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2014-03-13 12:29:27

Gym Brand Continues Outer Borough Expansion with Crunch Norwood NEW YORK, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crunch Fitness announces the opening of its newest franchise location in the Norwood section of the Bronx. The renowned gym chain, best known for making serious workouts fun through innovative group fitness programming and cutting-edge training offerings, looks to spread its 'No Judgments' philosophy to another New York City borough. Crunch Norwood will be one of the brand's...

2014-03-05 08:29:46

Signs Dunkin Donuts for Retail Space, Montefiore for 16,000 SF Office BRONX, N.Y., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Simone Development Companies today announced over 20,000 square feet of office and retail leasing activity at Metro Center Atrium, Simone's new 370,000-square-foot mixed-use project currently under construction at Hutchinson Metro Center. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140305/PH76872 On the office side, Montefiore Medical Center will expand its large...

2014-02-26 12:21:40

BRONX, N.Y., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Simon Bolivar Foundation, the charitable organization of CITGO Petroleum Corporation, is accepting letters of interest for grants from qualifying organizations that offer services to South Bronx residents in the areas of education, environment, healthy living and arts and culture. Eligible 501 (c)(3) organizations can apply online at the Foundation's website: www.simonbolivarfoundation.org. Applications must be received by March 27,...

2014-02-24 12:27:00

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is One of Four U.S. Field Sites for Landmark Study BRONX, N.Y., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One in every six people in the U.S. is Hispanic/Latino and as a group they live longer than non-Hispanic whites (81.4 years vs. 78.8 years). Yet, despite their strong representation and relative longevity, little is understood about this group's health conditions and behaviors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120531/DC16559LOGO The Hispanic...

2014-02-15 23:00:05

Mercy College partners with the Head Start Sponsoring Board Council of the City of New York, Inc. (HSSBC) on behalf of the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Head Start Program. Dobbs Ferry, NY (PRWEB) February 16, 2014 Continuing Mercy College’s commitment to the Bronx, the College has partnered with the Head Start Sponsoring Board Council of the City of New York, Inc. (HSSBC) to provide health screenings and education through the College’s Mobile Health...

2014-02-12 20:22:02

BRONX, N.Y., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --A study describing the complete wiring diagram for the part of the nervous system that controls mating behavior in male roundworms was chosen as the most outstanding paper published in Science in the year June 2012 to May 2013. Scott Emmons, Ph.D. , senior author of the paper and professor of genetics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, will accept the American Association for the Advancement of Science's...

2014-02-04 16:29:33

$3 Million Gift Establishes Anaerobic Structural Biology Program, Focusing on C. Difficile BRONX, N.Y., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the foe is a disease-causing microbe, identifying the structure of its component proteins can greatly aid efforts to kill or disable it. Research to gain this knowledge will be bolstered by a $3 million grant from The Price Family Foundation. The gift to Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the University of...

2014-01-14 00:20:35

BRONX, N.Y., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first study of hepatitis C infection among different Hispanic groups in the U.S. has found that infection with the virus varies widely, with Puerto Rican Hispanics much more likely than other groups to be infected. The study, led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, highlights which Hispanic populations would benefit most from increased hepatitis C testing and treatment. It was published...

2014-01-09 12:27:16

BRONX, N.Y., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roadside bombs and other blasts have made head injury the "signature wound" of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Most combat veterans recover from mild traumatic brain injury, also known as concussion, but a small minority experience significant and long-term side effects. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120531/DC16559LOGO) Now, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, in cooperation...

2014-01-07 04:21:16

BRONX, N.Y., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More women are choosing science careers, yet women are notoriously underrepresented in senior academic positions--often because they abandon their careers due to pessimism about advancement. New research suggests that putting more women in decision-making roles on the teams that organize symposia could offer a simple, effective step forward. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120531/DC16559LOGO) Women have made dramatic...