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Vern L. Schramm

Vern L. Schramm, Ph.D.

Area(s) of expertise: BiochemistryEnzymesTranslational medicine

Dr. Schramm is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and associate editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.  His pioneering work in biochemistry has resulted in powerful new strategies for treating cancer,… Learn more

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Apathy Could Lead to a Greater Risk of Dementia, Study Finds

Joe Verghese, M.B.B.S., M.S., comments on a study that found apathy in older adults could be a risk factor for dementia and notes his prior research suggests that addressing apathy could help delay the onset of dementia. Dr. Verghese is chief of geriatrics at Einstein and Montefiore and director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for the Aging Brain.

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The Race for a Super-Antibody Against the Coronavirus

Kartik Chandran, Ph.D., describes the efforts of a multi-institutional collaboration he is leading to discover a potent, long-lasting antibody that would be effective against a range of coronaviruses, not only the one that causes COVID-19. Dr. Chandran is professor of microbiology & immunology and the Harold and Muriel Block Scholar in Virology at Einstein.

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The New York Times
How Do Children Fight Off the Coronavirus?

Betsy Herold, M.D., describes her new research that may help explain why the novel coronavirus affects children less severely than adults. Dr. Herold is chief of pediatric infectious diseases and vice chair for pediatrics research at Einstein and Montefiore and the Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Pediatrics.

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When a Drug Becomes a Child’s Last Hope

Einstein scientist Vern Schramm, Ph.D., never imagined that his basic research into enzymes would intersect with a 2-year-old girl dying from an incurable form of blood cancer. He and that girl (Katie Lambertson, now a teenager) and her parents share their stories.

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