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A new study has identified markers of maternal stress—both physical and psychological—that may influence a baby’s sex and the likelihood of preterm birth.
A new study shows that smoking even a few cigarettes a day is harmful to lungs and that former smokers continue to lose lung function at a faster rate than never-smokers for decades after quitting.
Only select neurons die during Parkinson’s disease. Columbia researchers are looking for clues in immune cells to find out what makes these brain cells so vulnerable.
Adrenaline is considered crucial in triggering a “fight or flight” response, but new research shows the response can’t even get started without a hormone made in bone.
- July 9, 2019
A Columbia Nursing study has found that infections were 15 percent more common among patients hospitalized in units that were understaffed with nurses for two consecutive shifts.
- June 28, 2019
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.
- June 26, 2019
Nearly 1 in 7 brain-injured patients shows early evidence of hidden consciousness—as revealed by EEG analysis—and is more likely to recover, researchers at Columbia have found.
- June 25, 2019
Two recent studies—one that successfully grew human hair in a dish and another that reawakened dormant hair follicles—could lead to new hair restoration therapies for women and men.
- June 24, 2019
The Columbia Stem Cell Initiative, which provides support to more than 50 laboratories across the university engaged in stem cell research, moved this spring into new facilities.
- June 19, 2019
Four physician-scientists at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons have been named 2019 Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Scholars, and a fifth has been named a 2019 Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Merit Awardee.
- June 12, 2019
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.
- May 22, 2019
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.