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


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

Transfusions of “Old” Blood May Harm Some Patients

Blood transfusions with the oldest blood available could be harmful for some patients, finds Columbia University researchers. The investigators recommend reducing the maximum blood storage limit from 6 to 5 weeks.
9-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Precision Medicine Tool Helps Optimize Cancer Treatment

Columbia University researchers have created a user-friendly computational tool that rapidly predicts which genes are implicated in an individual’s cancer and recommends treatments.
22-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Gastric Cancer Fueled by ‘Crosstalk’ Between Nerves and Cancer Cells

Gastric tumors are started by specialized cells in the stomach that signal nerves to make more acetylcholine, according to a study in mice. But blocking nerve growth factor inhibits the formation of stomach tumors.
14-Dec-2016 9:05 AM 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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