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The grant to the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons will help medical researchers speed the application of scientific discoveries, so that new treatments can be delivered to patients faster.
Wang received the prize, awarded annually to immigrants whose work demonstrates exceptional insight or innovation, for his development of synthetic biology tools.
With $10 million from Pfizer, the Initiative aims to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities in clinical trials and enhance the diversity of clinical researchers.
The risk of late-term stillbirth is three times higher for women who use both tobacco and alcohol during pregnancy, a new study has found.
- May 10, 2021
A new study shows that silver nanoclusters—which could be applied to the treatment of cancer in the future—block an early step of DNA replication.
- April 27, 2021
Residents of some NYC public housing developments can get free vision screening and eye exams in their building as part of a new study led by Columbia University’s Department of Ophthalmology.
- April 22, 2021
A new imaging technique that can capture movies of individual receptors on the surface of living cells in unprecedented detail could pave the way to a trove of new drugs.
- March 30, 2021
With $16 million gift, Columbia will open a new center for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases this summer, offering patients specialized care and expanding research at a national level.
- March 16, 2021
A collaboration between Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) and Health Level Seven International (HL7) will improve access and sharing of health care data among researchers.
- March 9, 2021
A clinical trial to test a gene therapy for some patients with dry age-related macular degeneration—a leading cause of blindness in the United States—is underway at Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian.
- February 25, 2021
Spread of a new SARS-CoV-2 variant in the New York City region that shares worrisome similarities with other recent variants has been identified by scientists at Columbia University.
- February 24, 2021
By deploying CRISPR to make the smallest mutations, researchers are learning how subtle changes to genes contribute to disease.
- February 8, 2021
Cells used to study the human blood-brain barrier in the lab aren’t what they seem, a new study has found, throwing nearly a decade’s worth of research into question.
- February 8, 2021
In NIH funding for Federal Fiscal Year 2020, VP&S reached its highest ranking ever. Nursing and Mailman School of Public Health also ranked high.