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Potassium-rich Foods Cut Stroke, Death Risk among Older Women

Potassium-rich Foods Cut Stroke, Death Risk among Older Women

 

September 4, 2014—(Bronx, NY)—Postmenopausal women who eat foods higher in potassium are less likely to have strokes or to die from any cause than women who eat fewer potassium-rich foods, according to data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI). The research, led by Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva ...read more

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Drug Shows Promise Against Sudan Strain of Ebola in Mice

Using Physics to Design Better Drugs: Albert Einstein College of Medicine Awarded $9 Million NIH Grant

 

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. Richard Gorlick

Dr. Richard Gorlick
  • Cancer
  • Pediatric oncology

Dr. Gorlick is a pediatric oncologist specializing in sarcoma (a type of cancer that affects connective tissue) and an international ...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