Associated Press - July 2, 2019
Emad Eskandar, M.D., comments on the risks and regulations that have limited U.S. clinical trials on deep brain stimulation for addiction. Dr. Eskandar is professor and chair of The Leo M. Davidoff Department of Neurological Surgery and the Jeffrey P. Bergstein Chair in Neurological Surgery at Einstein and Montefiore.
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The Scientist - June 20, 2019
The research of Robert Singer, Ph.D., and colleagues has illuminated our understanding of gene activation, or transcription. Dr. Singer is professor and co-chair of anatomy & structural biology, the Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Anatomy & Structural Biology, and co-director of the Gruss-Lipper Biophotonics Center.
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WSJ - June 20, 2019
Tia Powell, M.D., explores the new technologies, tools, and services that can help people with dementia remain in their homes longer and avoid going to nursing homes. Dr. Powell is the Shoshana Trachtenberg Frackman Faculty Scholar in Biomedical Ethics and director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics.
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Scientific American - June 20, 2019
Eric Hollander, M.D., comments on the results of two clinical trials, one of which he led, that found hormone-altering drugs seemed to improve social communication in patients with autism. Dr. Hollander is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein and director of the Autism and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Program at Einstein and Montefiore.
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The New York Times - May 8, 2019
Joe Verghese, M.B.B.S., discusses his New England Journal of Medicine study that found dancing was associated with a reduced risk of developing dementia. Dr. Verghese is chief of geriatrics at Einstein and Montefiore and director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for the Aging Brain.
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The Scientist - April 8, 2019
William Jacobs Jr., Ph.D., talks about the development of tuberculosis infections in humans on immune-boosting cancer treatments. Dr. Jacobs is professor of microbiology & immunology and of genetics and the Leo and Julia Forchheimer Chair in Microbiology & Immunology at Einstein.
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WSJ - March 28, 2019
Lisa Shulman, M.D., discusses her research that found most children who "recover" from autism still have difficulties that require therapeutic and educational support. Dr. Shulman is professor of pediatrics at Einstein and interim director of the Rose F. Kennedy Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Montefiore.
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The New York Times - March 6, 2019
Joanna Starrels, M.D., M.S., helped draft the opioid prescription guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention three years ago. Now, she is among the 300 signatories of a letter sent to the federal agency contending the guidelines are harming one group of vulnerable patients: those with severe chronic pain. Dr. Starrels is associate professor medicine at Einstein and an attending physician at Montefiore.
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Kaiser Health News - March 5, 2019
Despite the "off-label" use of some drugs, like metformin, to fight the effects of aging, Nir Barzilai, M.D., believes rigorous clinical trials are necessary to prove their efficacy and safety. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair in Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research at Einstein and an endocrinologist at Montefiore.
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US News & World Report - February 12, 2019
Judith Wylie-Rosett, Ed.D., says losing weight and exercising can prevent prediabetes from progressing to Type 2 diabetes. Dr. Wylie-Rosett is professor and division chief of health promotion and nutrition research, Atran Foundation Chair in Social Medicine, and co-director of the New York Regional Center for Diabetes Translation Research.
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