Peter Gregersen

Feinstein ‘risk index’ could get the jump on lupus

By GREGORY ZELLER // A complex research effort led by top Feinstein Institute scientists has opened the door to a wide range of early-intervention protocols for the dreaded disease lupus. A Feinstein Institute for Medical Research team led by immunologist and Professor Betty Diamond has developed a system for identifying a person’s risk for lupus by examining antibodies and a specific protein complex found in the blood. Ideally, scientists may use these unique markers to…


NIH pumps $3M into Feinstein autism study

The National Institutes of Health will fund a two-year Feinstein Institute for Medical Research study exploring risk factors behind autism spectrum disorders in newborns. A $3 million NIH grant has been awarded to MDs Betty Diamond and Peter Gregersen, researchers in the Northwell Health System’s Manhasset-based R&D division, specifically to explore the relationship between a mother’s autoimmunity during pregnancy and the risk of ASD in her child. The researchers are following up previous studies in…