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Short Sleep Duration and Sleep-Related Breathing Problems Increase Obesity Risk in Kids

Short Sleep Duration and Sleep-Related Breathing Problems Increase Obesity Risk in Kids


December 11, 2014—(BRONX, NY)—Sleep-related breathing problems and chronic lack of sleep may each double the risk of a child becoming obese by age 15, according to new research from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The good news is that both sleep problems can be corrected. The study, ...read more

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Enzymes, Embryos and CancerDr. David Shechter has been awarded a combined $2.3 million in funding from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and the American Cancer Society. The ACS grant supports his study of regulation of the chaperones that escort histone proteins to assemble chromatin, the physiological form of the genome containing epigenetic information. Epigenetics,... read more


Roundworm Anatomy — The National Institutes of Health has awarded Dr. David Hall a $2.7 million, four-year renewal grant to support Einstein’s Center for Caenorhabditis elegans Anatomy. Study of the C. elegans (roundworm)genome and anatomy has provided valuable insights into the function of human genes. The Einstein center is staffed by Dr. Hall and colleagues, who have uncovered basic... read more


Novel Fusion Mechanism — A study led by Dr. Margaret Kielian, published in the December 4, 2014, online issue of PLoS Pathogens, describes the unique way that the rubella virus (RuV) infects cells. RuV infection causes German measles, which in pregnant women can lead to fetal death, miscarriage or severe birth defects. Although vaccination has greatly reduced Rubella cases in the developed world,... read more

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Art and Science

Art and Science

Sabriya Stukes and Hillary Guzik teamed up to earn top honors in the 2014 BioArt Awards for their image depicting a "tug of war" between a fungal cell and two macrophages.

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Dr. Mark Einstein

Dr. Mark Einstein
  • Cervical cancer
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)

Dr. Einstein specializes in preventing and treating gynecologic cancers, particularly cervical cancer.  He has studied vaccines and other ways to ...read more

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