Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

In The Media

Science magazine interviews Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D., about recent research on autophaghy, the cell’s natural recycling process that keeps cells cleans and uncluttered. Dr. Cuervo is professor of developmental and molecular biology and of anatomy and structural biology. (Friday, December 09, 2011)

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USA Today (via HealthDay) interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., about a new study that showed removing "senescent" cells – aging cells that do not function properly and disrupt surrounding healthy tissues – reduced or even eliminated age-related diseases in mice. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research. (Thursday, November 03, 2011)

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Associated Press interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., about his longevity research and the Archon Genomics X PRIZE, a $10 million dollar competition that challenges teams to sequence the complete genomes of healthy centenarians, some of which will come from Dr. Barzilai’s Longevity Genes Project. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research. (Wednesday, October 26, 2011)

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Renal & Urology News interviews Anna Broder, M.D., about her research that found the chance of survival for lupus patients with end-stage renal disease improved with frequent rheumatologist follow-up and continued immunosuppressive treatment. Dr. Broder is assistant professor of medicine. (Tuesday, October 11, 2011)

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The Houston Chronicle features research by Alyson Moadel, Ph.D., found the practice of yoga improved the social and emotional well-being of breast cancer survivors, including decreasing emotional distress and enhanced spiritual well-being. Dr. Moadel is associate professor of clinical epidemiology & population health at Einstein and director of the psychosocial oncology program at the Albert Einstein Cancer Center. (Thursday, September 22, 2011)

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The Guardian (UK) interviews David Prezant, M.D., about his new Lancet study that indicates New York City firefighters who were at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 attacks have an increased risk for cancer. Dr. Prezant is professor of medicine at Einstein, an attending physician in the pulmonary medicine division at Montefiore Medical Center and chief medical officer of the Fire Department of the City of New York. (Friday, September 02, 2011)

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Good Housekeeping interviews Adam Friedman, M.D., about nutrients in food that slow the skin’s aging process and protect against UV damage, including vitamin C, lean protein, fatty fish and beta-carotene. Dr. Friedman is assistant professor of medicine and of physiology and biophysics. (Tuesday, August 30, 2011)

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The Washington Post's "The Checkup" blog features new research by Nir Barzilai, M.D., that finds centenarians are no more virtuous than the general population in terms of their diet, exercise routine or smoking and drinking habits (includes video). Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research. (Wednesday, August 03, 2011)

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The Los Angeles Times's "Booster Shots" blog features new research by Rajat Singh, M.D., M.B.B.S., that show dieting causes certain brain cells to start eating small portions of themselves — triggering a hunger response. Dr. Singh is assistant professor of medicine and of molecular pharmacology. (Wednesday, August 03, 2011)

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NBC's The Today Show interviews Gil Atzmon, Ph.D., about the science of aging and whether measuring the length of a person's telomeres can be used to predict life span.  Dr. Atzmon notes that not enough research has been done on telomeres, so currently available consumer tests cannot provide accurate results. Dr. Atzmon is assistant professor of medicine and of genetics. (Wednesday, July 13, 2011)

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WSJ.com interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., about his ongoing research with more than 500 centenarians, some whose unhealthy habits – including smoking and overeating – seem to have no impact on their longevity. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of both the Institute for Aging Research and the Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging. For more on Dr. Barzilai's research, visit www.SuperAgers.com. (Wednesday, July 13, 2011)

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U.S. News & World Report (via Healthday) interviews Joel Zonszein, M.D., on a new study linking type 1 diabetes to risk factors for cardiovascular disease in teenage girls. Researchers found that among those in their study with diabetes, females had higher blood sugar and cholesterol levels and were more overweight — all of which boost the risk of cardiovascular disease — than males. Dr. Zonszein notes that type 1 diabetes may reduce or eliminate the protection women normally demonstrate in their pre-menopausal years. Dr. Joel Zonszein is professor of clinical medicine at Einstein and director of the Clinical Diabetes Center at Montefiore Medical Center. (Monday, June 27, 2011)

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The Wall Street Journal interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., for an article on financial planning for individuals expected to live into their 90s. While the article details some investment and insurance options designed to cover the increased costs of living longer, Dr. Barzilai notes that the final healthcare costs for centenarians are typically about one-third of those costs for someone who dies at 67. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research. (Monday, June 20, 2011)

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WABC-TV interviews Adam Friedman, M.D., about the importance of applying sun block frequently - and before going outside - to protect skin from sun exposure. Dr. Friedman notes that while many people think a tan looks “healthy,” it is actually an indicator of too much sun exposure. Dr. Friedman is instructor of medicine at Einstein and director of dermatologic research at Montefiore Medical Center. (Tuesday, May 31, 2011)

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WNYC Radio interviews David Rosenstreich, M.D., about why allergy sufferers believe they are experiencing worse than normal symptoms this year. Dr. Rosenstreich notes that if the pollen count rises gradually, people grow accustomed to their worsening symptoms. But when the pollen count rises quickly, as it has this season, people suddenly get very sick, leading them to believe that their symptoms are worse than usual. Dr. Rosenstreich is the Joseph and Sadie Danciger Distinguished Scholar in Microbiology and Immunology at Einstein and chief of allergy and immunology at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center. (Monday, May 16, 2011)

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