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Scientists at Columbia have developed a gene-editing tool—using jumping genes—that inserts any DNA sequence into the genome without cutting, fixing a major shortcoming of existing CRISPR technology.
A new study of a single-celled organism with 16,000 tiny chromosomes may shed light on a recently discovered feature of the human genome.
A study shows that one in 7 kidney donor-recipient pairs may have a type of genetic incompatibility that leads to organ rejection.
A new study suggests that providers make the same number of wrong-patient errors regardless of the number of electronic patient records they could have open at a time.
- May 10, 2019
Columbia engineers and surgeons show that new salvage methods can recondition severely damaged lungs to meet transplantation criteria and could make more lungs available for patients.
- May 7, 2019
A new study suggests that depression and GI trouble sometimes spring from the same source—low serotonin—and identifies a potential treatment that could ease both conditions.
- May 2, 2019
Four researchers at VP&S have been named 2019 Schaefer Research Scholars and will pursue new ideas in cancer metastasis, neurodegenerative disease, and compulsive behavior.
- April 9, 2019
A new study from Columbia pediatricians found that new mothers are more receptive to educational materials that contain facts, not criticism, about sugary drinks.
- April 1, 2019
Columbia researchers may have uncovered a new way to prevent, and possibly reverse, the liver's deterioration during fatty liver disease, which affects one in four Americans.
- March 25, 2019
3D imaging is revealing how friendly bacteria communicate with their hosts to take up residence in the gut.
- March 20, 2019
Survivors of cardiac arrest are more likely to experience further heart trouble if they have symptoms of PTSD, according to a new study from researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
- March 13, 2019
A drug given to nearly 10 percent of all pregnant women to prevent severe respiratory ailments in preterm babies also reduces health care costs, according to a new study by Columbia researchers.
- March 11, 2019
Researchers at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine have determined how a common oral bacteria often implicated in tooth decay accelerates the growth of colon cancer.