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Discovery of Major Cause of Lupus Complication Leads to Clinical Trial of Promising Therapy
Janice Thomas John, D.O., M.S., M.P.H., Named Assistant Dean for Integrated Medical Education at Einstein
Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System Receive Federal Grant to Expand Addiction Medicine Education and Training

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Lupus Clinical Study

Chaim Putterman, M.D., explains his study that identified a key cause of severe kidney complications affecting many lupus patients, and describes the clinical trial now underway to evaluate a promising treatment. Dr. Putterman is professor of medicine and of microbiology & immunology at Einstein and associate dean for research at the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine at Bar-Ilan University.

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Neutralizing Antibody Response to Yellow Fever Vaccination Attenuated in South America

Kartik Chandran, Ph.D., and Denise Haslwanter, Ph.D., describe their study that finds the human antibody response induced by the widely used yellow fever vaccine has reduced activity against the recent Brazilian strain of the virus. Dr. Chandran is professor of microbiology & immunology and the Harold and Muriel Block Faculty Scholar in Virology at Einstein. Dr. Haslwanter is a research fellow in Dr. Chandran's lab.

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The Benefits and Pitfalls of Prenatal Genetic Tests

In a letter to the editor, written in response to a story about false positives in prenatal genetic testing, Susan Klugman, M.D., explains that these tests, like mammography, are for screening, not diagnosis, and that healthcare practitioners with appropriate training must provide genetic counseling to parents prior to testing. Dr. Klugman is professor of pediatrics and of obstetrics & gynecology and women's health at Einstein, and director of reproductive and medical genetics at Montefiore.

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When a Drug Becomes a Child’s Last Hope

Einstein scientist Vern Schramm, Ph.D., never imagined that his basic research into enzymes would intersect with a 2-year-old girl dying from an incurable form of blood cancer. He and that girl (Katie Lambertson, now a teenager) and her parents share their stories.

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