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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

New Study Finds that Many Probiotics Are Contaminated with Traces of Gluten

More than half of popular probiotics contain traces of gluten, according to an analysis performed by investigators at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). Tests on 22 top-selling probiotics revealed that 12 of them...
14-May-2015 1:00 PM EDT

Touch Sensors on Bat Wings Guide Flight

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Bats must rapidly integrate different types of sensory information to catch insects and avoid obstacles while flying. A study shows, for the first time, that a unique array of sensory receptors in the wing provides feedback to a bat during flight....
29-Apr-2015 10:45 AM EDT

DNA Abnormalities Found in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease

A significant proportion of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have unsuspected chromosomal imbalances, including DNA anomalies that have been linked to neurocognitive disorders, according to a new Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC)...
17-Apr-2015 4:00 PM EDT

Rare, Deadly Lymphoma Demystified

The first-ever systematic study of the genomes of patients with ALK-negative anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a particularly aggressive form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, shows that many cases of the disease are driven by alterations in the...
14-Apr-2015 2:00 PM EDT

Defect Found in Pancreatic Cells Could Lead to New Diabetes Treatment

Researchers have found a cellular defect that can impair the body’s ability to handle high glucose levels, pointing the way to new treatments for diabetes.
7-Apr-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Cancer Research Media Briefing

The event will include leading cancer researchers and clinicians in the field (both in and outside of Columbia University) who will discuss the future of cancer research and treatment. An update in the development of innovative cancer diagnostics...
18-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT

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