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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

Researchers and Collaborators Receive $12.6 Million NIH Grant to Study Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers from Columbia University are part of a five-university collaboration receiving a $12.6 million, four-year grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to identify rare genetic...
3-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT

It May Take Guts to Cure Diabetes


By switching off a single gene, scientists at Columbia University’s Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center have converted human gastrointestinal cells into insulin-producing cells, demonstrating in principle that a drug could retrain cells inside a...
26-Jun-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Drug Shows Promise for the First Time Against Metastatic Melanoma of the Eye


For the first time, a therapy has been found that can delay progression of metastatic uveal melanoma, a rare and deadly form of melanoma of the eye.
19-Jun-2014 1:00 PM EDT

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