The FASEB Journal News - August 2017

August 31, 2017
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Molecule in human saliva has potential for wound healing

Scientific discipline: Biology, Cell Biology, Immunology

Research in The FASEB Journal reveals that the salivary peptide histatin-1 aids in wound healing

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In utero exposure to diesel exhaust could be linked to adult heart failure

Scientific discipline: Biology, Cardiology, Pediatrics

Toxic effects of air pollution can cross generations through unanticipated effects on DNA in the heart of the developing embryo, new study in The FASEB Journal reveals

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You are what your grandmother ate: Intergenerational impacts of prenatal nourishment

Scientific discipline: Biology, Developmental Biology, Nutrition

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that parents' own nutritional experiences in utero have an impact on how their children grow

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WekslerMeet the Editor

Babette B. Weksler, MD
Associate Editor
Weill Cornell Medical College

Babette B. Weksler, M.D., Professor Emerita at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, graduated from Swarthmore College with highest honors in 1958 and from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, AOA, In 1963, trained in Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital and in Hematology at Weill Cornell. She was the third generation woman physician in her family, following her mother and maternal grandmother. She then served as an academic hematologist at New York Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center for 45 years with research interests in platelets, thrombosis and endothelial biology and clinical concentration in benign hematology and hemostasis. She was promoted to full professor and to Attending Physician In 1981.

She was a principal investigator in the Cornell SCOR in Thrombosis for over 15 years, and in the Cornell  Stroke Program Project and was also supported by RO-1 grants from NIH and the American Heart Association. During her career, she spent three sabbatical years in Paris, France at the Institut Pasteur and Institut Cochin in endothelial cell research, returning to France for 20 years in the summers to continue collaborative research projects including the development and use of the first immortalized human brain endothelial cell line as a model of the blood  brain barrier. She has published more than 150 peer reviewed articles, as well as many chapters, and has trained numerous students and research fellows.

She was active in the American Society of Hematology (Chair of Education Program and Committee, member of the Advisory Board), the American Heart Association (Council on Thrombosis,  Stroke Council), and was elected to the  American Federation for Clinical Research, American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, and the Interurban Club.  She served on the Board of Governors of the New York Academy of Sciences and as president of The New York Society for the Study of Blood.

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