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Malaria Research: Progress and Promise

Malaria Research: Progress and Promise

From the lab to the field, Einstein-Montefiore researchers are actively seeking new treatments for the deadly mosquito-borne illness—with a special focus on cerebral malaria.  read article >

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Outsmarting Ebola: Innovative Research

Outsmarting Ebola: Innovative Research

Kartik Chandran, Ph.D., describes the strategies he and his colleagues are using to develop treatments for Ebola viral infections. A 3-D animation shows how Ebola enters a cell and delivers its payload.  watch video >

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Immunotherapy: Wielding a Powerful Weapon

Immunotherapy: Wielding a Powerful Weapon

Einstein scientists are finding ways to dial the immune system up or down. This strategy could play a significant role in treating cancer, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, arthritis and other major diseases.  read article >

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Exploring the Brain-Glucose Connection

Exploring the Brain-Glucose Connection

In a study published this May in Diabetes, Meredith Hawkins, M.D., recently investigated whether the glucose regulatory mechanism in the brain’s hypothalamus is defective in people with diabetes, which could help account for their abnormally high blood-glucose levels. To seven healthy individuals … read more >

Mechanisms of Seizures

Mechanisms of Seizures

The brain is composed primarily of neurons and glia. Astrocytes are glial cells that interact with themselves and neurons via chemical messengers, or neurotransmitters. The most prominent of these neurotransmitters, adenosine triphosphate (ATP), has been implicated in brain seizures. Eliana Scemes, Ph.D., … read more >

Posted on: Friday, June 17, 2016

 

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