Columbia University School of Nursing appoints new dean, Lorraine Frazier.
For women, even mild sleep problems can raise blood pressure, finds a new study.
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.
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Methylene blue, an affordable synthetic dye, has been shown to be highly effective at blocking transmission of the malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum from patients to mosquito hosts.
Richard S. Mann, PhD, and colleagues have solved the longstanding puzzle of why a single transcription factor can turn on many genes in a test tube, but only a few genes in a live organism.