BronxNetOpen - July 19, 2023
Jennifer Hardell, an Einstein medical student, explains her recent research that found air pollution is associated with longer hospital stays for children with asthma.
CBS News - July 19, 2023
Simon Rego, Psy.D., says that recharging and refreshing can be helpful for mental health, but it's important to be mindful to avoid spending too much time in bed, a viral trend known as "bed rotting." Dr. Rego is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, chief of psychology, and director of psychology training at Einstein and Montefiore.
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Science News - June 30, 2023
Johanna Daily, M.D., M.S., discusses the current outbreak of malaria in Texas and Florida and says the risk of transmission is low and the disease is preventable and curable. Dr. Daily is professor of medicine and of microbiology & immunology at Einstein and an infectious disease physician at Montefiore.
Additional coverage includes Fox News and WIRED
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STAT News - June 22, 2023
Shivani Agarwal, M.D., M.P.H., discusses a series in The Lancet, which she led, that described the exponential growth of diabetes globally, driven by structural racism and geographic inequities, and outlines action plans to address the issue. Dr. Agarwal is associate professor of medicine and associate director of the Fleischer Institute for Diabetes and Metabolism at Einstein and an endocrinologist at Montefiore.
Additional coverage includes The Mirror, The Guardian, Independent, Al Jazeera, and CNN Brazil (requires translation) and New York Post
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New York Social Diary - June 15, 2023
Marla Keller, M.D., was among the honorees at the 68th Spirit of Achievement Awards Luncheon hosted by the Women's Division of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Keller is director of the Harold and Muriel Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, and professor and vice chair of medicine at Einstein and Montefiore.
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Medscape - June 15, 2023
Vilma Gabbay, M.D., comments on a study that suggests patients with persistent depressive or cognitive symptoms after COVID-19 may have gliosis, a condition that occurs when the body creates more or larger glial cells, which support nerve cells. Dr. Gabbay is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and in the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience at Einstein and is also the director of the Psychiatry Research Institute at Montefiore Einstein (PRIME) Center for Biomarkers and Dimensional Psychiatry.
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The Washington Post - June 8, 2023
Nir Barzilai, M.D., comments on a study that found the amino acid taurine improved the health and extended the life of mice. 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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The Scientist - June 6, 2023
Sulagna Das, Ph.D.comments on her research that discovered, in mice, the molecular basis for making long-term memories. Dr. Das is research assistant professor of cell biology.
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Everyday Health - May 24, 2023
Jonathan Alpert, M.D., Ph.D., advises practicing mindfulness to help address the flattening of feelings, known as emotional blunting, that may occur in people with major depressive disorder who use antidepressants. 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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BronxNet - May 10, 2023
Mimi Kim, Sc.D., says a National Institutes of Health $30 million grant to the Harold and Muriel Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Einstein and Montefiore (ICTR) will be used to accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries into effective and equitable prevention and treatment approaches. Dr. Kim is associate director of the ICTR, and professor and head of the division of biostatistics in the department of epidemiology & population health at Einstein and Montefiore.
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Science - March 13, 2023
Matthew Akiyama, M.D., comments on the White House plan to eliminate hepatitis C, noting that more resources are needed for testing and treating people who are in jail or prison and carry the virus. Dr. Akiyama is associate professor of medicine at Einstein and an internist at Montefiore.
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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 professor and chair of ophthalmology and visual sciences and the Paul Henkind Chair in Ophthalmology at Einstein and Montefiore.
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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.
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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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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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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