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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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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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Studying How Nerve Cells Connect

Studying How Nerve Cells Connect

The National Institute of Mental Health has awarded Scott W. Emmons, Ph.D., a five-year, $2 million grant to investigate the synaptic connections that allow signals to travel from neuron to neuron throughout the brain. The researchers will conduct their studies on the … read more >

New Target For Dystonia Therapy

New Target For Dystonia Therapy

Dystonia—when someone’s muscles contract uncontrollably—is the third most common movement disorder (after Parkinson’s and essential tremor), affecting about 250,000 Americans. Research and treatment for the most common inherited form of dystonia, called DYT1, has focused mainly on the basal ganglia region of … read more >

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