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'Normal' Bacteria Vital for Keeping Intestinal Lining Intact

'Normal' Bacteria Vital for Keeping Intestinal Lining Intact

 

August 1, 2014 — (BRONX, NY) — Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that bacteria that aid in digestion help keep the intestinal lining intact. The findings, reported online in the journal Immunity, could yield new therapies for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and a ...read more

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Rare Disease Research

Inspired by the children and families struggling with the rare brain disease Niemann-Pick C, Dr. Steven Walkley turned a serendipitous lab discovery into a promising therapy.

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Research Round-Up

Insights into Metastasis — Invadopodia are cancer-cell protrusions that forge pathways allowing cancer cells to metastasize (spread) from one site to another. A study from Dr. John Condeelis and his team, published in the November 4 issue of Current Biology, offers a three-step sequential model—initiation, stabilization and maturation—for how cancer cells assemble their invadopodia. The study also found that two... read more

 

Treating Respiratory ConditionsDr. Michelle Ng Gong was awarded a $1.9 million grant to conduct research on the prevention and early treatment of adult patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), with the goal of improving short- and long-term outcomes for these patients. Her research will occur within the Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (PETAL) Clinical... read more

 

Critical Training — Dr. Kami Kim has been awarded a five-year, $1.6 million renewal grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to support her continued leadership of a multidisciplinary educational program for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and clinical researchers. Trainees in the program are mentored by a score of distinguished faculty members and collaborate on translational... read more

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Einstein Experts

Dr. Judith Wylie-Rosett

Dr. Judith Wylie-Rosett
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity

Dr. Wylie-Rosett’s research focuses on nutrition’s role in preventing and controlling chronic diseases—particularly diseases such as type 2 diabetes and ...read more

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Dr. Wenjun GuoDr. Wenjun Guo
Assistant Professor
Cell Biology

Dr. Guo joins Einstein from Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. more

He notes, "My lab is interested in two interlocking areas of stem cell biology: the molecular pathways that regulate the normal stem-cell state in the mammary gland, and the role of these pathways in the regulation of breast cancer stem cells." Dr. Guo's profile