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Long-Term Memories Are Maintained by Prion-Like Proteins

Research from Eric Kandel’s lab has uncovered further evidence of a system in the brain that persistently maintains memories for long periods of time.
2-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Trends in Antipsychotic Medication Use in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults

Despite concerns that use of antipsychotic medications in treating young people has increased, use actually declined between 2006 and 2010 for children ages 12 and under, and increased for adolescents and young adults.
30-Jun-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Dr. Kevin Roth Named Chair of Pathology & Cell Biology and Pathologist-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia


Kevin Roth, MD, PhD, has been named chair of the P&S Department of Pathology & Cell Biology and pathologist-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, effective September 1, 2015.
30-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Acid-Reducing Medications Sharply Raise Risk of C. Diff. Bacteria Infection in Kids


Infants and children who are given prescription acid-reducing medications face a substantially higher risk of developing Clostridium difficile infection, a potentially severe colonic disorder.
17-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Data Scientists Find Connections Between Birth Month and Health

Columbia University scientists have developed a computational method to investigate the relationship between birth month and disease risk. The researchers used this algorithm to examine New York City medical databases and found 55 diseases that...
8-Jun-2015 11:00 AM EDT

New Color Blindness Cause Identified


A rare eye disorder marked by color blindness, light sensitivity, and other vision problems can result from a newly discovered gene mutation identified by an international research team, including scientists from Columbia University Medical Center...
1-Jun-2015 3:00 PM EDT

Humbling Graduation Advice Every New Doctor Needs to Hear (From TV's Most Famous Physician)

In 1979, Alan Alda, who played Captain “Hawkeye” Pierce on the TV show, “M*A*S*H,” gave the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons commencement speech. Listen to his important advice for new doctors—and all graduates.
22-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Researchers Call for Interdisciplinary Look at Sexual Violence on Campus

National thought leaders convened at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health yesterday for a symposium identifying gaps in understanding the prevention of sexual violence on college campuses, calling for a broad interdisciplinary...
15-May-2015 3:30 PM EDT

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