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An ancient antivirus system in our cells silences foreign DNA—but also hinders gene therapy. New research shows how the system could be disabled.
Pathology’s new recruit, Kevin Gardner, talks about health disparities and the need for more diversity among research participants.
With the use of personalized clinical trials, Karina Davidson hopes to upend the way new drugs are tested and revolutionize the practice of medicine.
Columbia University researchers have created a new topology-based tool that generates a roadmap of the ways in which a stem cell becomes differentiated.
- October 9, 2014
Using an innovative algorithm, CUMC researchers have found that loss of a gene called KLHL9 is the driving force behind the most aggressive form of glioblastoma, the most common form of brain cancer.
- September 15, 2014
A study that revealed the origins of the Askhenazi Jewish population will advance personalized medicine.
- September 8, 2014
For a year, diabetes patient Doug Kanter tracked every blood sugar reading, every insulin dose, every meal, and all of his activity to produce the quintessential selfie.
- August 26, 2014
Columbia surgeons and radiation oncologists deliver precise radiotherapy immediately following cancer tumor removal.
- July 10, 2014
Columbia University Medical Center researchers have created a way to develop personalized gene therapies for patients with retinitis pigmentosa, a leading cause of vision loss.
- May 12, 2014
Two genes together drive the most lethal forms of prostate cancer; could lead to diagnostic test and new treatments.
- 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.
- March 21, 2014
New way to classify gum disease may allow for earlier detection of severe cases before loss of teeth and bone occurs.
- March 13, 2014
Using stem cells from patients, P&S researchers have created a model of age-related macular degeneration in a dish, which may lead personalized treatments to prevent vision loss.
- December 1, 2013
For the first time, scientists have successfully transformed human stem cells into functional lung and airway cells.