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TB Wars: Why We Need a Tuberculosis Vaccine

TB Wars: Why We Need a Tuberculosis Vaccine

Graduate student Steve Kennedy, who works in the lab of Dr. Steven Porcelli, uses whiteboard animation to explain his research on a vaccine to thwart drug-resistant tuberculosis strains.  watch video >

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Changing the Face of Cancer Research

Changing the Face of Cancer Research

Access to clinical trials is now an integral part of providing high-quality cancer care. But people of color have been historically underrepresented in these studies. Dr. Joe Sparano and his colleagues, supported by a NCI grant, are working to change that.  read article >

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Big Data Comes to Academic Medicine

Big Data Comes to Academic Medicine

Einstein and Montefiore are building an innovative health informatics system that can capture, contextualize and assess data from research studies and patient encounters—with the ultimate goal of improving healthcare.  read article >

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A One-two TB Knockout Punch

A One-two TB Knockout Punch

Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes TB, has developed extensive drug resistance so that treatment is often lengthy or ineffective. In a paper published on June 26 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Michael Berney, Ph.D., and his graduate student Erik Hasenoehrl, … read more >

Mapping a Viral Infection Highway

Mapping a Viral Infection Highway

Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1), the virus responsible for oral herpes, infects about half the world’s population. HSV-1 infects neurons of cranial nerves—especially the trigeminal ganglion nerves responsible for facial sensation and motor function. The viruses travel up the axons of these … read more >

Posted on: Thursday, July 13, 2017

 

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