August 19, 2015—(BRONX, NY)—If a pregnant woman with high blood pressure and no history of headache suddenly develops a headache that quickly worsens, she could be at risk for pregnancy complications, including preeclampsia, which put both the mother and fetus at risk. These and other findings from a new study ...read more
Targeting Tuberculosis — In a recent issue of the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, Einstein researchers describe a new strategy for killing Myobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the bacterial species that causes TB. Drs. Michael Berney, Linda Berney-Meyerand William Jacobs found that MTb’s ability to successfully infect hosts and survive in their tissues depends on synthesizing the... read more
New Aging Targets—By digesting and recycling worn-out proteins and other molecules, chaperone-mediated autophagy (CMA) is crucial for maintaining cellular health. Impaired CMA is associated with aging and with neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. In a study published in the June 25, 2015 online issue of Molecular Cell, Dr. Ana Maria Cuervo and colleagues examined how CMA activity is... read more
Shedding New “Light”—Fluorescent proteins (FPs) have long been vital tools for tracking proteins within live cells. When fused to a protein of interest, FPs can “report” the location and levels of that specific protein. But popular FPs can be unreliable, especially when fused to proteins made within a cell’s endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Properties of the FPs can be susceptible to inactivating... read more
As part of a global festival aimed at bringing science to the masses Einstein’s Dr. Kartik Chandran and two other Bronx scientists stepped away from their labs to share their professional passions.
Dr. Bouhassira’s work focuses on prompting human embryonic stem cells to develop into hematopoietic (blood-forming) stem cells. This work could ...read more