Mechanisms underlying SMA found
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 was awarded to Joachim Frank, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular biophysics and of biological sciences, Richard Henderson, and Jacques Dubochet for developing cryo-electron microscopy.
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The Irving Institute is funding two new awards for teams of basic and clinical assistant professors.
Columbia University will award the 2012 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize to Richard Losick, PhD, Joe Lutkenhaus, PhD, and Lucy Shapiro, PhD, for their collective work on the intricate, dynamic, three-dimensional organization of bacterial cells. Prior to their discoveries, the tiny bacterial cell was thought to be a “bag of enzymes” that held a jumbled mess of proteins and DNA within a “cell sap.”
Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) is one of 50 institutions selected nationwide from more than 700 applications for a “Provocative Questions” grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Dr. Andrew Marks & his team have identified a potential medical treatment for the cognitive effects of stress-related disorders, including PTSD.
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A study by Columbia researchers Judith Miné-Hattab, PhD, and Rodney Rothstein, PhD, found that after a double-strand break in DNA, the mobility of both the broken segment and other, unbroken, chromosomes is greatly increased.
Columbia researchers have found that a protein called Anthrax Toxin Receptor 2 (ANTXR2) is necessary for successful labor and birth.
Maintaining the right level of sugar in the blood is the responsibility not only of insulin, which removes glucose, but also of a hormone called glucagon, which adds glucose.