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:

    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

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    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

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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

  • 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

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

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A team of researchers has uncovered a key way that cells respond to stress.

    As they explain it, cells produce more than 25,000 different proteins with specific 3-D shapes, but when stressed, they can make mistakes and produce misshapen proteins...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A novel study of mice has shed new light on the molecular basis for glaucoma, which is a leading cause of blindness in the United States.

    Based on their findings, researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago s...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Caregiving:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Your blood type may play a small role in your risk for dementia, a new study finds.

    People with blood type AB, which includes about 4 percent of the population, appear to have an increased risk for memory problems as they age. Over about three...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An expert panel has issued new guidelines for managing sickle cell disease, stressing the use of the drug hydroxyurea and transfusions for many with the genetic disorder.

    "This is a major step forward to try to put together all of the evidence...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cerdelga (eliglustat) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat type 1 Gaucher disease, a rare inherited disorder caused by the body's insufficient production of a key enzyme.

    Lack of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase caus...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A man with a rare disease has shown scientists that there might be a different way to try to halt the devastating damage of Alzheimer's disease.

    A mutation of the apolipoprotein E gene (apoE4) has been shown to raise the chances of developing the ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have pinpointed a gene mutation that causes a potentially deadly heart condition in Newfoundland dogs.

    The inherited condition -- called subvalvular aortic stenosis (SAS) -- also affects children and other dog breeds. Surgery can correc...Full Article