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New Views of Intracellular Channel That Controls Skeletal Muscle

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center have uncovered new details of the structure and function of an intracellular channel that controls the contraction of skeletal muscle.
19-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Drug Restores Hair Growth in Patients with Alopecia Areata

Seventy-five percent of patients with an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss had significant hair regrowth after treatment with ruxolitinib, according to a study from Columbia University Medical Center.
21-Sep-2016 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian Announce Naming of Medical Campus for Herbert and Florence Irving


Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian today announced that their shared medical campus in Washington Heights will be named for generous donors Herbert and Florence Irving and will now be called Columbia University Herbert and Florence Irving...
21-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

VW Emissions Cheat May Lead to 50 Premature Deaths, $423 Million in Economic Costs: Study

Beginning in 2008, Volkswagen installed software to circumvent emissions testing by turning off the nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions control system in real-world driving in nearly half a million cars. A new analysis using a tool developed and used by...
20-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study of Fatal Car Accidents Suggests Medical Marijuana May Be Helping Curb Opioid Use

Researchers from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found there were fewer drivers killed in car crashes who tested positive for opioids in states with medical marijuana laws than before the laws went into effect.
15-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Potent Anti-Cancer Molecule in Tumors Can Be Reawakened

In mice studies, targeting the SET protein revives p53, a potent tumor suppressor, and prevents cancer growth.
14-Sep-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Response to Common Schizophrenia, Bipolar Treatment Dictated by Gene Type

Columbia University researchers found that a mood-stabilizing drug prescribed to many patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may decrease negative symptoms for people with a certain variant of the COMT gene.
14-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Epilepsy Drugs Work by Jamming Brain Receptor


Researchers have discovered how a new epilepsy drug works, which may lead the way to even more effective and safer medications.
1-Sep-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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21st International AIDS Conference 2016

As delegates gather in Durban, South Africa from July 19th to the 22nd for the 21st International AIDS Conference (2016), leading researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health are available to evaluate pioneering studies...
13-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Supreme Court Decision Leaves Federal $ for Embryonic Stem Cell Research Intact--Columbia Expert Available for Interview

7-Jan-2013 12:55 PM EST

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