May 26, 2015—(BRONX, NY)— An international team including scientists from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) has identified the molecular “lock” that the deadly Ebola virus must pick to gain entry to cells. The findings, made in ...read more
Nosing About for Treatment — A study in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery shows that rhinoplasty (commonly referred to as nose jobs) may offer a health benefit. Dr. Howard Stupak and his team found that rhinoplasty done solely for breathing problems provided better treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) than standard treatments for the condition, such... read more
Detecting Aging — Einstein scientists have shown for the first time how aging affects lymph vessels and the flow of lymph in the body and how lymph drainage helps clear bacteria following infection. The study headed by Dr. Laura Santambrogio published in the May issue of Aging Cell. The normal movement of lymphatic through lymph vessels and on to... read more
Manipulating Mycobacteria—Bacteria can exchange genetic information amongst each other by transferring plasmids—small, circular DNA that are different from chromosomal DNA. Scientists capitalize on this natural process by constructing artificial plasmids to experimentally manipulate bacteria, helping them to understand the genetic basis of important traits. Since the bacterium that causes TB—Mycobacterium tuberculosis—can be lethal, labs often use the closely related M. smegmatis... read more
Eighteen deans, including Einstein’s Allen M. Spiegel, M.D., say biomedical research needs more predictable funding. They suggest improvements in a letter published in Science Translational Medicine.
A specialist in hypertension, Dr. Alderman is widely recognized for having questioned public health initiatives to lower the recommended level ...read more