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Kids From Low-Income Areas Fare Worse After Heart Surgery, Finds Study

A national study of children with congenital heart disease found that kids from low-income neighborhoods had a higher mortality rate and higher hospital costs after heart surgery compared with those from higher-income neighborhoods.
20-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Special UV Light Safely Kills Airborne Flu Virus, Finds Study

Overhead far-UVC light, a type of ultraviolet light that is harmless to humans, effectively killed airborne flu virus, found researchers at Columbia University. The lighting may offer a new weapon against the spread of flu virus in public spaces.
8-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

‘Anxiety Cells’ Identified in the Brain’s Hippocampus

Researchers have identified cells that indicate anxiety in the brains of mice.
30-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Alzheimer's Drug Targeting Soluble Amyloid Falls Short in a Large Clinical Trial

A paper published today in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that solanezumab, a monoclonal antibody-based treatment for Alzheimer’s disease developed by Eli Lilly that targets amyloid plaques, did not significantly slow cognitive...
24-Jan-2018 4:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Subway Derailment Triage Simulation Prepares Next Generation of Advanced Practice Nurses for Real Life Disaster

On Thursday, January 25th from 4PM- 6:30PM, Columbia University School of Nursing will host a subway derailment simulation, along with other simulated emergency scenarios, to showcase how students learn these critical skills using wireless,...
19-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Two New Breast Cancer Genes Emerge from Lynch Syndrome Gene Study

Columbia University researchers have identified two new breast cancer genes that also cause Lynch syndrome.
18-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Pancreatic Cancer May Be Accelerated by Stress, Finds Study

A new study shows how stress accelerates pancreatic cancer development. Beta-blockers, which block stress hormones, may increase survival for patients with the disease.
10-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Amber-Tinted Glasses May Provide Relief for Insomnia

Knowing that individuals with insomnia are also unlikely to change their ways, researchers from Columbia University Medical Center tested a method to reduce the adverse effects of evening ambient light exposure, while still allowing use of blue...
15-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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