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Mathematical Model Shows How the Brain Remains Stable During Learning

Complex biochemical signals that coordinate fast and slow changes in neuronal networks keep the brain in balance during learning, according to an international team of scientists from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan, UC San...
20-Oct-2014 10:30 PM EDT

Tumor Segmentation Software Receives 510k Clearance From FDA

Columbia University’s imaging software that facilitates 3-D lung tumor segmentation, licensed to Varian Medical Systems, has been incorporated into the Smart Segmentation® module of Varian’s Eclipse™ treatment planning system and has received...
9-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

New Computational Approach Finds Gene That Drives Aggressive Brain Cancer

Using an innovative algorithm that analyzes gene regulatory and signaling networks, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have found that loss of a gene called KLHL9 is the driving force behind the most aggressive form of...
8-Oct-2014 4:30 PM EDT

Robotic Surgery: More Complications, Higher Expense for Some Conditions

For benign gynecologic conditions, robot-assisted surgery involves more complications during surgery and may be significantly more expensive than conventional laparoscopic surgery, according to a study by researchers at Columbia University Medical...
8-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Horwitz Prize Awarded for Work on Therapy That Uses the Immune System to Destroy Cancer Cells


Columbia University will award the 2014 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize to James P. Allison, PhD, of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, for his work on understanding the process of T-cell activation and for developing therapies that...
2-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Dr. David Goldstein to Direct Columbia’s Institute for Genomic Medicine as Key Part of University-Wide Initiative


David Goldstein, PhD, will join Columbia University as professor of genetics and development in the College of Physicians and Surgeons and director of a new Institute for Genomic Medicine in partnership with NewYork-Presbyterian, effective January...
23-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT

College of Dental Medicine Receives Insight Into Diversity 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award


The Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM) has received the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a...
16-Sep-2014 3:20 PM EDT

E-Cigarettes May Promote Illicit Drug Use and Addiction

Like conventional cigarettes, e-cigarettes may function as a “gateway drug”—a drug that lowers the threshold for addiction to other substances, such as marijuana and cocaine—according to the 120th Shattuck lecture, presented to the...
2-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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