Featured Stories tagged with "research"

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Can soybeans prevent cancer? Does vocal pitch of a salesperson influence sales? Can a more-detailed heart imaging technology prevent cardiac death? The answers to these questions, and others, were presented during the fourth annual Touro College Research Day, coordinated by the Office of Sponsored Programs and hosted at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) campus in Harlem on April 28, 2015.
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This November, the Touro College Libraries held the 4th annual Faculty-Author Appreciation Reception, honoring faculty throughout the Touro College and University System (including New York Medical College) who authored publications in 2014.
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A group of nine undergraduate students, under the leadership of Touro Biology Department Chair and Professor Milton Schiffenbauer and Biology Department Coordinator and Assistant Professor Helene Ver Eecke, presented their published research abstract, The Antiviral Effect of White Tea Polyphenol on May 20th at the 113th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) in Denver, CO.
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Professor Zvi Loewy, who heads the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences at Touro College of Pharmacy and has served as VP of Research at two major pharmaceutical companies, invented the first “all in one” system to help diabetics measure glucose levels. This innovative medical device just received approval from the Food and Drug Administration and will soon be hitting the market. Touro Talk caught up with Prof. Loewy to learn more about this exciting development.
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Students and faculty from the School of Health Sciences’ Physical Therapy Program attended the American Physical Therapy Association Annual Meeting in Las Vegas where they presented their poster presentations in February.  
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The simple act of sipping water through a plastic straw was a challenge for Stephanie Jacob’s patient, a 46-year-old mother who suffers from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disorder also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
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Every day, students of all ages in schools across the country are tasked with learning and mastering knowledge, procedures, facts and skills. But how, exactly, does this take place? Recently, Touro faculty members had a chance to deepen their understanding of the learning process while attending a Lander Center Idea Exchange, “Attention and Memory.”
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Inside a laboratory at the New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS), research assistants Viktoriya Yusopova and Abraham Levitman examine a computer printout of a gene containing over 30,000 nucleotides, from which they will identify a small number of important sequences.