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Columbia researchers have uncovered an array of new genes that cause stillbirth, significantly increasing the understanding of the genetic foundations of a common, but little studied, condition.
New genetic and patient analyses suggest severe COVID is linked to overactive complement, one of the immune system’s oldest branches, and excess blood clotting.
- October 9, 2019
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.
- October 2, 2019
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.
- September 12, 2019
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.
- August 30, 2019
CUIMC biologists developed a computer algorithm that uncovered previously unknown interactions between viruses and human proteins, providing new insights into Zika and HPV.
- August 20, 2019
Synthetic biologists at Columbia have created a technique that could prevent human-engineered proteins from spreading into the wild or mutating.
- August 19, 2019
Columbia pediatricians will mine a trove of health data collected by New York City to address some of the city’s most pressing health inequities.
- August 15, 2019
By participating in one of the world’s largest genetic studies, New Yorkers will help bring precision medicine to their communities, Columbia’s David Goldstein explains.