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For Early Cervical Cancer, Open Hysterectomy is Safer than Minimally Invasive Surgery

A new study found that women with cervical cancer who had a radical hysterectomy with minimally invasive surgery had a significantly higher risk of death than those who had open surgery.
30-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Columbia Nursing Employs World’s Most Advanced Patient Simulator to Prepare Students

Columbia University School of Nursing has launched a new innovation in its clinical simulation curriculum using “Pediatric HAL,” the most advanced pediatric patient simulator.
30-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Columbia Nursing Awarded $2.7 Million NINR Grant to Fund New Palliative Care Research Center

The National Institute of Nursing Research has awarded a $2.7 million grant to fund a new exploratory center, entitled “Center for Improving Palliative Care for Vulnerable Adults with MCC (CIPC),” at Columbia University School of Nursing.
25-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Speed Limit Enforcement Cameras Save Money and Lives in NYC

Speed cameras rank among the most cost-effective social policies, saving both money and lives. Using the 140 speed cameras in New York City as a case study, researchers reported that doubling the number of cameras from 140 to 300 would save...
9-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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

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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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