February 19, 2015—(BRONX, NY)—Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found a possible clue to why older mothers face a higher risk for having babies born with conditions such as Down syndrome that are characterized by abnormal chromosome numbers.
Using data from more than 4,000 families obtained ...read more
Statins and Fractures — A study published in the November online issue of JAMA Internal Medicine examined the possible link between the anti-cholesterol medicine rosuvastatin and fracture risk in patients with cardiovascular disease who take the drug. Previous studies had reported that statin drugs may reduce the risk of fracture and bone damage. Dr. Jessica Peña and colleagues examined data... read more
Stress and Obesity — Obesity is a major public health problem in the United States, and psychosocial stress is considered a key risk factor. In exploring the association between stress and dietary intake among participants in Einstein’s Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL), Dr. Carmen Isasi and colleagues recently found that those who reported feeling more stressed... read more
Cancer Immunotherapy — Drs. Xingxing Zang and Steven Almo have identified antibodies targeting B7x and determined B7x structure. B7x, a member of a family of proteins that regulate the immune system, is expressed mainly in cancerous cells and strongly inhibits T-cell activity. It is associated with bad clinical outcomes. The scientists developed a system to identify antibodies that could target B7x in... read more
At this year's Isabelle Rapin Conference on Communication Disorders, researchers discussed their work with Rett Syndrome, a rare neurologic disorder that affects mostly girls.
Dr. Putterman is a clinical rheumatologist who treats arthritis and related musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Dr. Putterman specializes in lupus, ...read more