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:

    WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some obese people have a genetic mutation that seems to ramp up the reward centers in their brains when they see food, researchers report.

    Gaining a better understanding of how this mutation triggers feelings of pleasure and gratification at th...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple blood test could help prevent neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida, new research finds.

    The test would measure the concentration of folate (a form of vitamin B) in a pregnant women's red blood cells...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise, a healthy diet and good sleep can protect the body against the negative effects of stress and slow down the aging process at a cellular level, researchers report.

    A study involving hundreds of older women foun...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most blood cancer patients in the United States who need a bone marrow transplant can find an acceptable match through the National Marrow Donor Program, a new study has determined.

    Depending on a patient's race or ethnic background, the study ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A powerful drug combo may not be as effective against cystic fibrosis as previously thought. New lab research on human cells suggests that one of the medications might stop the other from working properly.

    However, this study's findings aren't ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One of the largest studies ever conducted into the genetic origins of a psychiatric disorder has uncovered 83 new sites on chromosomes that harbor inherited genes tied to schizophrenia.

    The findings, made by an international team of researchers, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One of the largest studies ever conducted into the genetic origins of a psychiatric disorder has uncovered 83 new sites on chromosomes that harbor inherited genes tied to schizophrenia.

    The findings, made by an international team of researchers, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A recently developed molecular tool allowed researchers to remove HIV from cultured human cells in the lab.

    The team of scientists at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia said their approach may one day lead to a permanent treatmen...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified a gene mutation tied to a rare but severe, and often fatal, disease in children.

    The disease is called STING-associated vasculopathy with onset in infancy (SAVI). It's an autoinflammatory disease, involving an i...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Ruconest has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat hereditary angioedema, a genetic disease that leads to sudden and potentially fatal swelling of the hands, feet, limbs, face, intestinal tract or airways.

    The disease, ...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A person's DNA may play a big role in who they decide to hang with, a new study suggests.

    "Looking across the whole genome, we find that, on average, we are genetically similar to our friends," study co-author James Fowler, a professor of medical ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nature, not nurture, may play the bigger role in the innate intelligence of individual chimpanzees, a new study finds.

    "As is the case in humans, genes matter when it comes to cognitive [thinking] abilities in chimpanzees," William Hopkins of th...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of the genes that affect children's reading ability also play a role in their math skills, a new study says.

    Researchers compared genetic data and the results of reading and math tests completed by 12-year-old children from nearly 2,...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hematology:

    TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new bone marrow transplant technique for adults with sickle cell disease may "cure" many patients. And it avoids the toxic effects associated with long-term use of anti-rejection drugs, a new study suggests.

    This experimental technique mixes ste...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with breast cancer who test positive for gene mutations linked with breast and ovarian cancer are more likely than those without the mutations to choose more extensive surgery, a new study finds.

    Genetic testing is recommended before surgery...Full Article