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A new BRAIN Initiative atlas showcases the diverse cell populations within the human hypothalamus, paving the way to discovering novel cellular targets for obesity and metabolic disease
A new study in women found that shortening sleep by just 90 minutes for a few weeks increased insulin resistance, a risk factor for type 2 diabetes.
Studies exploring metformin’s power to prevent prostate cancer progression have been inconclusive. Columbia research now shows that the drug has promise, but only for specific patients.
Wegovy (semaglutide) produces the greatest weight loss in teenagers, but a study by Columbia researchers finds that the trendy obesity drug is not cost-effective at its current price.
- July 28, 2014
CUMC's Dr. Domenico Accili participated in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Reddit to discuss his recent diabetes research.
- May 22, 2014
Researchers discovered how common obesity gene contributes to weight gain
- April 28, 2014
Scientists at the New York Stem Cell Foundation and CUMC have created the first disease-specific embryonic stem cell line using nuclear transfer technology.
- January 31, 2014
Obese children exposed to high levels of air pollutants are nearly three times as likely to have asthma, compared with non-obese children and lower levels of pollution exposure.
- November 26, 2013
Women with PTSD gain weight more rapidly and are more likely to be overweight or obese than women without the disorder, find researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Harvard School of Public Health.
- November 18, 2013
Columbia has honored Philipp E. Scherer, PhD for helping usher in a new understanding of fat and its role in diabetes and other metabolic diseases.