February 24, 2014 – (BRONX, NY) –One in every six people in the U.S. is Hispanic/Latino and as a group they live longer than non-Hispanic whites (81.4 years vs. 78.8 years). Yet, despite their strong representation and relative longevity, little is understood about this group’s health conditions and behaviors.
The Hispanic ...read more
William Jacobs, Jr., has determined that vitamin C kills drug-resistant tuberculosis bacteria in laboratory culture.
Quelling Intestinal Inflammation — Discovery of a mechanism that regulates intestinal inflammation could lead to better treatments for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and gut cancers. The findings by Drs. Xingxing Zang, Steven Almo and the late Stanley Nathenson were described in the February 27 issue of Cell Reports. The researchers found that intestinal epithelial cells of... read more
Assessing Risk Factors — A team of Einstein researchers led by Dr. Jan Vijg, and including co-principal investigators Drs. Yousin Suh, Simon Spivack, and Adam Auton, has received a “Provocative Questions” grant of $2.8 million over four years from the National Cancer Institute of NIH, which will support their investigation of the complex roles... read more
Fragile X Explained — Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common inherited form of intellectual disability in males. It is caused by an abnormally high number of copies of CGG trinucleotides in the X chromosome’s Fragile X Mental Retardation (FMR1)gene (frequently more than 200 copies vs. 5 to 54 copies in unaffected versions of FMR1). These extra CGG copies mean that the FMR1 gene... read more
Dr. Burk is an authority on the genomics and evolution of human papillomaviruses (HPV), which cause nearly all cases of ...read more
Dr. Wenjun Guo
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