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Study Identifies Ebola Virus's Achilles' Heel

Study Identifies Ebola Virus's Achilles' Heel

 

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

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Manipulating Mycobacteria—Bacteria can exchange genetic information amongst each other by transferring plasmids—small, circular DNA that are different from chromosomal DNA. Scientists capitalize on this natural process by constructing artificial plasmids to experimentally manipulate bacteria, helping them to understand the genetic basis of important traits. Since the bacterium that causes TB—Mycobacterium tuberculosis—can be lethal, labs often use the closely related M. smegmatis... read more

 

Diabetes and Obesity — Obese people are at increased risk for developing insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Chronic inflammation in abdominal fat (known as adipose tissue) can lead to insulin resistance. A study by Dr. Jeffrey Pessin in the November 2014 issue of Cell Reports offers insight into how inflammation caused by a high-fat diet is regulated within adipose... read more

 

Breast Cancer Risk — Obesity is a well-established risk factor for breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Prior studies by Drs. Howard Strickler and Marc Gunter and colleagues, suggested that insulin might help explain this breast cancer – obesity relationship. But whether obese women with normal insulin levels (so called “healthy-obese”) also had high breast cancer risk was unknown. In a... read more

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Funding Research

Funding Research

Eighteen deans, including Einstein’s Allen M. Spiegel, M.D., say biomedical research needs more predictable funding. They suggest improvements in a letter published in Science Translational Medicine.

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Dr. Jeffrey Segall

Dr. Jeffrey Segall
  • Biomedical technologies
  • Imaging

Dr. Segall studies how tumor cells invade tissues and spread through the body. He has developed sophisticated imaging methods for ...read more

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