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Two New Breast Cancer Genes Emerge from Lynch Syndrome Gene Study

Columbia University researchers have identified two new breast cancer genes that also cause Lynch syndrome.

Bookshelf: ‘A Time to Stir’ Evokes the Zeal of Columbia’s 1968 Protests

A new collection of essays by people linked to the student protests at Columbia University offers a fresh view of the uprising, nearly 50 years later.

Bioengineered soft microfibers improve T-cell production

(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Columbia Engineering researchers have developed a new method for improving T cell manufacture by focusing on the materials involved in this process. Their study uses a polymer mesh to activate the T cells, a critical step for their production. Show More Summary

Aid for oceans and fisheries in developing world drops by 30 percent

(University of British Columbia) Financial aid to fisheries in developing countries has declined by 30 percent, finds a new study from UBC and Stockholm Resilience Centre researchers, published in Marine Policy. Projects focusing on climate issues in fisheries had a 77 percent decline over the five years studied.

Novel precision medicine trial for metastatic pancreatic cancer

(Columbia University Medical Center) The Lustgarten Foundation has awarded Columbia University's Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) a three-year grant, as part of its Translational Clinical Program, to test a new precision medicine approach to the treatment of metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Baker & Raskolnikov: Harmful, Harmless, And Beneficial Uncertainty In Law

Scott Baker (Washington University) & Alex Raskolnikov (Columbia), Harmful, Harmless, and Beneficial Uncertainty in Law, 46 J. Legal Stud. 281 (2017): This article examines the impact of four types of law-related uncertainty on the utility of risk-neutral agents. We find that greater legal or factual uncertainty makes agents worse off...

Versatile Hayden Liu Announces Commitment to Columbia

By Anne Lepesant on SwimSwam Hayden Liu of Crespi Carmelite High School and CCAT Swimming has announced he will swim for Columbia University beginning in 2018-19. Read the full story on SwimSwam: Versatile Hayden Liu Announces Commitment to Columbia

Link: Gendered academic space in political science

Macartan Humphreys, of Columbia University, has written a short essay on “Gender discrimination in political science and the problem of poor allies”. It begins with a personal story, then moves into broader issues in his field of political...Show More Summary

Incorporating social media reviews can improve surveillance of restaurant health problems

A recent paper illustrates the success of an improved system that tracks foodborne illness via online Yelp restaurant reviews developed by the Columbia University Department of Computer Science. Since 2012 this system has been used by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to identify instances of foodborne illness in NYC restaurants.

Sisters of the Cross review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Alexei Remizov's Sisters of the Cross, recently out from Columbia University Press in their Russian Library-series. Remizov is one of those Russian writers who slipped into...Show More Summary

O'Keefe: Trump Asked Me to Steal Obama's School Records

In his forthcoming book, James O'Keefe claims that Donald Trump attempted to persuade him to steal Barack Obama's records from Columbia University. He claims Trump was confident Obama was born in the US but suspected that Obama may have...Show More Summary

James O’Keefe: Trump Repeatedly Asked Me To “Get Inside” Columbia University And Steal Obama’s Records

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The Hill reports: Conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe claims in a forthcoming book that President Trump asked him to “get inside” Columbia University and obtain a copy of former President Barack Obama’s college records. O’Keefe writes...Show More Summary

Too much business travel can lead to depression, anxiety and trouble sleeping, study says

If you are a business traveler who has to be away from home more than two weeks a month, no one has to tell you that this much travel can wear you down. But a study from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health confirms that people who travel for business two weeks or more a month...

Donald Trump Allegedly Asked James O’Keefe To Break Into Columbia, Steal Obama’s School Records

President Donald Trump is rumored to have once encouraged notorious conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe to “get inside” Columbia University and get his hands on the private school records of then President Barack Obama. CNN reportsShow More Summary

Language professor trashes Trump has having less forethought than ‘my cat and my forks, knives and spoons’

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Linguistics Professor John McWhorter of Columbia University told CNN’s Don Lemon Friday that there was no way to take what Trump said about “shthole countries” as anything but racist. “It’s quite clear that he sees black people as lesser,” McWhorter said....

Donald Trump’s birther crusade against Barack Obama included request for James O’Keefe espionage: report

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

According to a new book by James O’Keefe, President Donald Trump asked the disgraced fake “documentarian” to go on a secret mission in 2013 to obtain President Barack Obama’s Columbia University records. CNN, who obtained an advanced copy of the book, reported that the text...

Scientists identify a key mechanism regulating a protein required for muscle and heart function

Scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC) and Columbia University in New York have discovered an important mechanism in the regulation of a protein that plays an essential role in the function of skeletal muscle and the heart. Show More Summary

From Golden Globes to ghosting: James Franco staggers amid sexual exploitation allegations

Was it tempting fate, to direct and star in a movie called The Disaster Artist? James Franco is, famously, one of Hollywood’s most indomitable multitaskers: acting in movies while enrolling at Columbia University and NYU; shooting an...Show More Summary

Mizzou’s graduate, NCAA All-american Nadine Laemmler retires

By Daniela Kapser on SwimSwam German Nadine Laemmler has announced her retirement from competitive swimming. Laemmler was a student athlete at the University of Missouri (Columbia,... Read the full story on SwimSwam: Mizzou’s graduate, NCAA All-american Nadine Laemmler retires

Scientists identify a key mechanism regulating a protein required for muscle and heart function

(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares) Scientists at the CNIC and Columbia University have identified a new mechanism regulating the elasticity of titin, a protein with important roles in the function of skeletal and heart muscle.

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