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Safer Methods for Stem Cell Culturing
New study from TSRI shows that certain stem cell culture methods are associated with increased DNA mutations.
New Genomics-Driven Surveillance To Track Crop Diseases
New genomics-driven surveillance strategy to tackle emerging and re-emerging crop pathogens that threaten global food security.
Scientists Uncover New Role for Neurotransmitter that Helps Fight Infection
Scientists have shed new light on the complexities of the immune system that could help develop vaccines to boost natural defences against disease.
Key Protein That Allows Plavix To Conquer Platelets Found
The findings could lead to more personalized approaches to controlling platelet activity during heart attacks and other vascular emergencies and diseases.
World’s First Cancer Stem Cell Model From iPS Cells
Professor Masaharu Seno at the Department of Biotechnology of Okayama University, reports that cancer stem cells produced from mouse iPS cells are actually necessary for the maintenance of the cancer cells themselves.
NIH-funded Scientists Create Potential Long-acting HIV Therapeutic
New molecule also might prevent HIV infection.
Molecule Hijacks Enzyme To Boost Alcohol Metabolism
Study could lead to treatments for people with impaired acetaldehyde metabolism.
Stem Cells from Wisdom Teeth Can Be Transformed into Corneal Cells
The cells could potentially be used to treat corneal scarring.
Identification of Fumonisins in Corn
In this study, fumonisin A1, A2, and a3 are identified and quantified by high-resolution liquid chromatography-orbitrap mass spectrometry.
More DNA & Extra Copies of Disease Gene in Alzheimer’s Brain Cells
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found diverse genomic changes in single neurons from the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, pointing to an unexpected factor that may underpin the most common form of the disease.
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Microfluidics for Engineering 3D Tissues and Cellular Microenvironments
Brian Gillette, Columbia University, speaking at Lab-on-a-Chip World Congress 2012
Date Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013
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Patient-Specific Stem Cells and Personalized Gene Therapy
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Saturday, July 12, 2014
Chips that Listen to Bacteria
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Study Shows Where Alzheimer’s Starts and How It Spreads
The findings could improve early detection of the disease, when drugs may be most effective.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Global Study Discovers Flurry of New Alzheimer’s Genes
An international study has uncovered 11 new genes that increase the chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease and provide new clues to ways of fighting it.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Test Could Identify Which Prostate Cancers Require Treatment
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Columbia Licenses Novel 3-D Organ and Tumor Segmentation Software to Varian Medical Systems
Allows for more precise and efficient planning and monitoring of cancer treatment.
Friday, May 17, 2013
High Level of Antibodies Linked to Cognitive Decline
Researchers found that people with high levels of antibodies to five common infections in their blood, previously shown to be associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, also are associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Improper Protein Digestion in Neurons Identified as a Cause of Familial Parkinson’s
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Friday, March 08, 2013
Study Shows Why Leukemia Returns in Some Children
With sophisticated new DNA techniques, a team of researchers has found, for the first time, why many children with a type of leukemia suffer a relapse.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Genes May Predict Response to Sole Sickle Cell Drug
Only one drug is currently available under FDA regulations, but response varies greatly from patient to patient.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Lab-on-a-Chip Speeds up HIV Testing
Fast, low-cost device uses the cloud to speed up testing for HIV and more.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Two Treatments for Retinitis Pigmentosa Move Closer to Clinical Trials
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Friday, December 21, 2012
New Prenatal Gene Test Proposed as Standard of Care
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Thursday, December 06, 2012
Columbia Awarded One of First NCI “Provocative Questions” Grants
Timothy H. Bestor, PhD, an epigenetics researcher and professor of genetics and development at CUMC, was selected for his proposal, “Methylation Suicide in Cancer”.
Friday, September 21, 2012
DNA Repair: How Chromosomes Find Each Other
Study found that after a double-strand break in DNA, the mobility of both the broken segment and other, unbroken, chromosomes is greatly increased.
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
 
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