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Translational Research: Lab Vs. Real World HIV Pre

Translational Research: Lab Vs. Real World HIV Pre

With the help of animations, Betsy Herold, M.D. shows why some drugs that prevented HIV and herpes transmission in the lab failed to protect women in clinical trials. See how proteins in semen act as an “invisibility cloak” for HIV and herpes viruses allowing them to bypass drugs and infect cells.   watch video >

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A Multi-Pronged Approach to Diabetes

A Multi-Pronged Approach to Diabetes

Combine obesity, poor nutrition, lack of exercise and limited access to health care and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a type 2 diabetes epidemic. Those ingredients are all too plentiful in the Bronx  read article >

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Breaking the Chains-of Addiction

Breaking the Chains-of Addiction

Last summer, for the first time ever, the U.S. Surgeon General sent a letter to every physician in the country. The subject wasn’t heart disease or cancer, or even the Zika virus menace. It was America’s opioid epidemic.  read article >

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Solving a Key Enzyme's Structure

Solving a Key Enzyme's Structure

The enzyme cytochrome c oxidase (CcO) plays a key role in enabling the mitochondria in cells to generate energy: It propels protons across the inner mitochondrial membrane so that molecules of ATP can be synthesized. But how CcO performs that function isn’t … read more >

Clues to Alphavirus Exit Strategy

Clues to Alphavirus Exit Strategy

Chikungunya is a mosquito-borne alphavirus that infects millions of people worldwide each year. Understanding how alphaviruses enter and exit the host cells could lead to treatments and vaccines. In a study published November 7 in mBio, Einstein researchers describe a mechanism required … read more >

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