News 2022

Healthline: Benefits and Concerns of Genetic Testing

Healthline: Benefits and Concerns of Genetic Testing

December 14, 2022: Dr. Nathan Tucker of the Masonic Medical Research Institute (MMRI), an expert on genomics, was quoted in Healthline magazine regarding the concerns and benefits for genetic testing.    Study Begins on Genetic Testing of Infants for Diseases: The Benefits and Concerns By Tony Hicks Fact checked by […]

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New ‘Kessinger Lab’ Marks Continued Expansion of the MMRI

New ‘Kessinger Lab’ Marks Continued Expansion of the MMRI

December 3, 2022 Central New York Business Journal https://www.cnybj.com/masonic-medical-research-institute-names-new-assistant-professor/ (Click here for the PDF) People News: Masonic Medical Research Institute Names New Assistant Professor The Masonic Medical Research Institute (MMRI) recently promoted Chase Kessinger, Ph.D., to assistant professor and added a new lab to the growing institute. Kessinger’s research utilizes […]

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Scientists Work to Identify, Treat Heart Disease

Scientists Work to Identify, Treat Heart Disease

September 21, 2022 Spectrum News (video) https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/binghamton/news/2022/10/13/utica-scientists-finding-new-way-to-identify–treat-heart-disease (Click here for the PDF)   Utica scientists work to identify, treat heart disease By Melissa Krull Utica PUBLISHED 5:00 PM ET Oct. 13, 2022 Researchers at Masonic Medical Research Institute are studying a gene to see if it impacts heart disease. They […]

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MMRI Expansion Plans and Profile

MMRI Expansion Plans and Profile

MMRI Looks to Add New Location, New Faculty Central New York Business Journal October 3, 2022 https://www.cnybj.com/mmri-looks-to-add-new-location-new-faculty/ (Click here for the PDF)   BY TRACI DELORE UTICA — Some might say Utica is home to a “hidden gem” that has played a role in saving countless lives from heart attacks […]

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CNY Business Journal: Dr. Kontaridis Named Vice Chair of AHA Council

CNY Business Journal: Dr. Kontaridis Named Vice Chair of AHA Council

August 11, 2022: Dr. Maria Kontaridis, the Executive Director of the Masonic Medical Research Institute, is the new Vice Chair of the American Heart Association’s Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Council Leadership Committee. The two-year, volunteer position is progressive, meaning she will be the next Chair of the committee in 2024. Dr. […]

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Revealing COVID’s Impact on the Heart

Revealing COVID’s Impact on the Heart

August 2, 2022  Heart damage has been noticed among many patients hospitalized with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19), leading many to wonder how it is that the virus affects the heart. New research reveals that the spike protein from SARS-CoV-2 can lead to […]

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Summer Fellows Celebrate 10 Weeks of Science Exploration

Summer Fellows Celebrate 10 Weeks of Science Exploration

July 29, 2022    Ten weeks of intensive science work and exploration was celebrated with a graduation ceremony on Friday, July 29, for the Summer Fellows of the Masonic Medical Research Institute (MMRI). The Fellows presented in-depth science presentations to an audience of researchers and dignitaries.     Special guests […]

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WKTV: Unique Science Experience for Summer Fellows

WKTV: Unique Science Experience for Summer Fellows

June 22, 2022 Undergraduates in MMRI’s Summer Fellowship Program were interviewed about their experience by WKTV, an affiliate of NBC, CBS, and The CW Plus. The Summer Fellows are outstanding college students who are given the unique experience to work in the preeminent biomedical lab of Central New York, Masonic […]

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