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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.
- November 13, 2013
Stem cells created from the skin of patients with a rare form of diabetes have been used to elucidate an important biochemical pathway for beta-cell failure in diabetes.
- October 24, 2013
Overturning entrenched beliefs about type 2 diabetes, Domenico Accili’s findings may lead to a new approach to treatment.
- October 4, 2013
Remi Creusot has turned to crowdfunding to help make "super-educator" cells that can prevent the progression of type 1 diabetes.
- September 18, 2013
Drs. Rudolph Leibel and Michael Rosenbaum are members of a multi-center collaboration that plans to test competing hypotheses of obesity and weight gain.
- August 23, 2013
If you are one of the estimated 10,000 new college freshmen with type 1 diabetes in the U.S., starting college can be the adjustment of a lifetime.
- August 19, 2013
A new study from the Mailman School of Public Health finds that obesity accounts for 18 percent of American deaths.
- July 19, 2013
Inhibiting a protein in the diabetic liver may be a way to reduce two problems: producing too much glucose and storing too much fat.
- July 3, 2013
Conventional wisdom says obesity is good for bones, but a new study of premenopausal women finds that belly fat is associated with poor bone quality.
- June 18, 2013
Study of insulin-producing cells derived from skin of diabetes patients shows utility of iPS cells for study of human disease and as potential therapy.
- June 17, 2013
Obese adolescents are more likely than their normal-weight counterparts to have hearing loss – results of a new study led by Columbia’s Dr. Anil Lalwani.