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Recreational Cannabis, Used Often, Increases Risk of Gum Disease

Recreational use of cannabis—including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil—increases the risk of gum disease, says a study by Columbia University dental researchers.
24-May-2017 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: New Clues to Cause and Treatment

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Spinal muscular atrophy is partly due to defects in the sensory neuron synapses that activate motor neurons. Symptoms may be reduced by improving synapse function.
12-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Lung “Organoids” in a Dish Mimic Features of Full-Size Lung

New lung “organoids”—tiny 3-D structures that mimic features of a full-sized lung—have been created from human pluripotent stem cells by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). The team used the organoids to generate models...
11-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatment Failure Due to Cell Reprogramming

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Researchers have discovered a molecular mechanism that reprograms tumor cells in patients with advanced prostate cancer, reducing their response to anti-androgen therapy. The findings, based on a study in mice, could help to determine which patients...
4-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Detailed Images Reveal Interactions That Affect Signaling in the Brain

Columbia scientists observed how molecules that regulate chemical signaling in the brain interact with the AMPA receptor, governing brain function.
3-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Dietary Gluten Is Not Linked to Heart Risk in Non-Celiacs

A study revealed that while dietary gluten does not increase heart disease risk in people without celiac disease, limiting whole grains may increase their heart risk.
28-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Smoking-Related Heart Disease Tied to Effects of a Single Gene

Smoking counteracts the effect of a gene that normally protects against heart disease, according to a group of researchers.
28-Apr-2017 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

It’s All in the Math: New Tool Provides Roadmap for Cell Development

Columbia University researchers have created a new tool, based on the principles of topology, to generate a roadmap of the many possible ways in which a stem cell may develop into specialized cells.
28-Apr-2017 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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