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Columbia Experts Answer Questions About the Zika Virus

Columbia University Medical Center and Mailman School of Public Health experts offer insight into the arrival of the Zika virus in South America and the Caribbean.
5-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Using Steroids Before Late Preterm Delivery Reduces Neonatal Respiratory Problems

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian have found that using corticosteroids in mothers at risk for late preterm delivery reduced the incidence of severe respiratory complications in their babies.
1-Feb-2016 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Way to Identify Brain Tumor Aggressiveness

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A comprehensive analysis of the molecular characteristics of gliomas—the most common malignant brain tumor—explains why some patients diagnosed with slow-growing (low-grade) tumors quickly succumb to the disease while others with more aggressive...
27-Jan-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

CRISPR Used to Repair Blindness-Causing Genetic Defect in Patient-Derived Stem Cells

Scientists have used a new gene-editing technology called CRISPR, to repair a genetic mutation responsible for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), an inherited condition that causes the retina to degrade and leads to blindness in at least 1.5 million cases...
26-Jan-2016 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Incidence of Psychiatric Disorders Has Increased in a Shrinking Population of Smokers

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and New York State Psychiatric Institute have found that while cigarette smoking rates have declined among younger people in the United States, those who do smoke are more likely to have a...
25-Jan-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Biomarker Predicts Which Stage II Colon Cancer Patients May Benefit From Chemotherapy

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Researchers from Columbia, Stanford, UC-Davis, and other institutions identified a biomarker that predicts which stage II colon cancer patients may benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy to prevent a disease recurrence.
20-Jan-2016 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Epilepsy Expert Dr. Wayne Frankel Joins Columbia’s Institute for Genomic Medicine

Wayne Frankel, PhD, has joined Columbia University as professor of genetics & development in the College of Physicians and Surgeons and as director of preclinical models in the Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM), a cornerstone of Columbia’s...
14-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

A Medical Pop-Up Book From the 17th Century

Columbia University librarians have digitized an important anatomical flap book – an early attempt to represent the three dimensionality of the human body in the two dimensional format of the book.
8-Jan-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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