February 19, 2015—(BRONX, NY)—Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found a possible clue to why older mothers face a higher risk for having babies born with conditions such as Down syndrome that are characterized by abnormal chromosome numbers.
Using data from more than 4,000 families obtained ...read more
Stress and Obesity — Obesity is a major public health problem in the United States, and psychosocial stress is considered a key risk factor. In exploring the association between stress and dietary intake among participants in Einstein’s Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL), Dr. Carmen Isasi and colleagues recently found that those who reported feeling more stressed... read more
Cancer Immunotherapy — Drs. Xingxing Zang and Steven Almo have identified antibodies targeting B7x and determined B7x structure. B7x, a member of a family of proteins that regulate the immune system, is expressed mainly in cancerous cells and strongly inhibits T-cell activity. It is associated with bad clinical outcomes. The scientists developed a system to identify antibodies that could target B7x in... read more
Insights into Motor Coordination — Neurological movement disorders such as dystonia cause involuntary muscle movements that lead to muscle spasms or cramps. Dr. Kamran Khodakhah and colleagues have published a study in the November 17, 2014 issue of Nature Neuroscience that provides insights into how some forms of dystonia develop. They examined how information needed for coordinated... read more
At this year's Isabelle Rapin Conference on Communication Disorders, researchers discussed their work with Rett Syndrome, a rare neurologic disorder that affects mostly girls.
Dr. Bergman combines data from basic and clinical research to create computer models of complex biological systems. As these models ...read more