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New Gene Editor Harnesses Jumping Genes for Precise DNA Integration

Scientists at Columbia have developed a gene-editing tool—using jumping genes—that inserts any DNA sequence into the genome without cutting, fixing a major shortcoming of existing CRISPR technology.
11-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Columbia University and Deerfield Management Launch Hudson Heights Innovations

Columbia University and Deerfield Management, a healthcare investment firm, today announced the creation of a major research and development alliance. The collaboration is intended to advance the translation of biomedical discoveries into...
4-Jun-2019 6:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Columbia Nursing Study Finds Link Between Healthcare Associated Infections and Nurse Understaffing

A unit-level nurse staffing study conducted by Columbia University School of Nursing found an association between nurse understaffing and healthcare associated infections (HAIs) in patients, demonstrating that understaffing increases the risk of...
4-Jun-2019 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Moody Gut Often Accompanies Depression—New Study Helps Explain Why

A new study suggests that depression and GI trouble sometimes spring from the same source – low serotonin – and identifies a potential treatment that could ease both conditions simultaneously.
6-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Literature Review and Meta-Analysis Analyzes How DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria For Autism May Affect Diagnosis Rate

A five-year follow-up systematic review and meta-analysis of 33 studies—conducted to determine changes in the frequency of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis since the publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5 (DSM-5)—was...
14-Mar-2019 7:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Columbia School of Nursing Researchers Awarded Two Grants From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Unit

Grants Totaling $3.73 Million Will Support Research To Improve Infection Prevention in Hospitals and Strengthen Patient Care Through Social Networks in Medical Home Settings
11-Mar-2019 7:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How A Common Oral Bacteria Makes Colon Cancer More Deadly

New research reveals how a bacteria in dental plaque-- involved in 1/3 of colon cancer cases-- speeds up colon cancer growth and makes the disease more deadly.
28-Feb-2019 8:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

New “Smart Drug” Shows Promise for Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

A clinical trial at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia and other centers found that patients responded to a new “smart drug” for women with an aggressive form of breast cancer.
15-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST 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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Columbia University Irving Medical Center provides international leadership in basic, preclinical, and clinical research; medical and health sciences education; and patient care. The medical center trains future leaders and includes the dedicated work of many physicians, scientists, public health professionals, dentists, and nurses at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Mailman School of Public Health, the College of Dental Medicine, the School of Nursing, the biomedical departments of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and allied research centers and institutions. Columbia University Irving Medical Center is home to the largest medical research enterprise in New York City and State and one of the largest faculty medical practices in the Northeast. For more information, visit cumc.columbia.edu or columbiadoctors.org.

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