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Touch Sensors on Bat Wings Guide Flight


Bats must rapidly integrate different types of sensory information to catch insects and avoid obstacles while flying. A study shows, for the first time, that a unique array of sensory receptors in the wing provides feedback to a bat during flight....
29-Apr-2015 10:45 AM EDT

DNA Abnormalities Found in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease

A significant proportion of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have unsuspected chromosomal imbalances, including DNA anomalies that have been linked to neurocognitive disorders, according to a new Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC)...
17-Apr-2015 4:00 PM EDT

Rare, Deadly Lymphoma Demystified

The first-ever systematic study of the genomes of patients with ALK-negative anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a particularly aggressive form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, shows that many cases of the disease are driven by alterations in the...
14-Apr-2015 2:00 PM EDT

Defect Found in Pancreatic Cells Could Lead to New Diabetes Treatment

Researchers have found a cellular defect that can impair the body’s ability to handle high glucose levels, pointing the way to new treatments for diabetes.
7-Apr-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Cancer Research Media Briefing

The event will include leading cancer researchers and clinicians in the field (both in and outside of Columbia University) who will discuss the future of cancer research and treatment. An update in the development of innovative cancer diagnostics...
18-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Kidney Transplant Tolerance Mechanism Identified


Researchers have pinpointed the immune system mechanism that allows a kidney transplant to be accepted without lifelong immunosuppressive drugs, a significant step toward reducing or eliminating the need for costly and potentially toxic...
16-Mar-2015 12:00 PM EDT

Neurons Controlling Appetite Made From Skin Cells


Researchers have for the first time successfully converted adult human skin cells into neurons of the type that regulate appetite, providing a patient-specific model for studying the neurophysiology of weight control and testing new therapies for...
27-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

Disparities in Breast Cancer Care Linked to Net Worth


Household net worth is a major and overlooked factor in adherence to hormonal therapy among breast cancer patients and partially explains racial disparities in quality of care.
23-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

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