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In most cases of ALS, a toxin released by cells that normally nurture neurons in the brain and spinal cord can trigger loss of the nerve cells affected in the disease, report Columbia researchers.
Tom Jessell will receive the 2014 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science for opening up one of the most unknown—and important—fields of biomedical research.
In honor of National Healthy Weight Week, we spoke with Dr. Judith Korner, Associate Professor of Medicine at CUMC, about how to determine if you are at a healthy weight and, if you’re overweight, what to do to get healthy.
Breast cancer study in mice suggests that radiation therapy to unaffected breast could reduce risk of second cancer.
CUMC researchers have identified a gene that appears to play a major role in motor neuron degeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.