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

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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

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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

Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center Awarded $18M Grant

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Outstanding basic research, a growing focus on translating discoveries into treatments, and a dedication to patient care have earned the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) of Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and...
26-Aug-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Children with Autism Have Extra Synapses in Brain

Children and adolescents with autism have a surplus of synapses in the brain, and this excess is due to a slowdown in a normal brain “pruning” process during development, according to a study by neuroscientists at Columbia University Medical...
19-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Severing Nerves May Shrink Stomach Cancers

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Research from Columbia University Medical Center shows that nerves may play a critical role in stomach cancer growth and that blocking nerve signals using surgery or Botox® (onabotulinumtoxinA) could be an effective treatment for the disease.
19-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

FDA-Approved Drug Restores Hair in Patients with Alopecia Areata

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have identified the immune cells responsible for destroying hair follicles in people with alopecia areata, a common autoimmune disease that causes hair loss, and have tested an FDA-approved drug that...
14-Aug-2014 12:25 PM EDT

Study Shows How Effects of Starvation Can Be Passed to Future Generations

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A new study, involving roundworms, shows that starvation induces specific changes in so-called small RNAs and that these changes are inherited through at least three consecutive generations, apparently without any DNA involvement.
17-Jul-2014 7:00 AM EDT

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