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2012-07-01 18:20:20

Findings Could Yield Therapies Against These Serious Blood Diseases and Related Cancers BRONX, N.Y., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that abnormal bone marrow stem cells drive the development of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), serious blood diseases that are common among the elderly and that can progress to acute leukemia. The findings could lead to targeted therapies against MDS and prevent...

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...

2012-05-21 10:24:03

BRONX, N.Y., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., will deliver the keynote address at the 2012 commencement ceremony for Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Einstein's 54th graduation will take place at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall Wednesday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. The 21st commissioner of the FDA, Dr. Hamburg was appointed in 2009, and is only the second woman ever to...

2012-05-03 06:27:15

BRONX, N.Y., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in collaboration with Nurses' Health Study investigators have shown that levels of certain related proteins found in blood are associated with a greatly reduced risk for developing type 2 diabetes up to a decade or more later. The findings, published today in the online edition of Diabetes, could open a new front in the war against diabetes. These proteins...

2012-04-09 06:24:31

NEW YORK, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jed Foundation (TJF), the nation's leading organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among America's college students, today announced that Dr. Victor Schwartz has joined as Medical Director. A nationally recognized psychiatrist who has served the student populations of Yeshiva University and New York University for more than two decades, Dr. Schwartz will be responsible for overseeing a majority of TJF's programs and...

2012-04-05 23:02:11

Celebrating a New Era in Women´s Health: Information-Innovation-Wellness”- a full day conference, luncheon and workshops, draws women to hear North Shore-LIJ medical experts offer solutions to women´s top health concerns. Uniondale, NY (PRWEB) April 05, 2012 Dr. Nancy Snyderman, chief medical editor of NBC News, is the keynote speaker at North Shore-LIJ Health System's fifth women's health conference entitled “Celebrating a New Era in Women´s Health:...

2012-04-04 10:27:52

BRONX, N.Y., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Meredith Hawkins, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Global Diabetes Initiative at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, will receive the American Federation for Medical Research's (AFMR) highest honor for medical research, the Outstanding Investigator Award. The prestigious prize is given annually to one exceptional investigator aged 45 or younger for excellence in biomedical research. Dr. Hawkins was...

2012-03-29 10:20:41

Presented by the Samuel & Ronnie Heyman Center on Corporate Governance at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law - Yeshiva University Wednesday, April 18, 2012 (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.) NEW YORK, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The national economy may be showing signs of a nascent recovery. However, cities and counties may be caught in an ongoing financial crisis. New York is not immune. New York's cities, including NYC, are experiencing rising pension, Medicaid and other retiree...

2012-03-05 03:00:00

Risk of Problems Later in Childhood Can Double with Snoring and Apnea BRONX, N.Y., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study of more than 11,000 children followed for over six years has found that young children with sleep-disordered breathing are prone to developing behavioral difficulties such as hyperactivity and aggressiveness, as well as emotional symptoms and difficulty with peer relationships, according to researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva...