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New York State Approves Columbia University’s 467-Gene Cancer Panel

The Laboratory of Personalized Genomic Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has been granted full approval by the New York State Department of Health for the Columbia Combined Cancer Panel, (CCCP).
23-Sep-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Horwitz Prize Awarded for Research Revealing How the Brain Is Wired


Columbia University will award the 2015 Horwitz Prize to S. Lawrence Zipursky, PHD, for discovering a molecular identification system that helps neurons to wire the brain.
22-Sep-2015 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Columbia's College of Dental Medicine Receives 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

The Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM) received the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
18-Sep-2015 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Major Complication of Parkinson’s Therapy Explained


Researchers have discovered why long-term use of L-DOPA (levodopa), the most effective treatment for Parkinson’s disease, commonly leads to a movement problem called dyskinesia, a side effect that can be as debilitating as Parkinson’s disease...
10-Sep-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Gene Leads to Nearsightedness When Kids Read

Vision researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have discovered a gene that causes myopia, but only in people who spend a lot of time in childhood reading or doing other “nearwork.”
31-Aug-2015 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Who Will Develop Psychosis? Automated Speech Analysis May Have the Answer


An automated speech analysis program correctly differentiated between at-risk young people who developed psychosis over a two-and-a-half year period and those who did not. In a proof-of-principle study, researchers at Columbia University Medical...
24-Aug-2015 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Developing a New Tool to Detect a Frequently Missed Sex Chromosome Disorder in Boys

Klinefelter syndrome is the most common disorder of the male sex chromosomes, yet is rarely diagnosed in children. A new assessment tool is being developed by researchers at Columbia to help pediatricians detect the physical traits of the syndrome.
25-Aug-2015 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Consuming Highly Refined Carbohydrates Increases Risk of Depression

A diet high in refined carbohydrates may lead to an increased risk for new-onset depression in postmenopausal women, according to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
5-Aug-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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