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2013-08-28 16:22:43

BRONX, N.Y., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have shown that high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children appear to outgrow a critical social communication disability. Younger children with ASD have trouble integrating the auditory and visual cues associated with speech, but the researchers found that the problem clears up in adolescence. The study was published today in the online edition of...

2013-08-06 16:28:01

BRONX, N.Y., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that community-based pharmacies can be effective locations for offering rapid HIV testing, diagnosing HIV, and connecting those who test positive with medical care quickly. The study is in the August issue of the journal AIDS Patient Care and STDs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120531/DC16559LOGO) The Centers of Disease Control and...

2013-06-12 12:28:06

New state-of-the-art ambulatory (outpatient) care facility designed to keep people out of hospital, improve treatment options, enhance quality of life and exemplify cost-efficiency TORONTO, June 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian healthcare reached a milestone today as Women's College Hospital (WCH) (www.womenscollegehospital.ca) unveiled the Hospital of the Future, a new state-of-the-art ambulatory (outpatient) care facility that is revolutionizing the way healthcare is provided to women and...

2013-06-11 00:20:49

BRONX, N.Y., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (http://www.einstein.yu.edu/) of Yeshiva University have shown that soccer players who frequently head the ball have brain abnormalities resembling those found in patients with concussion (mild traumatic brain injury). The study, which used advanced imaging techniques and cognitive tests that assessed memory, was published online today in the journal Radiology. (Logo:...

2013-05-01 16:29:44

NEW YORK, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the search continues for the Fountain of Youth, researchers may have found the body's "fountain of aging": the brain region known as the hypothalamus. For the first time, scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University report that the hypothalamus of mice controls aging throughout the body. Their discovery of a specific age-related signaling pathway opens up new strategies for combating diseases of old age and...

2013-04-09 16:24:34

New facility offers expert staff, cutting-edge technology, and innovative treatment model. LANGHORNE, Pa., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Mary Medical Center has completed Phase 2 of its Emergency Department and Trauma Center expansion. To celebrate this event, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday, April 9, at 9 a.m., in the newly renovated Emergency Department. This event included speakers, reception, and tours. Due for a total project completion in August 2013, the...

2012-12-04 16:26:37

BRONX, N.Y., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have been awarded two Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for their innovative global health and development research projects. The grant recipients are Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., who is working to create a novel vaccine for tuberculosis (TB), and Ekaterina Dadachova, Ph.D., and Joan Berman, Ph.D., for their work...

2012-11-15 12:22:48

BRONX, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading neurobiologist Michael Aschner, Ph.D., known for his research on the effect of heavy metals on the brain, will join the faculty of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Aschner will be named professor of molecular pharmacology and of pediatrics, and director of a new Einstein center of toxicology. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120531/DC16559LOGO) "Michael Aschner is an outstanding scientist...

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...

2012-09-27 06:28:43

BRONX, N.Y., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the first study of its kind, a research team led by Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine discovered 12 genetic markers associated with the development of erectile dysfunction (ED) in prostate cancer patients who were treated with radiation. The findings, published online today in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics, are an important step toward helping...