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PTSD Symptoms May Be Prevented With Ketamine

Columbia University researchers have evidence that giving a small dose of ketamine one week before a psychologically traumatic event may help prevent PTSD. The study, in mice, may have implications for soldiers who are at risk for trauma and PTSD.
8-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Global Consortium Formed to Educate Leaders on Climate and Health

With funding from The Rockefeller Foundation, Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health today announces a Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education to share best scientific and educational practices and design model curricula...
6-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

DiGeorge Syndrome Kidney Problems May Be Caused By Missing Gene

A research team led by Columbia University has discovered that loss of function of the CRKL gene causes kidney and urinary tract defects in people with DiGeorge syndrome, solving a 60-year-old medical mystery.
24-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

In Alzheimer’s, Excess Tau Protein Damages Brain’s GPS

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Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have linked excess tau protein in the brain to the spatial disorientation that leads to wandering in many Alzheimer's disease patients. The findings, in mice, could lead to early diagnostic tests for...
18-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Chapman Perelman Foundation Domestic Violence Gift Awarded to Columbia Psychiatry

The Chapman Perelman Foundation has contributed $1 million to Columbia University Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry to expand an initiative that provides mental health services to victims of domestic violence.
18-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Common Epilepsies Share Genetic Overlap with Rare Types

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian showed that several genes implicated in rare forms of pediatric epilepsy also contribute to common forms of the disorder.
6-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Columbia, NewYork-Presbyterian and Non-Profit Life Raft Group Form Cancer Research Partnership

Collaboration will investigate the efficacy of a system biology approach to identifying treatment options for patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors.
11-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and University of Puerto Rico Partner to Strengthen Oral Health Care

Partnership aims to advance oral health through community-based research, education, and patient care.
11-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST 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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