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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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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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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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Purging Persister Bacteria in TB Treatment

Purging Persister Bacteria in TB Treatment

Tuberculosis treatment is hampered by patients’ need to undergo six months of drug treatment—necessary because of the presence of “persister” bacteria that don’t immediately succumb to treatment and may become resistant to it. In a paper published online on April 10 in … read more >

Sugar Modification Essential for Notch Signaling

Sugar Modification Essential for Notch Signaling

Normal development of mammals and other multicellular organisms depend on Notch—a large cell-surface receptor that enables cells to communicate with each other. In a paper published online on April 11 in eLife, researchers led by Pamela Stanley, Ph.D., and Tetsuya Okajima, M.D., … read more >

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