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A recent rise in a rare lymphoma has been linked to breast implants, but Columbia researchers have found that the risk is extremely low among women who have reconstructive surgery after mastectomy.
Columbia's Clinical Innovation Lab, a hub that helps doctors develop new technologies to improve patient care, has already funded five projects. Yours could be next.
The diminished power of the immune system in older adults is usually blamed on the aging process. A new study shows that decades of inhaled particulates due to air pollution also take a toll.
An implantable pump that has the potential to transform brain cancer treatment was found safe and effective in people in a study at Columbia University.
- 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.
- 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.