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Arm Pain in Young Baseball Players is Common, Preventable

The most in-dept survey of its kind found that arm pain is common among supposedly healthy young baseball players and nearly half have been encouraged to keep playing despite arm pain. The findings suggest that more detailed and individualized...
6-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Jack Geiger Receives Frank A. Calderone Prize in Public Health


Public health’s most prestigious honor, the Frank A. Calderone Prize, was presented this morning to H. Jack Geiger, MD, founding member and past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility and Physicians for Human Rights. Dean Linda P. Fried...
28-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Generic Medications Boost Adherence to Breast Cancer Therapy

Although oral hormonal therapy is known to substantially reduce breast cancer recurrence in women with hormone receptor–positive tumors, about one-half of patients fail to take their medications as directed. A new study by Columbia University...
27-Oct-2014 4:40 PM EDT

Dietary Flavanols Reverse Age-Related Memory Decline

Dietary cocoa flavanols—naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa—reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a study led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) scientists.
23-Oct-2014 8:30 AM EDT

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

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