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Leukemia Drug Combo Is Encouraging in Early Phase I Clinical Trial

In a Phase I study, 8 out of 12 patients with relapsed and/or chemotherapy refractory blood cancers responded to a combination of the chemotherapy drugs thioguanine and decitabine; some of the responders had relapsed after treatment with decitabine...
5-Dec-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Hearing Deficits in Schizophrenia Tied to Specific Brain Receptor

Columbia University researchers reported that people with schizophrenia who have difficulty hearing subtle changes in pitch may be helped with auditory training exercises and a drug that targets NMDA receptors in the brain.
2-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Biologist Awarded Diabetes Research Prize for Studies of Fat Cells


Columbia University has awarded the 2016 Naomi Berrie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes Research to Peter Arner, MD, PhD, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Karolinska Institute, whose studies on the turnover...
23-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Retinitis Pigmentosa May Be Treated by Reprogramming Sugar Metabolism


Columbia University researchers slowed vision loss in mice with a form of retinitis pigmentosa by reprogramming the metabolism of photoreceptors in the retina.
11-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Gene Mutations May Increase Adverse Event Risk in Older Adults Taking Multiple Meds

Gene mutations that affect drug metabolism may explain higher hospitalization rates for some older adults taking multiple medications, according to researchers from Columbia University.
2-Nov-2016 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fatty Liver: Turning off TAZ Reverses Disease


Scientists at Columbia University have identified a factor in liver cells that is responsible for turning AAFLD into a serious disease that can lead to liver failure.
26-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pollution Exposure Is Higher in City Kids Who Are Active, Finds Study

Children from urban areas of New York City who engaged in vigorous daily exercise had greater exposure to black carbon, a traffic-related pollutant, than children who were less active, according to Columbia University researchers.
26-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Stent, Bypass Outcomes Better for Those Who Stick to Medical Therapy

Patients who had a stent procedure or heart bypass surgery and continued with their prescribed medical therapy had significantly better outcomes than non-adherent patients, according to a new study.
21-Oct-2016 10:05 AM 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

7-Jan-2013 12:55 PM EST

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