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Slow Walking Speed and Memory Complaints Can Predict Dementia

Slow Walking Speed and Memory Complaints Can Predict Dementia


July 25, 2014—(BRONX, NY)—A study involving nearly 27,000 older adults on five continents found that nearly 1 in 10 met criteria for pre-dementia based on a simple test that measures how fast people walk and whether they have cognitive complaints. People who tested positive for pre-dementia were twice as likely ...read more

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Young Hispanics Often Obese, at Risk for Heart Disease

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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. Simon Spivack

Dr. Simon Spivack
  • Lung diseases
  • Lung cancer

A researcher and clinician, Dr. Spivack is developing tests for detecting lung cancer at the earliest possible stage—before it becomes ...read more

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Recent Recruits

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