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TheScientist.com interviews Brett Abrahams, Ph.D., about research that identifies a potential new genetic risk factor for autism that may act to shape the brain during development or early childhood. Dr. Abrahams is assistant professor of genetics. (Monday, April 16, 2012)

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ABCNews.com interviews Roy Chuck, M.D., Ph.D., about how symptoms for many diseases, including diabetes, certain cancers, and sickle cell anemia, are often visible during an eye exam. Dr. Chuck is professor and chair of ophthalmology and visual sciences at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center. (Wednesday, April 11, 2012)

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The New York Times interviews Robert Michler, M.D., about former Vice President Dick Cheney's heart transplant, the donor match process and the important recovery milestones for this surgery. Dr. Michler is professor and chair of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery and of surgery at Einstein and director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care. (Monday, March 26, 2012)

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New York Law Journal interviews Sheryl Dicker, J.D., about Einstein’s unique law fellowship, which provides Cardozo law students with an opportunity to learn about legal and medical issues affecting disabled children. The law fellows are immersed in Einstein’s Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC), which provides integrated care for more than 7,000 individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities a year, and trains with Ms. Dicker, a leader in disability law and former executive director of the New York Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children. Ms. Dicker is assistant clinical professor of pediatrics and of family and social medicine at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center. (Monday, March 05, 2012)

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The New York Times' "Well" blog interviews Mario Garcia, M.D., about a new study that shows more than one-third of patients taken to hospitals for heart attacks do not experience its hallmark symptom, sudden chest pain. The study was particularly concerning for women: 42 percent did not have the symptom and those under 55 who didn’t were 2 to 3 times more likely to die in the hospital compared with men of the same age with classic heart attack symptoms. Dr. Garcia notes that this is may be due to physician bias – doctors don’t think young women have heart attacks – and that women delay seeking treatment. Dr. Garcia is professor and chief of cardiology at Einstein and co-director of the Montefiore-Einstein Heart Center. (Wednesday, February 22, 2012)

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Voice of America interviews Lucy Brown, Ph.D., about her research demonstrating that feelings of intense love activate the reward centers in the brain, the same areas associated with the desire for food, water and even cocaine addiction. Dr. Brown is clinical professor in the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology and professor in the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience. (Tuesday, February 14, 2012)

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An American Museum of Natural History video features Anne Murphy, Ph.D., and her research that shows strained parent-child relationships improve when therapies based on attachment theory are used. Attachment theory refers to the early bond between parent and child is critical to a child's emotional development. Dr. Murphy is assistant professor of pediatrics and associate director of the Center for Babies, Toddlers and Families at Einstein’s Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center. (Tuesday, December 13, 2011)

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Science interviews Robert Singer, Ph.D., who is identified as a pioneer in the field of mRNA research, about the ongoing search to discover how proteins are placed in their correct destinations within a cell. Dr. Singer is professor and co-chair of anatomy & structural biology and co-director of the Gruss-Lipper Biophotonics Center at Einstein. (Friday, December 09, 2011)

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U.S. News & World Report (via HealthDay)interviews Xiaobo Li, Ph.D., about her research indicating that children with ADHD show brain irregularities and process information through different pathways than children without ADHD. Currently, there is no single test capable of diagnosing the disorder. These findings could eventually be used to create a diagnostic tool for the disorder, which affects an estimated 5 percent to 8 percent of school-aged children in the U.S. Dr. Li is assistant professor of radiology and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and in the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience. (Monday, November 28, 2011)

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The New York Times interviews Steven Libutti, M.D., in an article about Steve Jobs’ decision to delay surgery for his pancreatic cancer. In addition to explaining the difficulty of determining the best course of treatment for small tumors, Dr. Libutti observes that patients who learn of their condition accidentally, as Jobs did, are more likely to delay surgery. Dr. Libutti is director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, professor and vice chair of surgery at Einstein and Montefiore, and associate director for clinical services at the Albert Einstein Cancer Center. (Tuesday, November 01, 2011)

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Renal & Urology News interviews Anna Broder, M.D., about her research that found the chance of survival for lupus patients with end-stage renal disease improved with frequent rheumatologist follow-up and continued immunosuppressive treatment. Dr. Broder is assistant professor of medicine. (Tuesday, October 11, 2011)

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ABC.com interviews Ruth Macklin, Ph.D., about the ethical and social consequences of NFL quarterback Peyton Manning’s decision to try an experimental stem cell treatment, not approved by the FDA, for a bulging disk in his neck. Dr. Macklin is the Dr. Shoshanah Trachtenberg Frackman Faculty Scholar in Biomedical Ethics. (Tuesday, September 20, 2011)

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The Guardian (UK) interviews David Prezant, M.D., about his new Lancet study that indicates New York City firefighters who were at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 attacks have an increased risk for cancer. Dr. Prezant is professor of medicine at Einstein, an attending physician in the pulmonary medicine division at Montefiore Medical Center and chief medical officer of the Fire Department of the City of New York. (Friday, September 02, 2011)

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Being diagnosed with prostate cancer can present many confusing choices about treatments and side effects. The New York Times reviews Dr. Arnold Melman’s new book,  After Prostate Cancer: A What-Comes-Next Guide to a Safe and Informed Recovery, noting its “straightforward and methodical” descriptions of treatments and side effects. Dr. Melman is professor and chair of urology at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center. (Wednesday, August 31, 2011)

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Good Housekeeping interviews Adam Friedman, M.D., about nutrients in food that slow the skin’s aging process and protect against UV damage, including vitamin C, lean protein, fatty fish and beta-carotene. Dr. Friedman is assistant professor of medicine and of physiology and biophysics. (Tuesday, August 30, 2011)

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