Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

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Bloomberg BusinessWeek interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., about whole genome sequencing of the elderly and how it may reveal the secrets to healthy aging. Dr. Barzilai notes that the centenarians in his Longevity Genes Project have just as many genetic variants for diseases as the rest of the population, but they also have rare genetic variants that protect them from developing those diseases. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research.

(Wednesday, June 20, 2012)

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CBS Evening News features Nir Barzilai, M.D., his aging research and Irving Kahn, a centenarian enrolled in Einstein's Longevity Research Project. Dr. Barzilai, who found that his healthy centenarian study participants were twice as likely to have the cholesterol-controlling CETP gene, notes that the development of drugs mimicking the genes of so-called "SuperAgers" could help protect against age-related diseases in the general population. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research.

(Thursday, May 31, 2012)

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In a Huffington Post editorial stressing the rise in retracted scientific papers, Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., suggests drastic changes to scientific culture. Along with co-author Ferric Fang, M.D., of the University of Washington, Dr. Casadevall points to the “winner-take-all” reward system and the decline in federal funding as major causes for concern. Dr. Casadevall is professor and chair of microbiology & immunology at Einstein.

(Wednesday, May 30, 2012)

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Today.com interviews Chaim Putterman, M.D., about the link between lupus and necrotizing fascititis, a rare flesh-eating bacterial infection. Dr. Putterman notes that increased susceptibility to infections like necrotizing fascititis is often a side effect of medications used to treat autoimmune diseases like lupus. Dr. Putterman is chief of the division of rheumatology at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center.

(Tuesday, May 15, 2012)

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Associated Press features comments by Dean Allen M. Spiegel, M.D., about Einstein’s progress in stem cell research since state funding began in 2007. The report on the Empire State Stem Cell Program notes that Einstein has advanced the understanding of blood stem cell function and of liver cell replication which could help make liver transplantation easier. Dr. Spiegel is the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean at Einstein.

(Monday, May 07, 2012)

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The Daily News interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., about the rise in senior citizens staying in the workforce into their 80s and 90s and his research into the longevity genes of SuperAgers, a group of healthy and active centenarians. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research.

(Monday, April 30, 2012)

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The Daily News interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., about the rise in senior citizens staying in the workforce into their 80s and 90s and his research into the longevity genes of SuperAgers, a group of healthy and active centenarians. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research.

(Monday, April 30, 2012)

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The New York Times interviews Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., about two editorials he co-wrote that expose the recent increase in retracted scientific papers and call for a fundamental shift in the scientific culture and funding systems that he believes are behind the trend. Dr. Casadevall is professor and chair of microbiology & immunology at Einstein.

(Wednesday, April 18, 2012)

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The New York Times interviews Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., about two editorials he co-wrote that expose the recent increase in retracted scientific papers and call for a fundamental shift in the scientific culture and funding systems that he believes are behind the trend. Dr. Casadevall is professor and chair of microbiology & immunology at Einstein.

(Wednesday, April 18, 2012)

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The New York Daily News interviews Dean Allen M. Spiegel, M.D., about the Van Etten renovations that are transforming the building into a state-of-the-art facility for education, research and medical care. Dr. Spiegel is the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean at Einstein.

(Wednesday, April 11, 2012)

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Nature interviews Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., about the mysterious Kawasaki disease, a sometimes fatal illness that strikes young children and possibly travels to Japan and the U.S. on wind currents. Rates of reported cases of the disease, whose cause is still unknown, correlate to the rise and fall of northwest winds in Japan. Dr. Casadevall notes the circumstantial evidence for wind-borne Kawasaki disease is strong, but emphasizes that correlation is not causation. Dr. Casadevall is professor and chair of microbiology and immunology at Einstein.

(Friday, April 06, 2012)

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ABC News.com interviews Joel Zonszein, M.D., about two new trials showing bariatric surgery is an effective treatment for diabetes, lowering blood sugar levels in patients even before the weight comes off. Dr. Zonszein notes that less than two percent of diabetes patients are treated with bariatric or metabolic surgery and that more people can benefit. Dr. Zonszein is  professor of clinical medicine at Einstein and director of the Clinical Diabetes Center at Montefiore Medical Center.

(Monday, March 26, 2012)

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The Washington Post’s “The Checkup” blog interviews Chaim Putterman, M.D., about entertainer Nick Cannon’s treatment options for his lupus nephritis, an autoimmune disease that affects the kidneys. Dr. Putterman is chief of the division of rheumatology at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center. (Thursday, March 08, 2012)

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Bronx News interviews Rubin Silverman, M.D., about how heart disease affects women differently than men and offers prevention tips for both genders. Dr. Silverman is assistant clinical professor of medicine.

(Wednesday, March 07, 2012)

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The New York Times (Science Times) interviews Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., about whether amateur biologists are capable of engineering the deadly, mutant version of the H5N1 flu virus created by professional scientists. While there are safeguards in place to prevent it, Dr. Casadevall notes that human ingenuity shouldn’t be underestimated and a determined actor could succeed. Dr. Casadevall is professor and chair of immunology & microbiology and the Leo and Julia Forchheimer Chair in Microbiology & Immunology at Einstein. (Tuesday, March 06, 2012)

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