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2012-10-22 11:25:50

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Montefiore Medical Center today announced an agreement with Simone Development to lease an 11-story, 280,000-square-foot building at Hutchinson Metro Center. The new construction project, scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2014, reflects an evolution in the delivery of healthcare, providing new space for multidisciplinary approaches to care and integrating technology that allows Montefiore to provide necessary treatments without the need...

2012-10-15 15:23:52

Study Shows Surgical Proficiency Levels are Achieved at Variable Rates and Suggests Current Protocols Insufficiently Evaluate Residents' Skills NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a paper published today in Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery entitled "Criterion-Based (Proficiency) Training to Improve Surgical Performance," researchers at Montefiore Medical Center have demonstrated that current requirements for surgical proficiency, including the...

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...

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...

2012-09-20 06:30:36

BRONX, N.Y., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Why does cancer arise in certain parts of the body and not others? How exactly does it spread? These are critical questions that cannot be answered clearly despite decades of cancer research. Answers to complex but central questions about cancer have long stymied efforts to "win the war" on the disease. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120531/DC16559LOGO) Two research teams at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva...

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...