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students working together on project

A few years ago, the Association of American Medical Colleges encouraged medical schools to adopt a holistic approach to admissions, the goal being the acceptance of students who might bring a different kind of intelligence to medicine beyond that which can be measured by the usual metrics of grades and MCAT scores. What is that Read More

Red highlighed image of Herpes Simplex

Editors’ Note: In March 2015, Einstein researchers announced successful results on a vaccine that completely prevented herpes infections in mice. The study, published in the journal eLIFE, prompted hundreds of inquiries to Einstein from people around the globe seeking more information about clinical trials. As we’ve explained to those who’ve contacted us, there are several steps Read More

Couple receiving bad news from doctor

Editors’ Note: In May 2015, Einstein researchers released findings from a national survey that showed a wide disparity in perceptions about the incidence of miscarriage. Most respondents believed it was rare—occurring in about 6 percent of all pregnancies. The reality is that one in four pregnancies—25 percent—ends in miscarriage. In about half the cases, no Read More

Pint of Science 2015 - Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Editors’ Note: Pint of Science is a three-day global festival that seeks to stoke interest in science in “everyday people.” On May 18, one event took place at Gun Hill Brewery in the Bronx. Albert Einstein College of Medicine student Julie Nadel, a Ph.D. candidate in the department of genetics in Dr. John Greally’s lab Read More

Young patient gets blood sugar tested

There are many reasons to pursue diabetes prevention—avoidance of the long-term vascular complications (blindness, renal failure, cardiovascular disease) and reduction in healthcare costs are frequently cited. And, of course, these are very important. But there’s another reason to prevent diabetes—the burden of living with diabetes, the day-to-day restrictions (dietary) and obligations (glucose testing, exercise, medications) Read More

Embryologist transferring egg to a special culture media (selective focus)

Medically assisted reproduction—also known as Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART)—is practiced throughout the world. The Reproductive Bioethics Committee at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine has had an ethics advisory committee for ART since 1987 when it first introduced an egg donation program. As a member of that committee since its inception, I have become acquainted with a wide Read More