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2012-10-15 11:27:15

BRONX, N.Y., Oct.15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has received a $3 million grant from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research to establish the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Human Aging Research. The grant will fund research to translate recent laboratory and animal discoveries into therapies to slow human aging. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120531/DC16559LOGO) Aging contributes to many of the...

2012-09-21 10:24:43

BRONX, N.Y., Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The promise of stem cells seems limitless. If they can be coaxed into rebuilding organs, repairing damaged spinal cords and restoring ravaged immune systems, these malleable cells would revolutionize medical treatment. But stem cell research is still in its infancy, as scientists seek to better understand the role of these cells in normal human development and disease. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120531/DC16559LOGO) On...

2012-09-21 06:26:48

BRONX, N.Y., Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Primary care physicians - America's front line healthcare practitioners - are usually the first to diagnose illness, refer patients to specialists and coordinate care. Yet, despite that critical role, primary care physicians remain among the lowest paid of all doctors at a time when there's an acute primary care shortage. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120531/DC16559LOGO ) A unique longitudinal study of medical students by...

2012-09-19 06:23:48

BRONX, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For some thirty years, Bronx-born artist Daniel Hauben has found his muse no further away than the edifices, subway stations, and skylines adjacent to avenues like Fordham Road, the Grand Concourse, and the streets surrounding Yankee Stadium. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120919/NY76765 ) Now Hauben brings his unique artistic vision to the crowning achievement of his career thus far--the twenty-two oil paintings of...

2012-09-17 06:27:56

BRONX, N.Y., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded nearly $11 million to Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University to carry out a five-year multi-institutional study of hemoglobin toxicity that may complicate blood transfusions and reduce the effectiveness of blood substitutes. The long-term goals include making blood transfusions safer and more effective and better...

2012-09-10 10:26:24

BRONX, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Social media is increasingly popular but engaging in its proper use can prove confusing and challenging - especially in the medical and healthcare arenas. Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has been awarded a two-year grant to educate faculty members and medical students on using social media appropriately and effectively. Einstein is one of four medical schools in the United States to be selected for the 2012...

2012-08-06 10:23:58

BRONX, N.Y., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new genetic analysis focusing on Jews from North Africa has provided an overall genetic map of the Jewish Diasporas. The findings support the historical record of Middle Eastern Jews settling in North Africa during Classical Antiquity, proselytizing and marrying local populations, and, in the process, forming distinct populations that stayed largely intact for more than 2,000 years. The study, led by researchers at Albert Einstein College...

2012-07-21 06:21:15

Bronx Post Office Offering Unique Stamp Cancellation Service BRONX, N.Y., July 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Calling all DiMaggio fans, stamp enthusiasts and Bronx residents! Step up to the plate by obtaining a Special Pictorial Postmark created just for the Joe DiMaggio Forever stamps' first day of issue ceremony to be held today at the Bronx General Post Office, at 558 Grand Concourse. The hand-rendered postmark was created by Louis Pagán, an employee of the Postal...

2012-06-07 22:20:43

BRONX, N.Y., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients vary widely in their response to concussion, but scientists haven't understood why. Now, using a new technique for analyzing data from brain imaging studies, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center have found that concussion victims have unique spatial patterns of brain abnormalities that change over time. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120531/DC16559LOGO)...

2012-05-24 10:24:53

BRONX, N.Y., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "It's in their genes" is a common refrain from scientists when asked about factors that allow centenarians to reach age 100 and beyond. Up until now, research has focused on genetic variations that offer a physiological advantage such as high levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol. But researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University have found that personality traits like being...