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


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


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


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


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


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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