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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 19, 2018
A new study finds that young Americans had a sharply higher risk of suicide in the months after surviving a deliberate self-harm attempt.
- February 20, 2018
CUIMC researchers are helping scientists change the way they study human behavior to focus on the mechanisms that explain how people adopt healthier habits.
- February 12, 2018
A new optical imaging system developed at Columbia University uses red and near-infrared light to identify breast cancer patients who will respond best to chemotherapy.
- February 8, 2018
Neurons mature and acquire their firing properties with the help of Rbfox genes, a family of genes linked to autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
- January 16, 2018
Columbia neurologists and engineers are using a robotic device to investigate how Parkinson’s affects the ability to walk and respond to balance perturbations.
- December 20, 2017
Using electron microscopy, CUMC biologists have captured the first detailed images of a calcium membrane pore in action, revealing a potential target for treating cancer.
- December 18, 2017
Glasses that block blue light may help people with insomnia get more sleep, a new CUMC study has found.