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 Hematology:

    FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new system designed to remove viruses, bacteria and other germs from donated blood platelets was approved Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    Earlier in the week, the agency approved a similar system to remove germs from donated blo...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans would take some type of action if they learned they had a genetic risk for a disease, even if they weren't actually ill, a new study finds.

    Adults in a nationwide survey were asked to imagine they had a genetic risk for either heart ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- How much sleep you get each night may depend to some extent on your genes, a new study suggests.

    "Sleep patterns are influenced by genetic differences," said study co-author Dr. Daniel Gottlieb, a sleep researcher and associate professor of med...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- England's King Richard III most likely had blue eyes and blond hair, at least when he was a child, according to genetic tests that also confirm it was his remains found beneath a parking lot in Leicester, England.

    Richard III -- immortalized in t...Full Article

  • 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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

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    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

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    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