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NBC News’ Today features the longevity research of Nir Barzilai, M.D., and his planned clinical study on the effects of the drug metformin on age-related disease.  Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair in Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research at Einstein. (Wednesday, September 13, 2017)

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The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) provides an in-depth look at research of Joe Verghese, M.B.B.S., and Roee Holtzer, Ph.D., that has advanced our understanding of mobility and its link to cognition. Dr. Verghese is director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for the Aging Brain and Dr. Holtzer is professor in the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology at Einstein. (Thursday, August 31, 2017)

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Vice interviews Harris Goldstein, M.D., about the difficulty of developing a vaccine for HIV. Dr. Goldstein is professor of pediatrics and of microbiology & immunology at Einstein and director of the Einstein-Rockefeller-CUNY Center for AIDS Research. (Wednesday, August 30, 2017)

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The Scientist interviews Ulrich Steidl, M.D., Ph.D., about the effect of vitamin C on pre-leukemic stem cells in mice. Dr. Steidl is professor of cell biology and of medicine and the Diane and Arthur B. Belfer Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research at Einstein and associate chair for translational research in oncology at Montefiore. (Monday, August 21, 2017)

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NCI’s Cancer Currents blog interviews Maja Oktay, M.D., Ph.D., about her recent research that found a previously unrecognized effect of chemotherapy. Her study, conducted primarily in mice, suggests that chemotherapy given before surgery for breast cancer can cause changes in cells in and around the tumor that are tied to an increased risk of the cancer spreading to other areas of the body. Dr. Oktay is professor of pathology and of anatomy and structural biology at Einstein and a cytopathologist at Montefiore. (Tuesday, August 15, 2017)

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Science interviews Dongsheng Cai, M.D., Ph.D., on his study in Nature that revealed stem cells in the hypothalamus control the rate of aging. (Friday, July 28, 2017)

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Wired interviews Michael Lipton, M.D., Ph.D., about his research on the effect of heading in soccer on the brain. Dr. Lipton is professor of radiology and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and associate director of the Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center at Einstein and director of MRI Services at Montefiore Health System. (Thursday, July 27, 2017)

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The New York Times interviews Nrupen Baxi, M.D., on Senator John McCain’s recent craniotomy to remove a blood clot. Dr. Baxi is assistant professor in the Leo M. Davidoff Department of Neurological Surgery and attending physician at Montefiore. (Wednesday, July 19, 2017)

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The Daily News published an op-ed by Sharmila Makhija, M.D., M.B.A., on the importance of funding for Planned Parenthood. Dr. Makhija is professor and chair of obstetrics & gynecology and women’s health and holds the Chella and Moise Safra Endowed Chair at Einstein and Montefiore. (Tuesday, July 18, 2017)

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The New York Times interviews Gil Atzmon, Ph.D., and Nir Barzilai, M.D., about their study linking longevity with a common genetic mutation in men. Dr. Atzmon is associate professor of medicine and of genetics. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research at Einstein. (Monday, June 19, 2017)

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Newsweek features Lauren Flicker, J.D., M.B.E., in a video and article on the ethics of developing a blood test to detect autism. Ms. Flicker is associate director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics and assistant professor of epidemiology & population health at Einstein. (Thursday, June 15, 2017)

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Nature interviews Libusha Kelly, Ph.D., and graduate biology student Leah Guthrie about their study on individuals’ microbiomes and their effect on the body’s metabolism of the chemotherapy drug irinotecan. Dr. Kelly is assistant professor in the departments of systems & computational biology and microbiology & immunology. (Thursday, June 15, 2017)

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NIH Research Matters features research led by Kartik Chandran, Ph.D., which found human antibodies that are effective against all major disease-causing ebolaviruses. Dr. Chandran is professor of microbiology & immunology and the Harold and Muriel Block Faculty Scholar in Virology. (Friday, June 09, 2017)

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Scientific American “60-Second Science” posts an excerpt from the keynote speech by Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., to graduates of Einstein’s Class of 2017. Dr. Frieden, whose father was a Montefiore-Einstein cardiologist, said scientific rigor and social conscience are powerful weapons to fight biological and political threats. (Tuesday, June 06, 2017)


The Daily News interviews Chinazo Cunningham, M.D., M.S., about treating drug addiction as a chronic disease, rather than a moral failing. Dr. Cunningham is associate chief of general internal medicine in the department of medicine at Einstein and Montefiore. (Tuesday, May 23, 2017)

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