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
Monitoring Molecular Interactions—For the first time, Einstein researchers led by Dr. Robert Singer have observed—in single living cells and in real time—the crucially important interactions that occur between messenger RNA molecules (mRNAs) and proteins that bind to them. These binding proteins help determine where in a cell’s cytoplasm the mRNAs will be translated into proteins. The researchers developed a... read more
Progress Against Blood Diseases—In two recent papers in the journal Blood—the weekly journal published by the American Society of Hematology—Einstein researchers describe novel targets for attacking two important blood diseases mainly affecting the elderly: myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). MDS comprises incurable blood disorders in which the bone marrow produces low numbers of red cells, white... read more
Understanding Locomotion—As people ages they become less able to multitask while walking, leaving older adults at risk for falls, less mobility and disability. To understand the brain functions involved with this decline in multitasking while walking, Dr. Roee Holtzer and colleagues used functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to examine healthy elderly adults enrolled in their Central Control of Mobility... read more
Mining “big data” holds enormous promise for improving health and health outcomes. Dr. Parsa Mirhaji is building a research infrastructure to link billions of bits of data across multiple sources.
Dr. Chuck is a prominent stem cell and dry eye researcher and one of the youngest ophthalmology chairs in the ...read more