May 26, 2015—(BRONX, NY)— An international team including scientists from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) has identified the molecular “lock” that the deadly Ebola virus must pick to gain entry to cells. The findings, made in ...read more
Fixing Livers—Many liver diseases can be cured with liver transplants, but the procedure is complex and requires scarce donor-livers. In a paper published online in Stem Cell Reports on June 11, Drs. Namita Roy-Chowdhury and Jayanta Roy-Chowdhury and colleagues found that transplanting liver cells (iHeps) generated from human pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) could be an alternative... read more
Assessment of Hispanic Diet—In a landmark study: Study of Latinos: Nutrition & Physical Activity Assessment Study (SOLNAS), Dr. Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani and colleagues used biomarkers to assess diets of US Hispanics. The researchers found that both men and women severely under-reported their energy and protein intakes. The study is important because inaccurate reporting of these nutrients can mask the relationship between... read more
The Brain & Aging — The National Institute of Aging has awarded Dr. Dongsheng Cai a five-year $2.4 million grant to support his study of how aging processes may be affected by the IKKb/NK-κB pathway involved in immune system activation and inflammation. Research involving the brain’s hypothalamus has shown that this pathway plays an important role in aging. Dr. Cai... read more
Given the choice, patients usually favor drugs over surgery. But in a study of patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation, a surgical procedure was more effective than a heart drug.
Dr. Burk is an authority on the genomics and evolution of human papillomaviruses (HPV), which cause nearly all cases of ...read more