Research by Yeshiva College Professor Demonstrates the Power of Narrative Story Arc
Study Co-Authored by Abraham Ravid Highlights Directors’ Impact on Movies’ Financial, Critical Success
The Immigration Justice Clinic at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University released the first public study of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency’s home raid operations, finding that immigration agents have engaged in widespread constitutional violations during such operations.
Dr. Neer Asherie, assistant professor of physics and biology at Yeshiva University (YU), was recently awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study protein phase behavior. The title of the grant, which will begin on September 1, 2009 and continue over three years, is “Understanding the Self-Assembly of Globular Proteins: Phase Behavior, Interactions, and Chirality.”
Contrary to long-held assumptions, high-salt diets may not increase the risk of death, according to investigators from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. They reached their conclusion after examining dietary intake among a nationally representative sample of adults in the U.S.
Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future will sponsor the Teaneck Beit Midrash Summer Program for Women, the first program of its kind at Yeshiva University designed to provide women of all ages with the knowledge and tools to become both Judaic scholars and role models for the Orthodox community. The program will take place at Maayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls from July 2-26.
Moshe Goldfeder, Sharon Weiss, Avi Narrow-Tilonsky, and Eitan Ben-David have been awarded Wexner Foundation Graduate Study Fellowships.
Allan W. Wolkoff, M.D., professor of medicine and of anatomy & structural biology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, will receive the 2006 Distinguished Service Award presented by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) at its annual meeting this October.
A third of the world’s people are infected with tuberculosis, and someone new is infected every second. TB is notoriously hard to treat, requiring a course of multiple antibiotics over six to nine months. Many people don’t complete the full course of treatment, which leads to increasing antibiotic resistance against the disease.
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.)