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Released: 11-Aug-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Understanding ‘Chemo Brain’ in Children: Researchers Secure $4.6 Million NIH Grant to Identify Those at Risk
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Chemotherapy usually cures children diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), but the treatment may hamper brain development and impact key cognitive functions including sensory processing, memory, and attention. Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey have received a five-year, $4.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to determine how chemotherapy exerts its damaging effects on the brain. Their long-term objective is to use this information to develop protective interventions that can prevent permanent harm.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Gut Microbiome Translates Stress Into Sickle Cell Crises
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

A new study shows how chronic psychological stress leads to painful vessel-clogging episodes—the most common complication of sickle-cell disease (SCD) and a frequent cause of hospitalizations. The findings, made in mice, show that the gut microbiome plays a key role in triggering those episodes and reveals possible ways to prevent them. The research was conducted by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and published online today in Immunity.

Released: 29-Jul-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Britta Will, Ph.D., Wins Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Cancer Research
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Britta Will, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and of cell biology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has won a 2020 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research. Dr. Will is one of seven New York City area-based scientists to receive the prestigious award, which provides $600,000 over three years for innovative basic science cancer research.

Newswise: Earle Chambers, Ph.D., M.P.H., Appointed Director of Research
in Department of Family and Social Medicine at Einstein and Montefiore
Released: 29-Jul-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Earle Chambers, Ph.D., M.P.H., Appointed Director of Research in Department of Family and Social Medicine at Einstein and Montefiore
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Earle Chambers, Ph.D., M.P.H., has been appointed director of the division of research in the department of family and social medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System. In this role, Dr. Chambers will help determine the priorities and focus of the department’s research agenda and manage the resources available for the research faculty. He is currently an associate professor of family and social medicine and of epidemiology & population health, and a member of the leadership team for the New York Regional Center for Diabetes Translation Research at Einstein.

Newswise: NIH Awards $9.5 Million for Einstein-Mount Sinai Diabetes Research Center
Released: 27-Jul-2020 1:35 PM EDT
NIH Awards $9.5 Million for Einstein-Mount Sinai Diabetes Research Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine has received a $9.5 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the Einstein-Mount Sinai Diabetes Research Center (ES-DRC). The multi-institutional center is a leader in basic, translational, clinical, and community-based research and training in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, obesity, and other metabolic disorders.

Released: 26-May-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Montefiore and Einstein Test a New Drug Combination to Conquer COVID-19
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine have begun the next stage of the Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial (ACTT), to evaluate treatment options for people hospitalized with severe COVID-19 infection. The new iteration of the trial, known as ACTT 2, is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.

Released: 19-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Children Not Immune to Coronavirus; New Study from Pandemic Epicenter Describes Severe COVID-19 Response in Children
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

While most children infected with the novel coronavirus have mild symptoms, a subset requires hospitalization and a small number require intensive care. A new report from pediatric anesthesiologists, infectious disease specialists and pediatricians at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, describes the clinical characteristics and outcomes of children hospitalized with COVID-19, during the early days of the pandemic.

Newswise: Clinical Trial Begins to See if Convalescent Plasma Can Treat COVID-1
Released: 29-Apr-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Clinical Trial Begins to See if Convalescent Plasma Can Treat COVID-1
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Montefiore Health System, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and NYU Langone have launched a new clinical trial to study if convalescent plasma—taken from people who have recovered from COVID-19—is effective in treating the disease.

Newswise: Trial of Highly Touted Drug Begins at Montefiore and Einstein
Released: 29-Apr-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Trial of Highly Touted Drug Begins at Montefiore and Einstein
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Researchers at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine have begun testing the drug hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19, as part of a nationwide trial sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

Newswise: Albert Einstein College of Medicine Holds Early Graduation to Help Confront COVID-19 Pandemic
Released: 17-Apr-2020 4:20 PM EDT
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Holds Early Graduation to Help Confront COVID-19 Pandemic
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Answering the call for additional medical workers to join the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, today more than 100 medical students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine graduated a month early. Many of will immediately join the staff of hospitals in New York City.

