CUMC’s most-read research articles of 2016 included news about wheat sensitivity, BPA, and an unusual type of human embryonic stem cell:
P&S researchers found that patients with non-celiac wheat sensitivity had a weakened intestinal barrier, leading to systemic inflammation and a variety of symptoms after ingesting wheat.
Seventy-five percent of patients with an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss had significant hair regrowth after treatment with ruxolitinib.
Heavy users of marijuana had lower levels of dopamine in a brain region involved in working memory, impulsive behavior, and attention, according to a study from CUMC’s Department of Psychiatry.
Boys exposed prenatally to a common chemical used in plastics may be more likely to develop symptoms of anxiety and depression at age 10-12, a study by researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health found.
In Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia, new infections are falling and the percentage of the population infected with HIV is stabilizing, a study by researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health found.
Two studies suggested that an odor-identification test could be a low-cost way to identify patients with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.
Seniors who have diabetes are paying lower out-of-pocket costs for their medications since the launch of Medicare’s Part D prescription drug benefit, according to a study from School of Nursing researchers.
Leveraging the power of big data, researchers from P&S and Columbia’s Data Science Institute uncovered a potentially dangerous drug interaction between ceftriaxone, an antibiotic, and lansoprazole, a heartburn medication.
Scientists from P&S and elsewhere generated an embryonic stem cell that contains a single copy of the human genome. The cell may ease genetic analysis for cancer research, precision medicine, and regenerative medicine.
Researchers have identified 41 master regulator genes that may cause gum disease, also known as periodontal disease.