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Ghost Rider Is Coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Ever since Marvel Entertainment confirmed they held the film and TV rights to the iconic Marvel Comics character Ghost Rider (which had previously been held by Columbia Pictures, who put out the two not-so-well-received Nicolas Cage films starring the titular Rider), there's been speculation about where he'd pop up in ... More »

Us suicide rate for people with Epilepsy exceeds levels in general population

Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control studied the prevalence of suicide among people with epilepsy compared to the population overall and estimated that the annual suicide mortality rate among those with epilepsy was 22 percent higher than in the general population. Show More Summary

Columbia University to Provide Data & Research Support for NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program

Columbia University Medical Center will play an important role in the launch and operations of the Data and Research Support Center for the NIH's Precision Medicine Initiative(r) (PMI) Cohort Program--a landmark study of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors affecting the health of one million or more U.S. participants.

Without smarter governance, blockchains will fall victim to more attacks

Benjamin Dean, Columbia University Companies around the world are exploring blockchain, the technology underpinning digital currency bitcoin. In this Blockchain unleashed series, we investigate the many possible use cases for the blockchain,...Show More Summary

New nanoscale technologies could revolutionize microscopes, study of disease

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Research completed through a collaboration with University of Missouri engineers, biologists, and chemists could transform how scientists study molecules and cells at sub-microscopic (nanoscale) levels. Shubra Gangopadhyay,...Show More Summary

Proponents of oil-stock divestment should be careful what they wish for

As the adage goes, rarely are things as simple as they seem. The fossil fuels divestment movement that has targeted New York campuses—including Columbia and New York University—and others... To view the full story, click the title l...

Intranasal Flu Vaccine Produces Long-Lasting Immune Response in Mice

Intranasal flu vaccines may be able to provide long-lasting protection against pandemic flu strains, according to a new study from immunologists at Columbia University Medical Center.

Toxic Alzheimer's Protein Spreads Through Brain via Extracellular Space

A toxic Alzheimer's protein can spread through the brain via the extracellular space that surrounds the brain's neurons, finds a study from Columbia University Medical Center.

Exxon Increases Funding to Energy Think-Tank Run By Former Top Obama Energy Aide

According to ExxonMobil's 2015 annual worldwide giving report, the company has upped the ante and increased its funding of Columbia University's influential Center on Global Energy Policy ( CGEP ) to the tune of $50,000 for that year.  That's an increase over the $25,000 the “private empire” gave to CGEP in 2014, as we reported in December. Show More Summary

A Critical Turning Point in Washington's Partnership With Iraqi Kurds

The Kurdish peshmerga are our “boots on the ground." Ed. note: The authors of this piece served on Columbia University’s Task Force, State-Building in Iraqi Kurdistan. Largely unnoticed by U.S. media, security cooperation between the United States and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is dramatically expanding. Show More Summary

Weekend Reading: Warren Buffett and Michael Jensen: the 1984 Columbia University Orangutang Debate

Huh... I was going to put up, as weekend reading, the 1984 Columbia University "Orangutang" Efficient Markets Hypothesis Debate... I can find Buffett's talk: ["The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville](https://www.dropbox.com/s/do6qebu6qn5arah/Buffett1984.pdf?dl=0). But I cannot find a copy of Michael Jensen's talk anywhere... Can anybody help?

New Dwarf Planet Discovered In Our Solar System

An international team of astronomers has discovered a new dwarf planet in our solar system just beyond the orbit of Neptune. According to a press release from the University of British Columbia, the dwarf planet is approximately 430 miles (700 km) in diameter, giving it about the...

Columbia must pay $9.5M for NIH research grant overbilling

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Columbia University will pay a $9.5 million settlement for overbilling the federal government for research grants over a 12-year period.

Columbia University Awarded $58.4 Million to Accelerate Development of New Therapies

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has received a $58.4 million grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand its work in translational resear...

Doing the Inner Work for the Outer Work in a Suffering World

For the last 3 weeks, I participated in an intensive program at Teachers College (Columbia University) for my Masters in Psychology and Spirituality. During 9-hour days, we immersed ourselves in an academic understanding of the inherent...Show More Summary

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...Show More Summary

Eric Holder's Justice

Eric Holder certainly has changed since his days at Columbia University. According to the New York Times, "as a boyish-looking freshman" he "was recruited by upperclassmen to help take over the R.O.T.C. office," which they claimed as...Show More Summary

Interventions Do Not Improve Viral Suppression Among Hospitalized Patients with HIV Infection and Substance Use

In a study appearing in the July 12 issue of JAMA, an HIV/AIDS theme issue, Lisa R. Metsch, Ph.D., of Columbia University, New York, and colleagues assessed the effect of structured patient navigation (care coordination with case management)...Show More Summary

Guest Contribution: “Importer and Exporter Market Share in Exchange Rate Pass-Through”

Today we are pleased to present a guest contribution written by Michael Devereux at the University of British Columbia and Wei Dong and Ben Tomlin at the Bank of Canada. The views expressed below are those of the authors and do not represent those of the Bank of Canada. This post is based on a […]

Four NYC Medical Centers Receive New NIH Precision Medicine Grant

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and Weill Cornell Medicine, in collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian and NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, have been awarded a grant from the NIH for up to $46.5 million over five years to enroll participants in the Cohort Program of President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI).

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