Newswise: Slower Clearance of Coronavirus Infection May Explain Why Men Fare Worse Than Women
Released: 17-Apr-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Slower Clearance of Coronavirus Infection May Explain Why Men Fare Worse Than Women
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Researchers at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine showed for the first time that men clear the novel coronavirus from their bodies slower than women and found a possible explanation: a potential male-only “reservoir” for coronavirus.

Released: 3-Apr-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Trial for Potential Coronavirus Treatment is Underway at Montefiore and Einstein
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine has joined a clinical trial to evaluate the experimental drug remdesivir to treat people who are hospitalized with severe COVID-19 infection.

Released: 10-Dec-2019 3:05 PM EST
Einstein Receives $178 Million in NIH Funding in Fiscal Year 2019, Largest Annual Total in Institution’s History
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine secured $178 million from the National Institutes of Health in federal fiscal year 2019, marking the largest annual total in the institution’s history (excluding supplemental stimulus funding distributed as a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009). Major grants included those to lead international consortiums to study Ebola and HIV, as well as those focusing on neuroscience, genetics, and improving health among minority groups.

Released: 10-Oct-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Albert Einstein College of Medicine and CUNY School of Public Health Collaborate to Offer Medical Students M.D./M.P.H. Program
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) announced an agreement today to offer Einstein medical students an opportunity to complete a five-year program resulting in a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Einstein and a Master’s Degree in Public Health (M.P.H.) degree from CUNY SPH.

3-Sep-2019 3:40 PM EDT
9/11 World Trade Center Exposure Linked to Heart Disease Among NYC Firefighters
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

A study of New York City firefighters finds that exposure to 9/11 World Trade Center (WTC) dust is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Health System, and the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) report in JAMA Network Open that those who arrived first at the WTC site have a 44% increased risk of CVD compared to those who arrived later.

Newswise: On Becoming a Physician: New Einstein Students Receive White Coats and Stethoscopes
Released: 19-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT
On Becoming a Physician: New Einstein Students Receive White Coats and Stethoscopes
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Members of Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s class of 2023 received monogrammed white coats and stethoscopes last week in a ceremony marked with pride and reminders of responsibility as they embark on their lifelong journey of medical education.

30-Jun-2019 1:00 PM EDT
First Complete Wiring Diagram of an Animal’s Nervous System
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

In a study published online today in Nature, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine describe the first complete wiring diagram of the nervous system of an animal, the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans, used by scientists worldwide as a model organism. The study includes adults of both sexes and reveals substantial differences between them.

Newswise: NIH Grant Funds $23 Million Study of Diseases Affecting People Living with HIV
Released: 7-Jun-2019 8:05 AM EDT
NIH Grant Funds $23 Million Study of Diseases Affecting People Living with HIV
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a seven-year, $23 million grant to researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System to study HIV and the chronic illnesses that often accompany HIV infection, including cardiovascular and lung disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Newswise: Sanjay Gupta, M.D., Urges Graduates at Albert Einstein College of Medicine to “Do Good and Be Good”
Released: 24-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Sanjay Gupta, M.D., Urges Graduates at Albert Einstein College of Medicine to “Do Good and Be Good”
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, told graduates of Albert Einstein College of Medicine to embrace fear, savor opportunities to do the impossible, and practice empathy as they embark on what he called “the best job in the world.”

16-May-2019 12:35 PM EDT
Bolstering Biopsies: Testing Individual Cells to Guide Treatment
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

In research that could make biopsies more useful for many diseases, scientists have used a powerful new tool to zero in on individual cells in a patient’s diseased organ and reveal the cells’ underlying glitches in gene expression—information that may allow for more precise and effective treatment. The findings, by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Health System, and other medical institutions, are published online today in Nature Immunology.

Released: 7-May-2019 10:00 AM EDT
CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Deliver 2019 Commencement Address at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sanjay Gupta, M.D., CNN’s award-winning chief medical correspondent, will deliver the keynote address at the 2019 commencement ceremony for Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, has covered major health stories from around the world, including the successful 27-hour surgical separation of conjoined twins Jadon and Anias McDonald at Children’s Hospital of Montefiore (CHAM) in 2016.

