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Why Some Brain Tumors Respond to Immunotherapy

Fewer than 1 in 10 patients with glioblastoma—the most common type of brain cancer—respond to immunotherapy; a new study reveals how to detect patients who may respond.
15-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

How Exercise May Protect Against Alzheimer’s

A hormone called irisin – produced during exercise – may protect neurons against Alzheimer’s disease.
8-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Could Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help Prevent Miscarriages?

A new study in mice reveals that omega-3s, a type of fat found in fish oil, reduces fetal and neonatal deaths, suggesting they could prevent some miscarriages in women.
6-Feb-2019 12:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

In Prenatal Testing, ‘Genomics' Sometimes Sees What Genetic Tests Can’t

One of the first large prospective studies of its kind reveals the potential—and limitations—of a new form of genetic testing in pregnancy.
30-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Aerobic Exercise Improves Cognition, Even in Young Adults

Aerobic exercise is known to improve cognition in the elderly; a new study at Columbia University’s Taub Institute shows it’s good for adults as young as 20.
22-Jan-2019 6:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Aspirin May Lower Stroke Risk in Women with History of Preeclampsia

A new study by Columbia researchers suggests aspirin may lower stroke risk among middle-aged women with a history of preeclampsia.
22-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Latino, African American Urban Adolescents Less Likely To Have Undiagnosed Asthma Than Whites

A study of factors that may be associated with urban adolescents going undiagnosed with asthma has found that Latino and African American urban adolescents, these groups were at lower risk to go undiagnosed compared with Whites.
14-Jan-2019 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Physical Activity, Any Type or Amount, Cuts Health Risk from Sitting

Replacing 30 minutes of sitting with physical activity cut the risk of early death by as much as 35 percent, finds a new study.
10-Jan-2019 10:05 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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