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Year in Review: 2015 Highlights in Video

These top video picks of 2015 showcase faculty research, student programs, and campus highlights at Columbia University Medical Center.

Can Your Birth Month Predict Disease Risk? 

Researchers developed a computational algorithm to examine New York City medical databases and found 55 diseases that correlate with the season of birth.


Blocking Enzymes in Hair Follicles Promotes Hair Growth

Inhibiting a family of enzymes inside hair follicles that are suspended in a resting state restores hair growth.


Columbia Asylum Clinic

The Asylum Clinic, part of the Columbia Human Rights Initiative run by students at the College of Physicians & Surgeons, provides medical evaluations for asylum seekers in the United States.


Gene Leads to Nearsightedness When Kids Read

Vision researchers at CUMC discovered a gene that causes myopia, but only in people who spend a lot of time in childhood reading or doing other “nearwork.”


A Feel for Flight: How Studying Bat Touch Could Help Build Better Planes

The neuroscience of bat flight could help us design better planes.


Seven Myths About Measles 

Melissa Stockwell, MD, MPH, debunks seven common myths about measles and vaccination.


Scientists Turn Tastes On and Off by Manipulating Brain Cells 

Researchers demonstrated the ability to change the way something tastes by manipulating groups of cells in the mouse brain.


Columbia Nursing Tops Off New Building

Students, alumni, faculty, and other members of the Columbia community gathered to sign the last beam of a new building for the School of Nursing and watch as it was lifted into place to complete the steel structure.


Long-term Memories Are Maintained by Prion-like Proteins

Research from Eric Kandel’s lab uncovered further evidence of a system in the brain that persistently maintains memories for long periods of time.


Match Day 2015 at Columbia

Watch this 60-second video and relive the excitement of #Match2015 at P&S.

The Future of Cancer 

View excerpts from a conversation about the future of cancer held at Columbia University to mark the PBS broadcast of “Ken Burns Presents Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” a film based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Columbia oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee.


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