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Hematopoietic stem cells can survive extraordinary stress. Columbia scientists have learned how they escape death, which could lead to new treatments for blood cancers and diseases related to aging.
A new study of elderly Hispanics found that hearing loss increased the risk of depression symptoms.
A new study shows how cellular “housekeeping” protects some neurons against the toxic proteins of Alzheimer’s disease and suggests new treatment possibilities.
- October 18, 2018
Aging vocal folds produce a weak, tired-sounding voice, but exercises can reverse some of the effects, says Columbia otolaryngologist Michael Pitman, MD.
- August 23, 2018
A new study shows that in human muscle, mitochondrial DNA mutations arise near the cell nucleus where they trigger molecular changes that promote their own proliferation.
- April 26, 2018
For the first time, the basic principles of palliative care will be integrated into the curriculum for all students at Columbia's School of Nursing.
- March 15, 2018
Some HIV symptoms affect women more than men. A new study from Columbia Nursing shows how menopause adds to the burden.
- November 20, 2017
CUMC experts discuss the CDC's recommendation of a new shingles vaccine for adults over 50.
- September 29, 2016
Four areas of U.S. policy need immediate attention to improve health care for an aging population, say Columbia aging experts in a new report.
- September 16, 2016
Despite widespread hearing loss among people in their 90s, only 59 percent of individuals in that age group use hearing aids, Columbia researchers found.