More than 120 professional and lay leaders from across North America gathered in New Jersey in March for the annual Leadership Shabbaton of the Association of Modern Orthodox Day Schools and Yeshiva High Schools (AMODS), a division of Yeshiva University’s (YU) Center for the Jewish Future (CJF).
In a finding that could help prevent some of the worst complications of diabetes, researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have uncovered a novel molecular pathway linking high blood-sugar levels to diabetic retinopathy, a serious condition that can lead to blindness.
BRONX, NY — In their latest finding on the brain’s role in controlling appetite and weight, researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have shown that reducing levels of fatty acids in the hypothalamus causes rats to overeat and become obese. Their results suggest that restoring fatty-acid levels in the brain may be a promising way to treat obesity. The study, published in the January 15th on-line edition of Nature Neuroscience, was led by Dr. Luciano Rossetti, director of the Diabetes Research Center at Einstein. (The paper will appear in print in the February issue.)
Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have identified a cellular protein that promotes atherosclerosis, the process that causes heart disease by narrowing coronary arteries. Therapies that inactivate this protein could offer an entirely new approach for combating heart disease, the leading cause of death among Americans.