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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.
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.
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.
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.
- July 11, 2019
Among teens treated in an emergency department for drug-related symptoms, nearly 20% who used Spice, K2, or other synthetic cannabinoids experienced seizures.
- July 10, 2019
Parents given a handout with flu facts at their pediatrician’s office were significantly more likely to get their kids vaccinated before the end of flu season, Columbia pediatricians have found.
- July 9, 2019
A Columbia Nursing study has found that infections were 15 percent more common among patients hospitalized in units that were understaffed with nurses for two consecutive shifts.
- June 28, 2019
Hematopoietic stem cells can survive extraordinary stress. Columbia scientists have learned how they escape death, which could lead to new treatments for blood cancers and diseases related to aging.
- June 26, 2019
Nearly 1 in 7 brain-injured patients shows early evidence of hidden consciousness—as revealed by EEG analysis—and is more likely to recover, researchers at Columbia have found.
- June 25, 2019
Two recent studies—one that successfully grew human hair in a dish and another that reawakened dormant hair follicles—could lead to new hair restoration therapies for women and men.
- June 24, 2019
The Columbia Stem Cell Initiative, which provides support to more than 50 laboratories across the university engaged in stem cell research, moved this spring into new facilities.
- June 19, 2019
Four physician-scientists at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons have been named 2019 Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Scholars, and a fifth has been named a 2019 Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Merit Awardee.