Newswise: Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D., Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Released: 1-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D., Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D., cell biologist and internationally recognized expert on the cellular process autophagy, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Dr. Cuervo is professor of developmental and molecular biology, of anatomy and structural biology, and of medicine, co-director of the Institute for Aging Research, and holds the Robert and Renée Belfer Chair for the Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases at Einstein.

Newswise: Forbes Ranks Albert Einstein College of Medicine Among the Nation’s Best Midsize Employers
Released: 22-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Forbes Ranks Albert Einstein College of Medicine Among the Nation’s Best Midsize Employers
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine has been recognized by Forbes as one of the country’s best midsize employers in 2019.

Newswise: New $22 Million Project Targets Deadly Viruses
Released: 3-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT
New $22 Million Project Targets Deadly Viruses
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has awarded an international consortium led by Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore, a five-year, $22 million grant to develop antibody-based therapies against four highly lethal viruses for which there are no approved vaccines or treatments.

Newswise: Some Children Can “Recover” From Autism, but Problems Often Remain
11-Mar-2019 4:30 PM EDT
Some Children Can “Recover” From Autism, but Problems Often Remain
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Research in the past several years has shown that children can outgrow a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), once considered a lifelong condition. In a new study, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System have found that the vast majority of such children still have difficulties that require therapeutic and educational support. The study was published online today in the Journal of Child Neurology.

Released: 4-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Achieves Independent Degree-Granting Authority
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

More than six decades after it first opened its doors, Albert Einstein College of Medicine is now an independent academic institution, with the authority to confer its own medical and graduate degrees. This achievement had been set in motion more than three years ago, when Yeshiva University entered into a strategic joint collaboration with longtime Einstein affiliate, Montefiore. Einstein’s academic independence is the result of a vote by the Board of Regents of New York State’s Department of Education, which awarded Einstein an absolute charter, establishing it as an autonomous educational institution.

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13-Jan-2019 8:00 PM EST
Brain’s Cerebellum Found to Influence Addictive and Social Behavior
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

In a study published online today in the journal Science, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore, prove for the first time that the brain’s cerebellum—long thought to be mainly involved in coordinating movement—helps control the brain’s reward circuitry. The surprising finding indicates that the cerebellum plays a major role in reward processing and social behaviors and could potentially lead to new strategies for treating addiction.

Newswise:Video Embedded study-identifies-how-hantaviruses-infect-lung-cells
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19-Nov-2018 4:25 PM EST
Study Identifies How Hantaviruses Infect Lung Cells
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Hantaviruses cause severe and sometimes fatal respiratory infections, but how they infect lung cells has been a mystery. In today’s issue of Nature, an international team including researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine reports that hantaviruses gain entry to lung cells by “unlocking” a cell-surface receptor called protocadherin-1 (PCDH1). Deleting this receptor made lab animals highly resistant to infection. The findings show that targeting PCDH1 could be a useful strategy against deadly hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS).

Newswise: Novel Combination Therapy Promotes Wound Healing
24-Oct-2018 3:45 PM EDT
Novel Combination Therapy Promotes Wound Healing
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

By incorporating a gene-suppressing drug into an over-the-counter gel, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and their colleagues cut healing time by half and significantly improved healing outcomes compared to control treatments. Results from the combination therapy, which was tested in mice, were published online today in Advances in Wound Care.

Released: 21-Sep-2018 3:30 PM EDT
National Recognition for Einstein Montefiore Addiction Specialist
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Chinazo Cunningham, M.D., M.S., a New York City-based expert in opioid use disorder will serve on a national board advising the CDC on best approaches to address the nation's opioid epidemic.

