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2014-05-08 16:28:20

BRONX, N.Y., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two risk factors - getting older and eating poorly - are implicated in more than 80 percent of colon cancer cases in developed countries. Now, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have received a $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate how aging and poor nutrition interact to cause the mutations responsible for driving colon cancer development....

2014-05-08 16:27:56

New Partnership with Jennifer Lopez Promotes Healthy Eating and Physical Activity NEW YORK, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Montefiore Medical Center today announced a new partnership with the Lopez Family Foundation and the establishment of the Center for a Healthy Childhood. Designed to promote healthy living through community health programming and messages and a healthy environment, the new initiative builds upon Montefiore's activities throughout its health system and...

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...

2014-02-12 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...

2014-02-06 16:27:26

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- White Plains Hospital, a leading community hospital in Westchester County, and Montefiore Health System, a premier academic medical center and the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, today announced plans to form a new healthcare partnership. The Board of Directors of White Plains Hospital approved the signing of a letter of agreement to enter into a partnership with Montefiore at its February 5(th) Board...

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...

2014-01-31 16:23:38

Announcement is Part of New Findings Released by CMS on its Healthcare Reform Initiatives NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Montefiore Medical Center, a premier academic medical center and the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, today announced its strong success in delivering quality care with improved outcomes at a lower cost for Medicare patients as part of the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model. A new analysis shows...

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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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