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Horwitz Prize Awarded for Work on Hormones

Columbia University awards the 2018 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize to Pierre Chambon, Ronald M. Evans, and Bert W. O’Malley for their research—spanning over 50 years—decoding how steroid hormones and nuclear receptors regulate cell function. This...
21-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Climate and Health Educators Launch Knowledge Bank

The Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE) unveils an online knowledge bank with resources for educators on the health impacts of climate change. The announcement is timed for the Global Climate and Health Forum held in...
12-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Shorter Life Expectancy Linked to 2016 Presidential Election Outcome

A new study at Columbia found that changes in life expectancy may have influenced voting choices in the 2016 presidential election, with Republicans making gains in counties that had 2.5 times more deaths from suicide, alcohol, and overdose.
27-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Drug Reduces Deaths and Hospitalizations from Underdiagnosed Form of Heart Failure

A study led by Columbia University cardiologist Mathew Maurer showed that tafamidis reduces deaths from a type of heart failure called transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy. The drug could be one of the first effective treatments for the disease.
22-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


‘Safe’ UV Light May Prevent Infections in Catheters and Cardiac Drivelines

Columbia researchers developed a UVC light-diffusing system to sterilize skin-penetrating medical devices. The system could prevent infections in people with these devices.
23-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Harnessing Hair Loss Gene Could Improve Cancer Immunotherapy

Researchers at Columbia found that a gene associated with an autoimmune form of hair loss may be activated to boost cancer immunotherapy.
30-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Binge Drinking During Adolescence Impairs Working Memory, Finds Mouse Study

Using a mouse model to simulate binge drinking, researchers at Columbia University showed that heavy alcohol use during adolescence damages neurons in the part of the brain involved in working memory.
19-Jul-2018 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Lorraine Frazier Named Dean of Columbia University School of Nursing

Columbia University Appoints Lorraine Frazier as New Dean of School of Nursing
10-Jul-2018 4:05 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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