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24-Jul-2018 1:00 PM EDT
Soccer Heading Worse for Women’s Brains than for Men’s
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Women’s brains are much more vulnerable than men’s to injury from repeated soccer heading, according to a new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore. The study found that regions of damaged brain tissue were five times more extensive in female soccer players than in males, suggesting that sex-specific guidelines may be warranted for preventing soccer-related head injuries. The results were published online today in Radiology.

Newswise: Scientists Discover How Antiviral Gene Works
Released: 22-Jun-2018 11:30 AM EDT
Scientists Discover How Antiviral Gene Works
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

It’s been known for years that humans and other mammals possess an antiviral gene called RSAD2 that prevents a remarkable range of viruses from multiplying. Now, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore, have discovered the secret to the gene’s success: The enzyme it codes for generates a compound that stops viruses from replicating. The newly discovered compound, described in today’s online edition of Nature, offers a novel approach for attacking many disease-causing viruses.

Newswise: Blood Cancer Precursor Found in 9/11 Firefighters
24-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Blood Cancer Precursor Found in 9/11 Firefighters
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

A study in today’s issue of JAMA Oncology reports that New York City firefighters exposed to the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster site face an increased risk for developing myeloma precursor disease (MGUS), which can lead to the blood cancer multiple myeloma. The study was conducted by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Health System, the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Newswise: Research Explains Link Between Exercise and Appetite Loss
23-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT
Research Explains Link Between Exercise and Appetite Loss
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Ever wonder why intense exercise temporarily curbs your appetite? In research described in today’s issue of PLOS Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers reveal that the answer is all in your head—more specifically, your arcuate nucleus.

19-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT
Soccer Heading—Not Collisions—Cognitively Impairs Players
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Worse cognitive function in soccer players stems mainly from frequent ball heading rather than unintentional head impacts due to collisions, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have found. The findings suggest that efforts to reduce long-term brain injuries may be focusing too narrowly on preventing accidental head collisions. The study published online today in the Frontiers in Neurology.

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10-Apr-2018 10:00 AM EDT
Novel Drug Shows Promise Against Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

In a study published online today in Science Translational Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers report that an experimental peptide (small protein) drug shows promise against the often-lethal cancer acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and describe how the drug works at the molecular level. The findings have led to a Phase I/II clinical trial for patients with advanced AML and advanced myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), now underway at Montefiore Health System.

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22-Jan-2018 1:00 PM EST
Previously Unknown Ocean Virus Family May Also Populate the Human Gut
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

A newly discovered family of viruses appears to play a major role in killing marine bacteria and maintaining the ocean’s ecology. Preliminary evidence suggests that related bacterial viruses also occur in the human gut. The study, by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was published online today in the journal Nature.

Newswise: Albert Einstein College of Medicine and John Theurer Cancer Center Receive $6.4 Million NIH Grant to Identify Breast Cancer Biomarkers
Released: 28-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
Albert Einstein College of Medicine and John Theurer Cancer Center Receive $6.4 Million NIH Grant to Identify Breast Cancer Biomarkers
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore, and Hackensack Meridian Health John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center have secured a five-year, $6.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to identify biomarkers that can predict which women with pre-cancerous tissue in their breast will develop invasive breast cancer. This research could help personalize treatment and improve outcomes for tens of thousands of women each year.

Newswise: Einstein Researchers Receive $6 Million Grant to Untangle the Genetic Protections Against Alzheimer’s Disease
Released: 14-Nov-2017 8:05 AM EST
Einstein Researchers Receive $6 Million Grant to Untangle the Genetic Protections Against Alzheimer’s Disease
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The number of older adults with Alzheimer’s disease continues to rise, but the number of treatments for the condition has not kept pace. Now, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore, have received a $6.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to identify networks of genes in healthy centenarians that protect them against dementia. The results could help identify new targets for drugs to treat Alzheimer’s.

Newswise: NIH Funds Research to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease with Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Released: 6-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
NIH Funds Research to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease with Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Albert Einstein College of Medicine nutrition scientist Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, Ph.D., R.D., a five-year, $4 million grant to test whether a diet rich in foods with anti-inflammatory properties can reduce cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease risk. Middle-aged and older participants from the Bronx will follow this diet, which is designed to appeal to a multicultural population, and researchers will measure cognitive function over time to assess its impact.

