The Boston Globe - June 4, 2021
Tia Powell, M.D., explains that a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is often accompanied by shame and fear, which can increase the burden on caretakers. Dr. Powell is the Dr. Shoshana Trachtenberg Frackman Faculty Scholar in Biomedical Ethics and director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics.
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Fast Company - June 4, 2021
Maureen Brogan, M.D., discusses rhabdomyolysis, a painful and dangerous syndrome involving muscle overexertion that often results from starting or restarting a rigorous exercise regime. Dr. Brogan is associate professor of medicine at Einstein and a nephrologist at Montefiore.
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Allure - June 1, 2021
Dawn Buse, Ph.D., says people with migraine can still experience fatigue and difficulty concentrating in the postdrome phase of migraine, when most of the other severe headache symptoms have resolved. Dr. Buse is clinical professor in the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology.
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American Heart Association News - May 21, 2021
Jonathan Oxman, M.D., a 2021 graduate of Einstein, describes the research he conducted at the College of Medicine that found a link between perceived discrimination by Hispanic adults and changes in their cardiac structure and function that could lead to cardiovascular disease.
MIT Technology Review - May 13, 2021
Kartik Chandran, Ph.D., explains that despite the existence of variants to COVID-19, the virus has not fundamentally changed, and stresses the importance of using the current effective vaccines to control the pandemic. Dr. Chandran is professor of microbiology & immunology and the Harold and Muriel Block Scholar in Virology at Einstein.
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Medscape - May 11, 2021
Iman Hassan, M.D., M.S., comments on anti-racist training in medical education using a structural competency framework, which equips physicians with the tools to identify, discuss, and work with patients to address the social, political, and economic structures that affect their health. Dr. Hassan is assistant professor of medicine at Einstein and an internist at Montefiore.
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Medscape - May 7, 2021
Carlos Rodriguez, M.D., M.P.H., and Ayana K. April-Sanders, Ph.D., call for additional studies that will more precisely define metabolically healthy obesity and assist researchers in determining its prevalence. Dr. Rodriguez is professor of medicine and of epidemiology & population health, and director of clinical cardiology research and of cardiovascular epidemiology at Einstein and Montefiore. Dr. April-Sanders is a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Rodriguez's lab.
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USA Today - May 6, 2021
Jonathan Alpert, M.D., Ph.D., discusses COVID psychosis, a rare condition that may be caused by brain inflammation triggered by the body's immune response to the virus. Dr. Alpert is the Dorothy and Marty Silverman Chair in Psychiatry at Einstein and is chair and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein and Montefiore.
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CBS New York - May 6, 2021
Nir Barzilai, M.D., a speaker at the Fifth International Vatican Conference, talks about longevity research aimed at delaying the onset of diseases associated with aging and extending both lifespan and health span. Dr. Barzilai is professor of medicine and of genetics, 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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Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News - April 23, 2021
Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D., discusses her novel drug that revs up a cellular cleaning process and was found to reverse key symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in mice. Dr. Cuervo is professor of developmental and molecular biology, co-director of the Institute for Aging Research, and holds the Robert and Renée Belfer Chair for the Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases at Einstein.
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HealthDay - April 20, 2021
Ryan DeLapp, Ph.D., explains there is a growing recognition that exposure to racism can cause symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder in some people. Dr. DeLapp is assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein and an attending psychologist at Montefiore's Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Outpatient Division.
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Bronx Times - April 20, 2021
Third-year medical student Alex Levine describes the Healthy Bronx podcast he and classmates launched last year, which focuses on preventative medicine and transportation. Thirteen episodes have covered a range of issues, including the need for accessible bike paths on Bronx bridges and improved east/west bus service.
UPI - April 19, 2021
David Sharp, Ph.D., discusses a study, co-led with Kelvin Davies, M.Sc., Ph.D., detailing the development of a topical drug that, in rats, regenerates and restores the function of erectile nerves damaged by radical prostatectomy, the most common treatment for localized prostate cancer. Dr. Sharp is professor of physiology & biophysics and of ophthalmology and visual sciences and professor in the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience at Einstein. Dr. Davies is professor of urology and of physiology & biophysics at Einstein.
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News12 - April 13, 2021
Tracey Straker, M.D., and first-year Einstein medical student Cory Ransom talk about a joint Einstein and Montefiore project to raise funds and deliver thousands of feminine hygiene products to those who have limited access to the costly items. Dr. Straker is professor of anesthesiology at Einstein and an anesthesiologist at Montefiore.
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US Lacrosse Magazine - April 9, 2021
Todd Cassese, M.D., assisted his brother, Kevin Cassese, coach of Lehigh University’s men's lacrosse team, in understanding the gravity of COVID-19 last year and how to keep the team safe during the pandemic. Dr. Cassese is associate dean for medical education and associate professor of medicine at Einstein and a hospitalist at Montefiore.
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Nature - September 2, 2020
In a commentary for Nature, Gary Schwartz, Ph.D., writes about the discovery of a pathway in the preoptic area of the brain in mice by which a light-sensitive protein regulates heat production. The findings may lead to ways of altering metabolism by manipulating environmental light. Dr. Schwartz is professor of medicine and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and in the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience at Einstein.
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Leukaemia Foundation MDS News - April 30, 2020
Ulrich Steidl, M.D., Ph.D., discusses his research on myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and his hope that basic science and translational studies will lead to successful drug treatments for patients. Dr. Steidl is the Diane and Arthur B. Belfer Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research and professor of cell biology and of medicine at Einstein and associate chair for translational research in oncology at Montefiore.
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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.