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CBSNews.com interviews Lou Weiss, M.D., M.P.H., about a new blood test that determines whether a person's respiratory illness is caused by virus or bacteria. Dr. Weiss explains that the test, which provides results in only 12 hours, has the potential to be extremely beneficial because it can help with diagnosis and prevent doctors from giving unnecessary antibiotics, which drives the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. Dr. Weiss is professor of pathology and of medicine at Einstein. (Tuesday, September 24, 2013)

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The New York Times' Science Times section interviews Jean Hébert, Ph.D., about his research featured in Science that found a link between hyperactivity and an inner ear defect in mice. Because the study was preliminary, Dr. Hébert cautions that parents should not start testing their hyperactive children for hearing loss. Dr. Hébert is professor in the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience and of genetics. (Monday, September 09, 2013)

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The Wall Street Journal interviews Max O’Donnell, M.D., for a front-page story on a TB “hotbed” that developed in a South African prison. Dr. O’Donnell notes that poor monitoring and crowded conditions can result in the disease “spiraling out of control.” Dr. O’Donnell is assistant professor of medicine and of epidemiology & population health at Einstein. (Thursday, August 08, 2013)

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The New York Times interviews Adam Wollowick, M.D., about the dangers wearing heels may pose to the developing feet and ankles of children.  Despite their growing popularity and availability, Dr. Wollowick warns that because of their open growth plates, softer bones and still-developing coordination skills, children in heels and other elevated shoes are more susceptible to injury. Dr. Wollowick is assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Einstein.   (Thursday, August 01, 2013)

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Methamphetamine users are more vulnerable to fungal lung infections according to new research by Luis Martinez, Ph.D., featured in The Los Angeles Times. Dr. Martinez and his colleagues found that the illicit drug weakened the blood-brain barrier, which facilitated cryptococcosis fungal infection and accelerated the progression of disease in mice. Dr. Martinez is adjunct clinical assistant professor of medicine at Einstein. (Thursday, August 01, 2013)

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NBCNews.com reports on new research by Thomas Rohan, M.D., Ph.D., and Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., that suggests taller postmenopausal woman are at greater risk of developing cancer. The study found a 13% increase in overall cancer risk for every increase of 10 centimeters (about 4 inches) in height. Dr. Rohan is chair and professor of epidemiology & population health and Dr. Kabat is a senior epidemiologist at Einstein. (Thursday, July 25, 2013)

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The Hill published an op-ed by Einstein's Dean, Allen M. Spiegel, M.D., and Montefiore President and CEO Steven Safyer, M.D., titled "Angelina Jolie, the Sequester, and Health in America." The authors argue that Ms. Jolie's decision to undergo a prophylactic mastectomy was made possible by two decades of research by inquisitive scientists on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, much of it supported by the NIH. They assert that the funding cuts demanded by the sequester places this type of research in jeopardy. (Tuesday, June 25, 2013)

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Forbes interviews Jill Crandall, M.D., about resveratrol, an extract of red wine, and its potential to boost metabolism in humans. Dr. Crandall, who studies resveratrol’s effect on insulin sensitivity, notes that the research in humans is still too early and does not provide enough evidence to suggest that people take supplements. Dr. Crandall is associate professor of clinical medicine at Einstein and attending physician of endocrinology at Montefiore Medical Center. (Tuesday, June 25, 2013)

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CBS-TV interviews Robert Angert, M.D., and two first-year medical students at Einstein about the "cuddling" program they run in Montefiore's NICU. Students Jenny Wang and Caitlyn Williams share why they volunteer to hold the babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and Dr. Angert explains how the babies benefit from the extra contact and care. Dr. Angert is assistant professor of pediatrics at Einstein and a neonatologist at Montefiore Medical Center. (Tuesday, June 25, 2013)

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Medscape interviews Dr. Elizabeth Walker about her research that found targeted phone calls may help control diabetes in poor, underserved urban areas. The phone calls, which were made by health educators from the same community as the participants, provided counseling for medication adherence, exercise and diet. Dr. Walker is professor of medicine and epidemiology & population health. Dr. Walker is professor of medicine and epidemiology & population health. (Login required) (Tuesday, June 25, 2013)

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The Wall Street Journal interviews Harry Ostrer, M.D., about an historic and unanimous Supreme Court ruling that determined human genes cannot be patented. Dr. Ostrer, one of the original plaintiffs in the case that centered on the BRCA1 and 2 genes, notes that the decision should help expand access to genetic testing and help reduce costs considerably. Dr. Ostrer is professor of pathology, of genetics and of pediatrics at Einstein and director of genetic and genomic testing at Montefiore Medical Center. (Friday, June 14, 2013)

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Associated Press interviews John Bent, M.D., about the life-saving implantation in a newborn of the first 3-D laser-printed airway splint. Dr. Bent praises the researchers for developing the technology but it has not yet proven to be a permanent solution. Dr. Bent is associate professor of clinical otorhinolaryngology - head & neck surgery and of pediatrics at Einstein and director of pediatric otolaryngology at Montefiore Medical Center. (Friday, May 24, 2013)

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In a New York Times letter to the editor, Einstein and Montefiore geneticist Susan Klugman, M.D., explains how next-generation genetic sequencing tests can help guide treatment decisions for those who test BRCA negative but have strong family history of breast and ovarian cancers. Dr. Klugman is associate professor of clinical obstetrics & gynecology and women's health at Einstein, director of reproductive genetics at Montefiore Medical Center and director of clinical services and community outreach for the Program for Jewish Genetic Health at Yeshiva University. (Monday, May 20, 2013)

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Aging is all in your mind. Nature features new research by Dongsheng Cai, M.D., Ph.D., that found the hypothalamus is key to controlling the body’s aging processes. Dr. Cai and his colleagues used a mouse model to track the activity of a molecule that controls DNA transcription and is involved in inflammation. They found that the molecule becomes more active in the hypothalamus region of the brain as the mice aged and that blocking it extended their lifespan. Dr. Cai is professor of molecular pharmacology. (Thursday, May 02, 2013)

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NBC Local interviews designer Liz Lange about being an honoree at the 59th annual Spirit of Achievement Luncheon. Other honorees included Francine Einstein, M.D. (pictured), associate professor of obstetrics & gynecology and women’s health and of medicine at Einstein and 23andme.com co-founder Anne Wojcicki. Proceeds from the event will help advance research in breast, ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancers at Einstein. The event was hosted by the New York Chapter of the National Women’s Division. (Thursday, May 02, 2013)

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