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30-Oct-2017 11:00 AM EDT
Gut Microbiome May Make Chemo Drug Toxic to Patients
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers report that the composition of people’s gut bacteria may explain why some of them suffer life-threatening reactions after taking a key drug for treating metastatic colorectal cancer. The findings, described online today in npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, a Nature research journal, could help predict which patients will suffer side effects and prevent complications in susceptible patients.

Newswise: Montefiore-Einstein Physician Awarded $1 Million to Train the Next Generation of Bronx-Grown Medical Professionals
Released: 24-Oct-2017 10:00 AM EDT
Montefiore-Einstein Physician Awarded $1 Million to Train the Next Generation of Bronx-Grown Medical Professionals
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Juan Robles, M.D., attending physician at Montefiore Health System and assistant professor of family and social medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has earned a $1 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support Bronx students pursuing healthcare careers and create a more inclusive workforce dedicated to underserved communities.

Newswise: Study Shows How Nerves Drive Prostate Cancer
16-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Study Shows How Nerves Drive Prostate Cancer
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

In a study in today’s issue of Science, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore Medicine, report that certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth by triggering a switch that causes tumor vessels to proliferate. Their earlier research—which first implicated nerves in fueling prostate cancer—has prompted Montefiore-Einstein to conduct a pilot study testing whether beta blockers (commonly used for treating hypertension) can kill cancer cells in tumors of men diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Newswise: Einstein Researchers Share $9 Million Grant to Find Anti-Aging Therapies
Released: 16-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Einstein Researchers Share $9 Million Grant to Find Anti-Aging Therapies
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Scientists now believe that the Fountain of Youth flows from our genes, or at least from the genes of people who live healthy lives to age 100 or later. To discover what’s special about the genes of centenarians—and apply that knowledge to extend the healthy lives of the rest of us—the NIH has awarded researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) a five-year, $9 million grant.

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9-Oct-2017 11:00 AM EDT
Novel Treatment Causes Cancer to Self-Destruct Without Affecting Healthy Cells
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have discovered the first compound that directly makes cancer cells commit suicide while sparing healthy cells. The new treatment approach, described in today’s issue of Cancer Cell, was directed against acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells but may also have potential for attacking other types of cancers.

Newswise: Einstein Researchers Awarded Three NIH Grants Totaling $12Million to Fight Virulent Viruses
Released: 11-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Einstein Researchers Awarded Three NIH Grants Totaling $12Million to Fight Virulent Viruses
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The NIH has awarded Einstein researchers three grants totaling more than $12 million to protect against three deadly viruses—Ebola, Marburg and hantavirus. Research collaborations between Kartik Chandran, Ph.D., professor of microbiology & immunology and the Harold and Muriel Block Faculty Scholar in Virology, and Jonathan Lai, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry, have led to novel approaches for developing vaccines and treatments.

Newswise: First Long-Term Study on Medical Marijuana’s 
Impact on Opioid Use for Pain
Released: 8-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT
First Long-Term Study on Medical Marijuana’s Impact on Opioid Use for Pain
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System a five-year, $3.8 million grant for the first long-term study to test whether medical marijuana reduces opioid use among adults with chronic pain, including those with HIV.

Newswise: Brain Cells Found to Control Aging
25-Jul-2017 9:00 AM EDT
Brain Cells Found to Control Aging
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have found that stem cells in the brain’s hypothalamus govern how fast aging occurs in the body. The finding, made in mice, could lead to new strategies for warding off age-related diseases and extending lifespan. The paper was published online today in Nature.

Newswise: NIH Funds NYC Center for AIDS Research
Released: 9-Jun-2017 3:00 PM EDT
NIH Funds NYC Center for AIDS Research
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The National Institutes of Health has awarded researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, The Rockefeller University, The City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY), a $7.5 million grant for the Center for AIDS Research focused on preventing HIV transmission and ending the AIDS epidemic.


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