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Rare Disease Research

Rare Disease Research

Determined to find a treatment for children with the degenerative brain disease Niemann-Pick Type C, Steven Walkley, D.V.M., Ph.D., turned a serendipitous laboratory discovery into a successful national research collaboration.  watch video >

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The Defect Detectives

The Defect Detectives

Einstein researchers are looking for the beginnings of obesity and diabetes in an almond-sized gland known as the hypothalamus. Their findings could shift treatment strategies to the brain—the ultimate upstream target.  read article >

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Virtuosity in Vision Research

Virtuosity in Vision Research

The department of ophthalmology and visual sciences at Einstein and Montefiore, led by Dr. Roy Chuck, has made new inroads into understanding the structure of the eye and how the brain processes visual signals.  read article >

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Probing Autophagy

Probing Autophagy

Cells use several kinds of autophagy—a process for breaking down and recycling proteins and other cellular components. Defects in autophagy can lead to liver and kidney diseases as well as neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s. One type of autophagy, called endosomal microautophagy (eMI), … read more >

Understanding Latino Heart Health

Understanding Latino Heart Health

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute awarded a four-year, $3.1 million grant to Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, Ph.D., and Robert Kaplan, Ph.D., to study the health of Hispanic & non-Hispanic prediabetics (individuals whose blood sugar level is higher than normal but not high … read more >

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