Neuroscience Initiative

Body Mass Index May Play a Significant Role in the Progression of Multiple Sclerosis

A new longitudinal study finds a link between blood lipids and worsening of disease in multiple sclerosis patients who are overweight and obese NEW YORK, April 11, 2019  — A newly published paper in the Lancet journal EBioMedicine identifies a link between high levels of blood lipids and worsening of disease in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients […]

Recent Study by Patrizia Cassacia on the Effects of Extreme Weather on Mothers and Infants Featured by Popular Science

Popular Science has featured a recent study from the lab of ASRC Neuroscience Initiative Director Patrizia Casaccia on Climate change’s growing threat to the mental health of newborns whose mothers were victims of severe storms, floods, wildfires and other climate disasters. […]

ASRC Represented at Immunology 2018

Achilles Ntranos, a neurology fellow at Mount Sinai Health System in collaboration with the ASRC’s Neuroscience Initiative, was selected to present his research in a block symposium at Immunology 2018, the leading annual all-immunology event organized by the American Association of Immunologists (AAI), held from May 4 to 8 in Austin, Texas. The American Association […]

Myelin Research Comes to the Fore

Neurons have long taken center stage in neuroscience research. Lately, though, the study of myelin — the specialized membrane that sheaths the axons of some neurons and which makes up nearly 50 percent of brain volume — has been catching up. Recent developments have shown the importance of myelin in healthy behavior and learning and […]

Art Meets Science in Treating MS

For the past 15 years, Ye He, manager of the Live Imaging and Bioenergetics Facility and a research assistant professor at the Neuroscience Iniative at The Graduate Center’s Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), has been searching for new ways to treat neurological diseases, mainly multiple sclerosis, a disease she calls “devastating.” A dedicated and well-credentialed scientist, she also sees art as a […]

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Advanced Science Research Center of the City University of New York Launch Inter-Institutional Glial Biology Initiative

Multidisciplinary initiative is the first of its kind in New York City NEW YORK, June 23, 2017 – The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) and the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) today announced the creation of an Inter-Institutional Glial Biology […]