Wurzweiler’s Stein Selected as Health and Aging Policy Fellow

As Part of Fellowship, Dr. Gary Stein Will Contribute to the Development and Implementation of Health Policies That Affect Older Americans Dr. Gary Stein, professor at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, has been selected as a Health and Aging Policy Fellow for the 2016-17 academic year. The selective year-long fellowship program provides an opportunity for academics […]

Dr. Nir Barzilai

Super Gene Spotter

Einstein Researcher, Nir Barzilai, Tries to Unlock ‘The Biology of Aging’ Lily Port is in the Galapagos Islands. When she returns, she is going to visit her daughter in Texas, then take a vacation to Florida. A few months ago she took a trip to Austria and Hungary, traveling on the Danube River between Vienna and […]

NIH Awards Einstein Researcher $11.2 Million to Study Genome Instability as a Cause of Aging

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University a five-year, $11.2 million grant to study the impact of damage to DNA on aging and disease. Research funded by this grant, and conducted by a consortium of scientists, could reveal the role of genome maintenance systems in delaying aging and will begin to explore novel interventions to maintain health in old age.

Einstein Researchers, in Jama Report, Identify Gene Connected to Human Aging and Exceptional Longevity

Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and colleagues have discovered that a gene mutation helps people live exceptionally long lives and apparently can be passed from one generation to the next. The scientists, led by Dr. Nir Barzilai, director of the Institute for Aging Research at Einstein, report their findings in the October 15, 2003 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).