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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.
- November 19, 2020
Columbia University COVID researchers are working to improve coronavirus testing, find new antivirals, and develop new ways to prevent transmission.
- November 16, 2020
A new nationwide study of more than 50,000 individuals—coordinated by Columbia researchers—is now underway to determine factors that predict disease severity and long-term health impacts of COVID-19.
- November 12, 2020
Ancient parts of the brain may hold secrets that help explain the drive to eat and how eating may affect brain health. Sabrina Diano, the new Institute of Human Nutrition director, is investigating.
- November 5, 2020
Immunotherapy, often ineffective against stomach cancer, was more effective when combined with chemotherapy and given earlier, finds a new study in mice.
- October 28, 2020
The most detailed analysis to date of CRISPR genome editing in human embryos finds a significant risk of chromosomal abnormalities when using the technique at the earliest stage of human development.
- October 27, 2020
Coronaviruses are adept at mimicking human immune proteins called complement, which may allow the viruses to gain a foothold in our bodies and cause disease.
- October 27, 2020
Columbia/NYSPI researchers are examining how millions of college students are addressing COVID-19 challenges, including academic/life plans, decision-making, substance use, and mental well-being.
- October 26, 2020
Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 cause of maternal mortality in the United States, but a new study suggests specialized cardio-obstetrics teams may improve outcomes.