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Rockefeller University Hospital shares $2.8 million contract to study preventing drug-resistant infections in the community

Rockefeller University Hospital shares $2.8 million contract to study preventing drug-resistant infections in the communityThe Community Acquired MRSA Project (“CAMP2”) will enroll patients with skin infections, provide English- and Spanish-language health education materials about community-acquired drug-resistant staph infections, and incorporate a home visit program by community health workers to evaluate the effectiveness of household decontamination in preventing reinfection and transmission. More »

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Biostatistics approach to genetics yields new clues to roots of autism

Researchers have developed a statistical method for genetic screens that improves the classic genome-wide association screen, and, applying to autism, have uncovered genes related to the disorder that had not been suggested in previous analyses. The scientists offer evidence that beginning treatment in infants at the first symptoms could change the course of the disease, possibly preventing the permanent “pruning” of neurons, which occurs during the first two years of life, from cementing autistic symptoms in place. More »

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Large-scale survey of clinical research participants shows mostly positive experiences

Although many participants gave high marks to the research teams’ trustworthiness and ability to explain their protocols, the survey also revealed that a sizable minority did not feel completely prepared for the study. The results suggest aspects of the participant experience that researchers may be able to address. More »

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University receives accreditation for its human research protection program

Rockefeller University receives the “gold seal” for human subject protection programs, which recognizes the institution’s commitment to providing strong safeguards on behalf of human research participants.

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Rockefeller University Hospital opens clinical trial into statin-associated muscle complaints

The most widely prescribed class of drugs in the country, statins have helped millions of people lower their cholesterol and reduce their risk of heart attacks — but their side effects, including muscle pain and cramping, have proven to be something of a sore point for many patients. Now, researchers at The Rockefeller University Hospital aim to determine the cause of statin-associated myopathy in a new clinical study. More »

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