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Global birth season study links environment with disease risk

(Columbia University Medical Center) A new study sheds light on connections between birth month and risk for certain diseases.

Smell test challenge suggests clinical benefit for some before development of Alzheimer's

(Columbia University Medical Center) In a new study, researchers have determined that a declining sense of smell may be able to identify patients with mild cognitive impairment that could respond to certain drugs used to treat Alzheimer's disease.

Diabetes researchers discover potential new insulin sensitizers

(Columbia University Medical Center) Researchers may have found a way to treat insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes, while avoiding side effects such as weight gain.

Neighborhoods can affect the need for urgent asthma care

(American College of Chest Physicians) In a new study presented at CHEST 2017, researchers from Columbia University Medical Center in New York aimed to determine if the associations between combustion-related air pollutant levels and urgent asthma care differed by neighborhood in New York City. Show More Summary

New Findings Help Explain How Usher Syndrome Affects Vision and Hearing

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center utilized their Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) grants to make progress in characterizing the genetic and physiologic components of Usher syndrome--the most common cause of deaf-blindness.

Esophageal cancer 'cell of origin' identified

(Columbia University Medical Center) Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have identified cells in the upper digestive tract that can give rise to Barrett's esophagus, a precursor to esophageal cancer.

Dr. Roshni Rao Appointed Chief of Breast Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Dr. Roshni Rao, a renowned expert in breast care, has been appointed chief of the Breast Surgery Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, effective October 3.

Could a skin patch melt away unwanted fat?

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Someday in the not-too-distant future, getting rid of those unwanted "love handles" may be as easy as applying skin patches to your lower abdomen. In experiments on obese mice, researchers from Columbia University Medical Center andShow More Summary

Skin patch dissolves 'love handles' in mice

(Columbia University Medical Center) Researchers have developed a medicated skin patch that can turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat locally while raising the body's metabolism. The patch could be used to burn off pockets of unwanted fat and treat metabolic disorders like obesity and diabetes.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center's Tele-Ophthalmology Unit Pioneers Anti-Blindness Effort

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) recently unveiled a state-of-the-art mobile testing unit in a push to reduce blindness-causing eye diseases across the city.

Suicide attempts on the rise in US, finds study

(Columbia University Medical Center) New data confirm that suicide attempts among US adults are on the rise, with a disproportional effect on younger, socioeconomically disadvantaged adults with a history of mental disorders.

Marijuana may produce psychotic-like effects in high-risk individuals

(Columbia University Medical Center) Marijuana may bring on temporary paranoia and other psychosis-related effects in individuals at high risk of developing a psychotic disorder, finds a preliminary study from researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC).

Predicting atypical development in infants at high risk for autism?

(Columbia University Medical Center) New research from the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) identifies a potential biomarker that predicts atypical development in 1- to 2-month-old infants at high versus low familial risk for developing autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Cancer Immunotherapy May Get a Boost by Disabling Specific T Cells

Cancer immunotherapy drugs only work for a minority of patients, but a generic drug now used to increase blood flow may be able to improve those odds, a study by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers suggests.

Cancer immunotherapy may get a boost by disabling specific T cells

(Columbia University Medical Center) Cancer immunotherapy drugs only work for a minority of patients, but a generic drug now used to increase blood flow may be able to improve those odds, a study by Columbia University Medical Center researchers suggests.

Malaria: Drug candidate may reduce spread of the parasite

(Columbia University Medical Center) Scientists have identified a class of compounds that can block transmission of the parasite that causes malaria and reduce resistance to currently available drugs.

Dr. Pawel Muranski to Head New Cellular Immunotherapy Laboratory at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Dr. Pawel Muranski has joined NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) as director of cellular immunotherapy at the newly established Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) cell production lab and assistant director of Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapy.

Bone-derived hormone reverses age-related memory loss in mice

(Columbia University Medical Center) Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center reversed age-related memory loss in mice by boosting blood levels of osteocalcin, a hormone produced by bone cells.

ARCADIA Trial Will Test Link Between Stroke and a Common Heart Condition

A new clinical trial led by investigators at NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and Weill Cornell Medicine aims to identify and treat what may be a common underlying cause of recurrent strokes.

How the tongue keeps its tastes straight

(Columbia University Medical Center) New research at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has revealed how special molecules help the tongue communicate with the brain to identify the correct taste. Using this knowledge, scientists were able rewire the taste-system of mice to perceive sweet stimuli as bitter tastes, and vice versa. Show More Summary

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