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GI Problems in Autism May Originate in Genes, Study Suggests

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Columbia University researchers have found evidence in mice that, for some types of autism, gastrointestinal problems may originate from the same genetic changes that lead to the behavioral and social characteristics of the condition.
25-Apr-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hearing Aid Use Is Associated with Improved Cognitive Function in Hearing-Impaired Elderly

A study conducted by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center found that older adults who used a hearing aid performed significantly better on cognitive tests than those who did not use a hearing aid, despite having poorer hearing.
25-Apr-2016 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Neurodevelopmental Syndrome Identified

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Columbia researchers have discovered a new neurodevelopmental syndrome and the genetic mutations that cause it.
20-Apr-2016 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Anorexia-Like Condition in Mice Triggered by Combination of Genetic Risk, Stress, Dieting

In a recent study, Columbia researchers described a new mouse model featuring a combination of genetic and environmental risk factors that can trigger the compulsive restriction of food intake seen in patients with anorexia nervosa.
11-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds a New Celiac Disease Risk Factor

Researchers have identified a common variant in a non-coding RNA that may contribute to the intestinal inflammation that occurs in people with celiac disease. The findings point to a possible new risk factor for developing celiac disease in people...
29-Mar-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Urine Test Improves Prediction of High-Grade Prostate Cancer

A study in JAMA Oncology online showed that an experimental urine test that detects genetic changes associated with prostate cancer identified 92 percent of men with elevated PSA levels who had more aggressive disease.
30-Mar-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Generate a New Type of Human Stem Cell That Has Half a Genome

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Scientists from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute (NYSCF) have succeeded in generating a new type of embryonic stem cell that carries a single copy...
14-Mar-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

“Tommy John” Reconstructive Surgeries on the Rise Among Young Athletes

A new study found the number of “Tommy John” surgeries to repair a pitching-related elbow injury has tripled in recent years, mainly among adolescent athletes.
7-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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