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Obesity Risk Factors Dropped in Preschoolers in Prevention Program

A community-wide intervention for families who receive WIC benefits reduced obesity risk factors in preschoolers.
26-Jun-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Select Memories Can Be Erased, Leaving Others Intact

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Different types of memories stored in the same neuron of the marine snail Aplysia can be selectively erased, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and McGill University and published today in Current...
22-Jun-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Parkinson’s Is Partly an Autoimmune Disease, Study Finds

Researchers have found the first direct evidence that autoimmunity plays a role in Parkinson’s disease, suggesting that immunosuppressants might play a role in treatment.
19-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Chronic Pain May Be Due to Receptors That Hide Within Nerve Cells

Chronic pain occurs when receptors are drawn inside the nerve cell, out of the reach of pain medications. The discovery may lead to a more potent class of medications for chronic pain that has fewer side effects.
26-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

CRISPR Gene Editing Can Cause Hundreds of Unintended Mutations

Researchers report that CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology can introduce hundreds of unintended mutations into the genome.
26-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Stroke Risk Factors for Pregnant Women with Preeclampsia Uncovered

Researchers at Columbia University found that women with preeclampsia have a higher stroke risk during pregnancy and postpartum if they have urinary tract infections, chronic high blood pressure, or blood disorders.
23-May-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Recreational Cannabis, Used Often, Increases Risk of Gum Disease

Recreational use of cannabis—including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil—increases the risk of gum disease, says a study by Columbia University dental researchers.
24-May-2017 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: New Clues to Cause and Treatment

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Spinal muscular atrophy is partly due to defects in the sensory neuron synapses that activate motor neurons. Symptoms may be reduced by improving synapse function.
12-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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21st International AIDS Conference 2016

As delegates gather in Durban, South Africa from July 19th to the 22nd for the 21st International AIDS Conference (2016), leading researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health are available to evaluate pioneering studies...
13-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Supreme Court Decision Leaves Federal $ for Embryonic Stem Cell Research Intact--Columbia Expert Available for Interview

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