January 7, 2015—(BRONX, NY)—A study of nearly a half-million Americans has found that following cancer prevention guidelines from the American Cancer Society may modestly reduce your overall risk of developing cancer and have a greater impact on reducing your overall risk of dying. Having a healthy body weight and staying ...read more
New Focus on Protein Aggregation -- The clumping of proteins in cells plays a role in aging as well as in Alzheimer’s and other degenerative diseases of the central nervous system. In Nature Protocols, Dr. Laura Santambrogio and her team, in collaboration with Dr. Ana Maria Cuervo, describe a new way to separate and characterize protein aggregates. Using hollow... read more
Improving Drug Therapy — The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded $1.1 million over three years to Dr. Thomas Leyh to study human sulfotransferases (SULTs)— a 13-member family of enzymes that modulate interactions between hundreds of small molecules and their respective receptors. Dr. Leyh and colleagues will try to gain a better understanding of the role of this enzyme family in... read more
Enzymes, Embryos and Cancer — Dr. 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
As many as half of Americans who go abroad return home with a new medical condition. Based on a recent study, Dr. Stefan Hagmann urges clinicians to always ask their patients about foreign travel.
An authority in epidemiology, Dr. Smoller has made important research contributions in several areas including hormone therapy and cardiovascular disease, ...read more