Dr. Melissa P. Wasserstein, MD

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Affiliation:

  • The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Location:

  • Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice
  • 1428 Madison Avenue
  • New York, NY
  • 212-241-6947
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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've mapped the genome -- the genetic "blueprint" -- of a tapeworm extracted from a British man's brain, in hopes it might help others with this very rare infection.

    As reported Nov. 21 in the journal Genome Biology, the t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with congenital heart disease are at low risk for heart-related complications when they give birth, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 2.7 million women who gave birth in California, including more than 3,200 who ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It may be possible to identify different types of hemorrhagic fevers -- including one related to Ebola -- before people develop symptoms, according to new research.

    Scientists studied two hemorrhagic fevers, including a cousin of Ebola called Ma...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many American doctors may not support genetic testing in patients without a major family history of certain illnesses, suggests a new survey of physicians.

    When presented with the hypothetical case of a middle-aged man with a family history of ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The genes of the world's oldest people have been sequenced, but the decoding effort did not reveal any genes strongly linked with an exceptionally long lifespan, scientists report.

    Researchers performed whole-genome sequencing on 17 people olde...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The genes of the world's oldest people have been sequenced, but the decoding effort did not reveal any genes strongly linked with an exceptionally long lifespan, scientists report.

    Researchers performed whole-genome sequencing on 17 people olde...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplantation Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A preliminary gene test may help identify kidney transplant patients at risk of organ rejection, researchers report.

    Organ rejection occurs in 15 percent to 20 percent of kidney transplant patients, even when they are given drugs to suppress thei...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a cutting-edge look at the biology of crime, a team of Swedish investigators has identified two specific genetic mutations that appear to be linked to a higher risk for extremely violent behavior.

    "Our study suggests that up to 10 percent of v...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hematology:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Blood cell mutations linked to the blood cancers leukemia and lymphoma increase as people get older, according to a new study.

    Researchers analyzed blood samples from nearly 3,000 Americans, ages 10 to 90, and found the mutations in less than ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly men who've lost the Y chromosome from their blood cells may be at increased risk for earlier death and death from cancer, a new study suggests.

    This age-related loss is common among men and could explain why men tend to die younger and ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genetics may account for as much as 60 percent of academic achievement, according to a new British study.

    "Genes are important not just in educational achievement or intelligence but in a whole raft of other traits which contribute to how easy and ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The more they know about prenatal genetic testing, the less likely pregnant women are to have the tests, a new study finds.

    "Our findings show that prenatal testing is not appropriate for everyone, and that all women need information that is read...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Present-day Europeans are the descendants of at least three groups of ancient humans, according to a new study.

    Previous research suggested that Europeans descended from indigenous hunter-gatherers and early European farmers. But, a new genet...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test is the first objective scientific way to diagnose major depression in adults, a new study claims.

    The test measures the levels of nine genetic indicators (known as "RNA markers") in the blood. The blood test could also determine...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men with male pattern baldness may face a higher risk of developing an aggressive type of prostate cancer than men with no balding, a new study suggests.

    But, the study authors noted that it's not clear yet whether men with this specific pattern ...Full Article