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2011-10-27 17:56:00

BRONX, N.Y., Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A panel of prominent medical school deans from across the country convened today in New York City to discuss the future of annual medical school rankings issued by U.S. News & World Report, which are now celebrating their 20th anniversary. The U.S. News & World Report Summit, titled "The Impact and Future of Medical School Rankings," was co-sponsored by the magazine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Mount Sinai Medical...

2011-10-26 12:24:00

BRONX, N.Y., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nir Barzilai, M.D., director of the Institute for Aging Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, will help lead a newly formed centenarian consortium for the Archon Genomics X PRIZE presented by Medco. The $10 million incentivized prize competition, which was announced today, challenges teams of scientists and entrepreneurs to sequence the complete genomes of 100 healthy centenarians in 30 days. Intended to...

2011-10-26 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Jewish History, one of the world's foremost Jewish research and cultural institutions, is pleased to announce the expansion of its international fellowship program to include senior scholars, early career scholars and emerging artists and writers through a new five-year, $750,000 grant from The Vivian G. Prins Foundation. The grant will support fellowships for those who seek permanent teaching and research positions in North America....

2011-09-20 13:23:00

BRONX, N.Y., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have shown that close supervision by rheumatologists and the use of immunosuppressant drugs improve the survival of lupus patients with end-stage kidney disease--a finding that could reverse long-standing clinical practice. Their study appeared in the September 1 online edition of the Journal of Rheumatology. At least 1.5 million Americans (more than 90 percent of...

2011-09-16 12:48:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts from The Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) are available for interviews on a variety of back-to-school issues. Founded just a decade ago, and now one of the most advanced hospitals for children in the nation, CHAM is ranked among the nation's leading institutions in all 10 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. Its physicians and staff are exceeding expectations and making extraordinary contributions in the...

2011-09-13 17:15:00

BRONX, N.Y., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While infectious diseases tend to grab media headlines and public attention, non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and chronic respiratory diseases together comprise the number one killer in the world and represent a serious social and economic burden to developed and developing countries alike. The European Association for the Study of Diabetes announced today that that there are 366 million...

WTC Responders Face Long-term Health Issues
2011-09-02 11:04:57

  Nearly ten years after The United States´ darkest day in history, rescuers who were exposed to toxic dust and smoke from the World Trade Center (WTC) terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 have a 19 percent higher risk of getting cancer of all kinds than colleagues who were not exposed, according to a long-term study. The study, published this week in a special 9/11 issue of the medical journal The Lancet, evaluated more than 27,000 police officers, construction workers,...

2011-08-24 14:04:00

Findings Published in Nature Could Lead to Drugs that Thwart Outbreaks BRONX, N.Y., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have helped identify a cellular protein that is critical for infection by the deadly Ebola virus. The findings, published in today's online edition of Nature, suggest a possible strategy for blocking infection due to Ebola virus, one of the world's most lethal viruses and a potential...

2011-08-18 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During World War II with the Nazi rise to power, more than 2,000 titles from the Wissenschaft des Judentums or Science of Judaism texts housed at the Frankfurt Library in Germany were either destroyed or dispersed. More than half of the lost titles, cataloged at Leo Baeck Institute (LBI) located at the Center for Jewish History in New York, will now be digitized to reconstruct the collection, thanks to a digital humanities grant awarded...

2011-08-03 04:00:00

Einstein Researchers Find Centenarians Just as Likely as the Rest of Population to Smoke, Drink and Pack on Pounds BRONX, N.Y., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People who live to 95 or older are no more virtuous than the rest of us in terms of their diet, exercise routine or smoking and drinking habits, according to researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (http://www.einstein.yu.edu/home/default.asp) of Yeshiva University. Their findings, published today in the online...