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Dr. Steven Walkley, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Editors’ Note: February 29 marks the ninth annual Rare Disease Day, a worldwide event devoted to raising awareness of more than 6,500 rare diseases, of which less than 5 percent have any available treatment. We spoke with Dr. Steven Walkley, director of the Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center and professor in Read More

Still image from the film, Spying on Breast Cancer Metastasis

One of my favorite shows to watch as a kid was Bill Nye the Science Guy. I fondly recall being glued to the television as Bill enthusiastically explained the mysterious wonders of the universe with all of his props, gizmos and gadgets. Unlike science teachers at school, whose seemingly endless lectures bored me, Bill Nye’s Read More

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What excites a scientist’s brain? Is it the next big breakthrough experiment that will save humanity? Is it the approval of the R01 grant that will guarantee another few years of life in the laboratory? No. According to a recent study from the University of Lübeck, in Germany, what really tickles a scientist’s brain is Read More

syringe being used to draw liquid from a vial

In June, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee overwhelmingly recommended approval of two new drugs for cholesterol lowering, alirocumab (brand name Praluent, manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis) and evolocumab (Repatha, manufactured by Amgen). A final FDA decision is still pending, but is expected to take into account the advisory committee’s recommendation and should come 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

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