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The Associated Press reports on a study by Joseph Sparano, M.D., that found a blood test five years after breast cancer treatment helped identify some women who were more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appeared. Dr. Sparano is vice chairman of medical oncology at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care and associate director of clinical research at the NCI-designated Albert Einstein Cancer Center. (Tuesday, December 12, 2017)

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STAT News publishes an op-ed by Tia Powell, M.D., on the ethical issues associated with a new “smart pill,” which can track if a patient has taken their medication or not. Dr. Powell is director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics, professor of epidemiology and population health and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and the Dr. Shoshanah Trachtenberg Frackman Faculty Scholar in Biomedical Ethics at Einstein. (Wednesday, December 06, 2017)

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CNN interviews Sanjeev Gupta, M.D., M.B.B.S., on a promising new gene-editing treatment for the rare disease Hunter syndrome. Dr. Gupta is professor of medicine and of pathology at Einstein and an attending physician at Montefiore. (Wednesday, November 15, 2017)

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Popular Science interviews Michael Lipton, M.D., Ph.D., on his research that found women sustain more severe brain injury than men from soccer ball heading. 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. (Wednesday, November 15, 2017)

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CNN quotes Chinazo Cunningham, M.D., M.S., on the need to study non-opioid strategies, such as prescribing medical marijuana, to address chronic pain.  Dr. Cunningham is professor and associate chief of general internal medicine at Einstein and Montefiore. (Monday, November 13, 2017)

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Wall Street Journal (subscription required) features the story of Einstein medical student Ari Bernstein and his decision to remain in school after his cancer diagnosis. Ari was treated by Noah Kornblum, M.D., an oncologist at the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care. (Monday, October 23, 2017)


New Scientist quotes Paul Frenette, M.D., on his research that found the nervous system drives cancer growth in mice implanted with human prostate tumors. Dr. Frenette is professor of medicine and cell biology and director of the Ruth L. and David S. Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research. (Wednesday, October 18, 2017)

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The Washington Post quotes Karen Bonuck, Ph.D., on the connection between sleep and behavior in children. Dr. Bonuck is professor of family and social medicine and of obstetrics & gynecology and women’s health at Einstein. (Wednesday, September 27, 2017)

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The Atlantic quotes Libusha Kelly, Ph.D., on how some bacteria may protect tumors from anticancer drugs. Dr. Kelly is assistant professor of systems & computational biology and of microbiology & immunology. (Wednesday, September 20, 2017)

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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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