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Comprehensive Study of Allergic Deaths in U.S. Finds Medications are Main Culprit

Comprehensive Study of Allergic Deaths in U.S. Finds Medications are Main Culprit

 

September 30, 2014—(BRONX, NY)—Medications are the leading cause of allergy-related sudden deaths in the U.S., according to an analysis of death certificates from 1999 to 2010, conducted by researchers at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The study, published online today in the Journal ...read more

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Research Spotlight

Proteins and Drugs

Protein structure and shape are important to developing drugs. Steve Almo, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry, explains how his lab turns proteins into crystals to find drug targets for cancer and other diseases.

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Research Round-Up

Reprogramming Stem Cells — In a review paper published in the July 17, 2014 issue of NatureDr. 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

 

Understanding Causes of Cervical Cancer — The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded Dr. Robert Burk a five-year, $2.7 million renewal grant to continue studying the role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in cervical cancer. While HPV vaccination is now common, it does not shield against all types of HPV and does not protect women currently infected with high-risk HPV from... read more

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Einstein Experts

Dr. Simon Spivack

Dr. Simon Spivack
  • Lung diseases
  • Lung cancer

A researcher and clinician, Dr. Spivack is developing tests for detecting lung cancer at the earliest possible stage—before it becomes ...read more

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Recent Recruits

Dr. Wenjun GuoDr. Wenjun Guo
Assistant Professor
Cell Biology

Dr. Guo joins Einstein from Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. more

He notes, "My lab is interested in two interlocking areas of stem cell biology: the molecular pathways that regulate the normal stem-cell state in the mammary gland, and the role of these pathways in the regulation of breast cancer stem cells." Dr. Guo's profile