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Bone, Not Adrenaline, Drives Fight or Flight Response

Adrenaline is considered crucial in triggering a “fight or flight” response, but new research shows the response can’t get started without a hormone made in bone.
5-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Many Who Die Waiting for a Kidney Had Multiple Offers, New Study Finds

Most patients who died or were removed from the kidney transplant waitlist before getting a transplant received multiple offers for a donor kidney.
30-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pollutant Linked to Climate Change Can Accelerate Lung Disease as Much as a Pack a Day of Cigarettes

Long-term exposure to outdoor air pollutants, especially the pollutant ozone, accelerates the development of emphysema and age-related decline in lung function, even among people who have never smoked, according to a study published in the Journal...
13-Aug-2019 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Pancreatic Cancer: Less Toxic, More Enduring Drug May Improve Therapy

A new drug that penetrates the protective barrier around pancreatic cancers and accumulates in malignant cells may improve current chemotherapy, a study in mice suggests.
8-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Antipsychotic Use in Youths with ADHD Is Low, But Still Cause for Concern

A new study eased fears about the proportion of youths with ADHD taking antipsychotic drugs, but still found that many prescriptions may be inappropriate.
26-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Flu Fact Sheet for Parents Increases Vaccination Rate in Children

Parents given a handout with flu facts at their pediatrician’s office were significantly more likely to get their kids vaccinated before the end of flu season, Columbia pediatricians have found.
9-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hidden Consciousness Detectable with EEG Just Days after Brain Injury

Nearly 1 in 7 brain-injured patients show early evidence of hidden consciousness—as revealed by EEG analysis—and are more likely to recover, researchers at Columbia have found.
21-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Heart Risk Raised By Sitting in Front of the TV, Not By Sitting at Work, Finds Study

Sitting while watching television, but not sitting at work, is associated with a greater risk of heart attack, stroke, or early death, Columbia researchers have found.
24-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT 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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