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Data Scientists Create World's First Therapeutic Venom Database


What doesn't kill you could cure you. A growing interest in the therapeutic value of animal venom has led a pair of Columbia University data scientists to create the first catalog of known animal toxins and their physiological effects on humans.
25-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Turn Tastes On and Off by Activating and Silencing Clusters of Brain Cells

Most people probably think that we perceive the five basic tastes—sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami (savory)—with our tongue, which then sends signals to our brain “telling” us what we’ve tasted. However, scientists have turned this...
16-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Naomi Berrie Award Recognizes Research on Understanding How the Brain Senses Glucose

Robert Stanley Sherwin, MD, a professor of endocrinology at the Yale School of Medicine, was presented with the 17th Naomi Berrie Award for his work on understanding how the brain responds to hypoglycemia.
17-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Columbia University School of Nursing to Become New Home of the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare


On the eve of its 10th anniversary, the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare today announced that, beginning in 2017, it will be housed at Columbia University. It will reside in Columbia’s School of Nursing via an $11.1 million,...
17-Nov-2015 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Lung Transplant Criteria Biased Against Shorter Patients

Short people have several health advantages over tall people, including lower risk for cancer and heart disease, and longer life expectancy. But there’s at least one health-related downside to being small: the odds of getting a lung transplant are...
16-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Better Options for People with Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia

In real-world settings, patients with schizophrenia whose symptoms do not respond to standard antipsychotic medications have better outcomes if they are switched to clozapine instead of another standard antipsychotic.
5-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Blocking Enzymes in Hair Follicles Promotes Hair Growth

Inhibiting a family of enzymes inside hair follicles that are suspended in a resting state restores hair growth, a new study from researchers at Columbia University Medical Center has found.
20-Oct-2015 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Toddler’s Rare Disease Identified and Treated Using Precision Medicine

A 20-month-old girl suffering from a rare neurodegenerative disease was diagnosed by exome sequencing and successfully treated. The case, which exemplifies the potential of precision medicine, involved scientists at Columbia University Medical...
22-Oct-2015 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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