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NPR.com interviews Michal Melamed, M.D., about new research that finds it’s healthy for adults to take 600 I.U. of Vitamin D, which supports the current IOM recommendations. Because very low levels of vitamin D can lead to kidney and skeletal problems but taking supplements has been linked to higher risk for kidney stones and certain cancers, Dr. Melamed likens maintaining the right levels to Goldilocks: not too high or too low, but just right. Dr. Melamed is associate professor of medicine and of epidemiology & population health.  (Thursday, November 01, 2012)

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Nature interviews Adam Auton, Ph.D., about his research using single-cell genomic sequencing to study recombination, a key process in gene inheritance. Dr. Auton sequenced nearly 200 sperm cells of an individual to estimate his specific recombination rate, which had previously been impossible to learn directly. Dr. Auton is assistant professor of genetics. (Wednesday, October 31, 2012)

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Katie interviews Keith Ayoob, Ed.D., about pica, an eating disorder characterized by persistent cravings for non-food sources like ice or dirt. Dr. Ayoob notes that he has seen numerous cases of pica in foster children with a history of behavioral problems, such as aggression. Dr. Ayoob is associate clinical professor of pediatrics and director of the nutrition clinic at the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Einstein. (Friday, October 19, 2012)

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New York Daily News features the BOLD (Bronx Oncology Living Daily) Buddies program, which partners newly-diagnosed cancer patients with survivors. Alyson Moadel, Ph.D., founded the support program due in part to her mother’s experience battling breast cancer virtually alone. Dr. Moadel is associate professor of clinical epidemiology & population health and of clinical medicine at Einstein and director of the psychosocial oncology program at the Albert Einstein Cancer Center. (Thursday, October 18, 2012)

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The Scientist features Kartik Chandran, Ph.D., as a "Scientist to Watch" for his research that helped identify how the deadly Ebola virus infects cells. The article charts Dr. Chandran’s career – from his high school chemistry club’s explosive experiments to his innovative techniques to manipulate the surface proteins of viruses. Dr. Chandran is associate professor of microbiology & immunology. (Tuesday, September 04, 2012)

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The New York TimesWell” blog ran a post by Samuel Weinstein, M.D., describing the typically intense but rewarding pediatric heart transplant. Dr. Weinstein outlines what a surgeon can expect, from the first call that a donor organ is available to the final suture. Dr. Weinstein is associate professor of clinical cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at Einstein and director of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and of adult congenital cardiac surgery at Montefiore Medical Center. (Friday, August 31, 2012)

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Einstein and Montefiore research using the parasitic whipworm to treat autism is highlighted in a New York Times op-ed. The clinical trial, lead by Eric Hollander, M.D., is based on indications that immune dysregulation may be at the root of some cases of autism. Dr. Hollander is clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein and the director of the Autism and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Program at Montefiore Medical Center. (Wednesday, August 29, 2012)

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NBC Nightly News interviews Joseph Sparano, M.D., about his study that found just being overweight increases the risk of breast cancer recurrence. Dr. Sparano notes that the link between obesity and cancer remains regardless of treatment and that reducing weight may reduce risk of recurrence. Dr. Sparano is professor of medicine and of obstetrics & gynecology and women's health at Einstein and chief of the section of breast medical oncology at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care. (Tuesday, August 28, 2012)

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Reuters interviews Marvin Fried, M.D., on research that found prior excellence in team sports was the best predictor of success in medical residency. Dr. Fried notes that the study, which evaluated residents in head and neck surgery, brings to light that medicine is now often practiced as a team, so the correlation isn’t surprising. Dr. Fried is professor and chair of otorhinolaryngology – head and neck surgery at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center. (Thursday, August 23, 2012)

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Nature.com interviews Jeffery Pollard, Ph.D., about a new study that links a common gut bacterium, e. coli, to cancer in mice. While further research is needed to determine how the bacteria causes cancer, Dr. Pollard notes the findings suggest a new cancer prevention strategy by changing or eliminating specific cancer-causing microbes through the use of antibiotics or even certain foods. Dr. Pollard is professor of developmental & molecular biology and the Louis Goldstein Swan Chair in Women's Cancer Research at Einstein and deputy director of Albert Einstein Cancer Center. (Friday, August 17, 2012)

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Scientific American’s "Scicurious" blog features research by Scott Emmons, Ph.D., that maps the neural pathways controlling male roundworm mating. Research outlining a brain’s neural connections, known as connectomics, offers insight into the specific nerve connections responsible for particular behaviors. Dr. Emmons is professor of genetics and in the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience and the Siegfried Ullmann Chair in Molecular Genetics. (Thursday, August 09, 2012)

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Bloomberg features new research by Richard Lipton, M.D., and Mindy Katz, M.P.H., finding early memory loss doubles the risk of dying. Ms. Katz notes the importance of detecting early Alzheimer’s symptoms since it may help reduce the risks of illness that lead to premature death. Dr. Lipton is professor and vice chair of the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center and director of the Einstein Aging Study. Ms. Katz is senior associate in the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology at Einstein and Montefiore. (Tuesday, July 17, 2012)

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The New York Times interviews Mark Einstein, M.D., M.S., about new research pinpointing the specific cells that cause cervical cancer when infected by HPV. Dr. Einstein notes that the discovery could probably be quickly translated into new tests to screen for and treat cervical cancer. Dr. Einstein is associate professor of obstetrics & gynecology and women’s health at Einstein and director of gynecologic oncology research at Montefiore Medical Center. (Wednesday, June 27, 2012)

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Is ADHD caused by bad sleep? U.S. News & World Report interviews Karen Bonuck, Ph.D., about her research linking nighttime breathing and hyperactivity. While some studies show that improving sleep problems in teenagers eliminates ADHD symptoms, Dr. Bonuck’s work indicates that snoring and sleep apnea in young children precedes behavior problems – even if nighttime breathing issues are resolved. Dr. Bonuck is professor of family and social medicine and of obstetrics & gynecology and women’s health at Einstein. (Wednesday, June 20, 2012)

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ABCNews.com interviews Robert Marion, M.D., about surprising new research that finds drinking alcohol in moderation during pregnancy is safe. Dr. Marion, who advises that women refrain from drinking alcohol while pregnant, notes that it is riskiest during the first trimester. Dr. Marion is director of Einstein’s Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center and chief of developmental medicine at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center. (Wednesday, June 20, 2012)

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