October 20, 2014 – (BRONX, NY) – Rates of depression and anxiety vary widely among different segments of the U.S. Hispanic and Latino population, with the highest prevalence of depressive symptoms in Puerto Ricans, according to a new report from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the ...read more
Transporting Drugs into Tumors — Dr. I. David Goldman has been awarded a four-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to continue research into a membrane protein his laboratory discovered, called the proton-coupled folate transporter (PCFT), which is responsible for the absorption of folates in the intestine and transport of folates into the brain. Folates are a... read more
Insights into Health Risks — A study led by Dr. Francine Einstein, published in the October 10, 2014 issue of Nature Communications, has, for the first time, detected epigenetic changes caused by two very different intrauterine environments: those yielding abnormally small and abnormally large infants. The researchers carried out genome-wide DNA methylation assays on purified hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells obtained from... read more
Flipping a Color Switch — Thanks to fluorescent proteins (FPs), researchers now have a palette of colors to choose from when imaging cellular processes. Such photactivatable FPs enabled the winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry to carry out the super-resolution microscopy that earned them the prize. Dr. Vladislav Verkhusha has engineered more than a dozen photoswitchable FPs for... read more
Obese people are more likely to get cancer (especially breast, colon, endometrial, kidney or esophageal) and to die of it. Einstein researchers are probing why obesity is so dangerous.
Dr. Ilowite is an expert in pediatric rheumatology. He is working on new treatments for children with chronic arthritis and ...read more