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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.
- May 15, 2019
A study shows that one in 7 kidney donor-recipient pairs may have a type of genetic incompatibility that leads to organ rejection.
- May 14, 2019
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.