Blood Pressure Targets for Older Patients

A new study led by Sripal Bangalore, MD, associate professor of Medicine in the Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology, in the Cardiac and Vascular Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center found that current blood pressure recommendations for people aged 60 years and older who suffer from coronary artery disease (CAD) may not be optimal compared to the previous guidelines. The findings, based on analysis of more than 8,000 patient records, were published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC). Read more...


Drug Target Identified for Common Childhood Blood Cancer

In a cover-story report in the journal Cell online, led by senior study investigator and cancer biologist, Iannis Aifantis, PhD, the NYU Langone team describes how they used advanced genetic scanning techniques to identify 6,023 so-called long, non-coding strands of RNA, vital chemical cousins of DNA, that were active in the immune system T cells taken from 15 boys and girls with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, but not active in the healthy T cells in three young people without the disease. Read more...