October 20, 2014 – (BRONX, NY) – Rates of depression and anxiety vary widely among different segments of the U.S. Hispanic and Latino population, with the highest prevalence of depressive symptoms in Puerto Ricans, according to a new report from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the ...read more
Flipping a Color Switch — Thanks to fluorescent proteins (FPs), researchers now have a palette of colors to choose from when imaging cellular processes. Such photactivatable FPs enabled the winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry to carry out the super-resolution microscopy that earned them the prize. Dr. Vladislav Verkhusha has engineered more than a dozen photoswitchable FPs for... read more
Reprogramming Stem Cells — In a review paper published in the July 17, 2014 issue of Nature, Dr. Paul Frenette and colleague Dr. Daniel Lucas discuss recent advances in producing blood stem cells by reprogramming adult cells to develop into induced pluripotent stem cells that would then differentiate into blood stem cells?also known as hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). Bone marrow transplants involve harvesting... read more
Looking Deep Into Tissues — The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded nearly $1.3 million over four years to Dr. Vladislav Verkhusha to develop new types of fluorescent proteins that allow for non-invasive imaging of living cells, deep tissues and whole animals. Dr. Verkhusha’s lab already developed proteins that fluoresce in the near-infrared (NIR) window—a range of... read more
Dr. Arturo Casadevall was elected as a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), which is among the highest honors one can receive in the fields of health and medicine.
Dr. Greally began his career as a pediatrician who subspecialized in clinical genetics, seeing patients with genetic syndromes, birth defects ...read more