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Using Physics to Design Better Drugs: Albert Einstein College of Medicine Awarded $9 Million NIH Grant

Using Physics to Design Better Drugs: Albert Einstein College of Medicine Awarded $9 Million NIH Grant

 

August 18, 2014—(BRONX, NY)—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $9 million to renew a grant headed by Robert Callender, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He and his fellow researchers are working to develop drugs by considering the dynamics—including specific atomic ...read more

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Rare Disease Research

Inspired by the children and families struggling with the rare brain disease Niemann-Pick C, Dr. Steven Walkley turned a serendipitous lab discovery into a promising therapy.

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Research Round-Up

Diabetes and the Brain — In research published in the August 3 issue of Nature MedicineDr. Dongsheng Cai identifies a mechanism that may help explain the brain’s role in causing type 2 diabetes. Studying obese and aged mice—conditions associated with diabetes—Dr. Cai’s team found increased levels of a molecule called transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) within the hypothalamus of their brains. Then, using... read more

 

Addressing Chronic Kidney Disease  The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases awarded Dr. Michal Melamed nearly $1 million over two years for her research on chronic kidney disease (CKD) care. CKD affects disproportionate numbers of people in the black and Hispanic communities, and controlling blood pressure can help keep the disease... read more

 

Insights into Metastasis — Invadopodia are cancer-cell protrusions that forge pathways allowing cancer cells to metastasize (spread) from one site to another. A study from Dr. John Condeelis and his team, published in the November 4 issue of Current Biology, offers a three-step sequential model—initiation, stabilization and maturation—for how cancer cells assemble their invadopodia. The study also found that two... read more

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Dr. John Greally

Dr. John Greally
  • Genetics
  • Epigenetics/epigenomics

Dr. Greally began his career as a pediatrician who subspecialized in clinical genetics, seeing patients with genetic syndromes, birth defects ...read more

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Dr. Wenjun GuoDr. Wenjun Guo
Assistant Professor
Cell Biology

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