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Select Memories Can Be Erased, Leaving Others Intact

Different types of memories stored in the same neuron of the marine snail Aplysia can be selectively erased, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and McGill University and published today in Current Biology.

Could The Universe Be Awake?

In response to the Fermi Paradox, Caleb Scharf, an astrophysicist at Columbia University, has explored the possibility that humanity has yet to find otherworldly intelligent life out in the cosmos due to the fact that the alien intelligence may be the cosmos itself. Tie that in with a groundbreaking new research project suggesting that the... Read more »

Could flu during pregnancy raise risk for autism?

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Researchers at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found no evidence that laboratory-diagnosis alone of maternal influenza during pregnancy is associated with risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the offspring. Show More Summary

CPAP improves respiratory and survival rates in children in Ghana

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A new study found that applying continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a form of non-invasive ventilation, decreased mortality in children with respiratory distress. Findings...Show More Summary

Longneck & Thunderfoot Acquires St. Louis Tech Magazine EQ

First off, that's not a certain 2013 children's book in the headline. No. It's a New York marketing and content agency started at Columbia University and inspired, by that book, to adopt the name as mantra and reminder that 'companies that don't take advantage of the digital medium risk going extinct like dinosaurs.' Per a...

Losing train of thought or it's hard to multi-task? You may be having one drink too many

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Impairments using information that help with decision-making and planning simple tasks are linked with one's frequency of alcohol or drug use. A new study shows that cognitive impairments constitute a broader problem among substance users in the US general population. Show More Summary

Financial incentives enhance viral suppression among HIV-positive persons in the US

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) The use of gift cards significantly increased viral suppression and clinic attendance among HIV-positive patients. Findings showed that there was a four-percent higher percentage...Show More Summary

Weekly Director Profile: Lucia Aniello

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Lucia Aniello is an American director, writer and producer who grew up in Hadley, Massachusetts before moving to New York City, where she graduated from Columbia University. She is an alumna of the Upright Citizens Brigade, the legendary improvisational and...

Music Review: Fleet Foxes return with Crack-Up, but get lost in the mix

It’s been six years since Fleet Foxes’ last record, and in the meantime, frontman Robin Pecknold has been up to plenty. First he marched straight into the world of academia, enrolling at Columbia University before taking a step back, trading college for cabins. Show More Summary

Rates of marijuana use, heavy use, and cannabis use disorder depend on where you live

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Adult marijuana use rose significantly in states that passed loosely regulated medical marijuana laws (MMLs) according to a new study by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center. Show More Summary

Biomedical engineering professor Barclay Morrison awarded $2 million grant to study concussion

(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Barclay Morrison has won a $2 million five-year grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to study the underlying mechanisms of concussion. His award is part of a $9.25M...Show More Summary

Want to feel stronger and thinner? Get some exercise

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) Just one 30-minute bout of exercise makes women feel stronger and thinner, according to a new UBC study. And the positive effect lasts well beyond the activity itself, which may be good news for women concerned about their body image.

Old tires make for stronger concrete

For some time now, crumbs of rubber from ground-up discarded tires have been used to produce a more resilient form of asphalt. Researchers from the University of British Columbia are taking things in a different direction, however, by...Show More Summary

Is It Unconstitutional for Trump to Block Twitter Users?

Lawyers from Columbia University’s Knight First Amendment Institute sent a letter last week arguing that President Trump’s blocking users on Twitter runs afoul of the First Amendment. The president’s account recently blocked the twoShow More Summary

Statistical Challenges of Survey Sampling and Big Data (my remote talk in Bologna this Thurs, 15 June, 4:15pm)

Statistical Challenges of Survey Sampling and Big Data Andrew Gelman, Department of Statistics and Department of Political Science, Columbia University, New York Big Data need Big Model. Big Data are typically convenience samples, not...Show More Summary

Columbia University wants student’s rape lawsuit tossed

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Lawyers for Columbia University have moved to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a student who claimed the school ignored her rape claims.

Autism risk linked to fever during pregnancy

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Fever during pregnancy may raise the risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the child, according to a study led by scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Show More Summary

Christopher Emdin: For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood

'Dr. Christopher Emdin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University; where he also serves as Director of Science Education at the Center for Health Equity and Urban Science Education. Show More Summary

Friends Launch Fundraiser For Columbia Student Critically Injured In Hit-And-Run

Friends of a Columbia University student who was critically injured by a hit-and-run driver last week have launched a GoFundMe campaign to help him with his medical bills. [ more › ]

Mixing booze and pot is a serious threat to traffic safety

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Use of marijuana in combination with alcohol by drivers is especially dangerous, according to a latest study conducted at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.Show More Summary

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