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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.
- January 11, 2021
A new analysis of almost 10,000 patients found that tumors could be stratified into 112 subtypes regardless of the cancer’s origin.
- January 11, 2021
A new study has found that up to 20% of aggressive brain cancers are fueled by overactive mitochondria and new drugs in development may be able to starve the cancers.
- January 4, 2021
New images of Wnt, a signaling protein mutated in some cancers, in complex with its specific carrier, reveals atomic-level details of the molecules and a potential new drug target.
- December 22, 2020
In children with certain autism mutations, the diversity and severity of symptoms are often related to the identity and properties of gene units, called exons, targeted by the mutations.
- December 18, 2020
A study of more than 1 million patients has found no increased risk of COVID-19 diagnosis, hospitalization, or complications for users of two common anti-hypertensive medications.
- December 4, 2020
Columbia researchers created a new technology using synthetic llama antibodies to protect endangered proteins inside cells. The technology could treat dozens of diseases.
- December 2, 2020
Researchers at Columbia, UCLA, and Northeastern have begun helping the FDA in its effort to monitor the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, and other biologic products.
- December 1, 2020
New findings suggest a hormone called lipocalin-2, previously found to suppress food intake in mice, may also prevent weight gain in humans.
- November 27, 2020
Columbia researchers characterized a new class of ‘biomimetic’ drugs that plug a calcium channel implicated in the development of cancer and several other diseases.