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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.
- 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.
- February 11, 2019
New research in mice suggests omega-3s may help prevent miscarriage, preterm delivery, and stillbirth caused by uterine infections with bacteria commonly found in the mouth.
- February 1, 2019
A study from Columbia University researchers suggests that DNA sequencing can help diagnose the underlying genetic causes of fetal anomalies found during prenatal ultrasounds.
- January 31, 2019
Aerobic exercise is known to improve cognition in the elderly; a new Columbia study shows it’s good for adults as young as 20.
- January 22, 2019
One in five adolescents in New York City may have undiagnosed asthma, a study from Columbia University School of Nursing has found.
- January 9, 2019
Researchers at CUIMC explain how to sustain your New Year's resolutions and share advice on losing weight, becoming more mindful, and improving sleep.