The Scientist - September 10, 2019
David Q.H. Wang, M.D., Ph.D., details the limitations of a study that claims sticky clumps of DNA and protein extruded by immune cells help gallstones form. Dr. Wang is professor of medicine and of genetics at Einstein.
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WSJ - August 19, 2019
Helena Blumen, Ph.D., describes her NIH-funded research on social dancing’s effects on the brain and its role as a potential intervention to reduce dementia risk. Dr. Blumen is assistant professor of medicine and in the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology.
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Science - August 8, 2019
Harris Goldstein, M.D., describes his new research, in Science Translational Medicine, that uses genetically reprogrammed T cells to successfully fight HIV infection in mice. Dr. Goldstein is professor of pediatrics and of microbiology & immunology and director of the Einstein-Rockefeller-CUNY Center for AIDS Research.
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The Atlantic - July 15, 2019
Eric Hollander, M.D., comments on how ingesting the eggs of the parasitic worm Trichuris suis may affect the gut microbiome and improve repetitive behavior, rigidity, and irritability in people with autism spectrum disorder. 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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CBS New York - July 12, 2019
Richard Lipton, M.D., discusses his New England Journal of Medicine study on rimegepant, a drug belonging to a new generation of acute migraine headache treatments that was found to eliminate pain and reduce bothersome symptoms. Dr. Lipton is Edwin S. Lowe Professor and vice chair of the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology at Einstein and director of the Montefiore Headache Center.
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UPI - July 3, 2019
Paul Frenette, M.D., explains his research on a beta blocker that significantly reduced men’s risk of intermediate- and low-grad prostate cancer. Dr. Frenette is professor of medicine and of cell biology, and chair and director of the Ruth L. and David S. Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research.
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The New York Times - July 3, 2019
Lauren Sydney Flicker, J.D., addresses the ethical considerations of a court ruling allowing the parents of a deceased man to control the disposition of sperm harvested from his body. Ms. Flicker is associate professor of epidemiology and population health at Einstein and associate director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics.
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WSJ - July 3, 2019
Parsa Mirhaji, M.D., Ph.D., describes the successful use of artificial intelligence at Montefiore and Einstein to predict acute respiratory failure. Dr. Mirhaji is research associate professor of systems and computational biology at Einstein and director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Health Data Innovations.
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BBC News - July 3, 2019
Qibin Qi, Ph.D., discusses his European Heart Journal research that found postmenopausal women with normal BMI who are “apple-shaped” face a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease than those who are “pear-shaped.” Dr. Qi is associate professor of epidemiology & population health at Einstein.
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November 21, 2018
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News quotes Ulrich Steidl, M.D., Ph.D., about his recent research on cancer stem cells that lead to myeloid leukemia. Dr. Steidl is the Diane and Arthur B. Belfer Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research, director of the Stem Cell Isolation and Xenotransplantation Facility and a professor of cell biology and of medicine at Einstein and associate chair for translational research in oncology at Montefiore.
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January 6, 2015
Chemical & Engineering News highlights research by Peng Wu, Ph.D. and Ben Ovryn, Ph.D., who devised a way to track the movement of single glycoprotein molecules on the surfaces of living cancer cells. Dr. Wu is associate professor of biochemistry and Dr. Ovryn is associate professor of anatomy and structural biology.
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February 5, 2013
Chemical & Engineering News interviews David Cowburn, Ph.D., about conflicting reports on the efficacy of stapled peptides, protein fragments chemically locked into an α-helical shape, and their potential for drug development. Dr. Cowburn, who has used stapled peptides to interfere with HIV assembly, notes that stapling is not easy and many adjustments need to be made to create a peptide that will work successfully within a cell. Dr. Cowburn is professor of biochemistry and of physiology & biophysics.
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December 13, 2012
MedPage Today interviews Roy Chuck, M.D., Ph.D., about a study demonstrating a large increase in vision loss in the past decade, likely from diabetes. Dr. Chuck points out that vision loss in the young – those aged 22-39 – saw a significant increase, which is an indicator that damage to their eyes began when they were still children. Dr. Chuck is chair of ophthalmology & vision services at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center.
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October 24, 2012
Nature.com interviews Scott Emmons, Ph.D., about his study that determined the complete neural diagram that governs male roundworm mating behavior. Dr. Emmons notes that his lab took the unusual but important step of measuring the strength of each neural connection, instead of simply counting the number of synapses. Dr. Emmons is professor of genetics and in the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience and the Siegfried Ullmann Chair in Molecular Genetics.
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August 27, 2012
American Medical News interviews Robert Marion, M.D., about prenatal whole genome sequencing, which can identify an unborn child’s risk of developing chronic diseases. Because this new test will provide detailed information on mutations of 20,000 to 25,000 genes, some of which will not be significant, Dr. Marion stresses the importance of preparing healthcare professionals to counsel expectant parents about the results. Dr. Marion is director of Einstein’s Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center and chief of developmental medicine at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center.
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April 25, 2012
The Journal of the National Cancer Institute interviews Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., on the difficulty of proving the link between bishpenol A (BPA), a common chemical in homes and food containers, and cancer risk. Dr. Kabat notes that politics can trump science when enormous public concern exists about an issue, particularly when it potentially effects infants, like BPA. Dr. Kabat is a senior epidemiologist at Einstein.
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March 13, 2012
New Scientist interviews Vern Schramm, Ph.D., about his research on transition state analogs, a class of drugs he has been developing that target and neutralize specific enzymes in order to combat disease. Dr. Schramm is professor and Ruth Merns Chair in Biochemistry at Einstein.
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Newsweek - February 1, 2012
Microbe features research by Liise-Anne Pirofski , M.D., about a newly identified antibody that works against pneumococcal bacteria and could help to improve vaccines against pneumonia. Dr. Pirofski is chief of the division of infectious diseases at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center and the Selma and Dr. Jacques Mitrani Professor in Biomedical Research.
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February 1, 2012
Arthritis Today interviews Dr. Anna Broder regarding her research that found continued treatment may help extend the lives of lupus patients with end-stage renal disease. Dr. Broder is assistant professor of medicine.
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