Frequent users of cannabis—including marijuana and hashish—are more likely to have gum disease, Columbia University dental researchers have found.
The Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, newly renamed in honor of Roy and Diana Vagelos, will replace loans with scholarships for medical students with financial need.
Certain women with preeclampsia are more likely to have a pregnancy-related stroke, finds a new study led by Columbia neurologists.
Writing in NEJM, Columbia ophthalmologists say a form of Vitamin B3 may be able to stop the progression of glaucoma by protecting the eye's neurons.
Columbia neuroscientists find that a part of the brain filters out internal noise made by the body, which may help explain such hearing disorders as tinnitus.
Neurosurgeon Sameer Sheth uses deep brain stimulation to treat depression in patients who have not been helped with other therapies.
CUMC graduates include a former gang member turned public health student and a joint MD/MBA student with plans to improve patient safety.
Spinal muscular atrophy is partly due to defects in the sensory neuron synapses that activate motor neurons. Symptoms may be reduced by improving synapse function.
Opioid receptors in the brain are responsible for the antidepressant effects of tianeptine, a new study from CUMC researchers has found.
Researchers have developed three-dimensional "mini organs," made from stem cells, that could be used to model lung diseases.
Columbia neurologist Melodie Winawer talks about her debut novel, "The Scribe of Siena," and the parallels between science and writing historical fiction.