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IDT Shares Tips for Optimizing Target Capture
The article discusses improved target capture methods for increasing reliability of next generation sequencing data.
Earliest Modern Human Sequenced
Researchers discover fragments of Neandertal DNA in the genome of a 45,000-year-old modern human from Siberia.
Synthetic Biology On Ordinary Paper, Results Off The Page
By combining efforts and innovations, Wyss Institute scientists develop synthetic gene controls for programmable diagnostics and biosensors, delivered out of the lab on pocket-sized slips of paper.
NIH Begins Early Human Clinical Trial of VSV Ebola Vaccine
Human testing of a second investigational Ebola vaccine candidate is under way at the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Silencing the FOXP2 Speech Gene Causes Breast Cancer Cells to Metastasize
BIDMC investigators make the surprising discovery that a gene associated with speech and language is linked to advanced breast cancer.
Microscopic “Walkers” Find Their Way Across Cell Surfaces
Technology could provide a way to deliver probes or drugs to cell structures without outside guidance.
Fast Modeling Of Cancer Mutations
New genome-editing technique enables rapid analysis of genes mutated in tumors.
How Glands Expand To Fight Off Disease
UCL and Cancer Research UK demonstrate how specialised immune cells that patrol the body looking for signs of infection also trigger the expansion of glands called lymph nodes.
Magnesium Cuts Diabetes Risk
Only about half of Americans get the recommended daily amount in their diet.
Major Step Forward in Understanding of Viruses
Scientists unlock exact structure of Hepatitis A virus.
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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
Patients’ own cells transformed into model for studying disease and developing potential treatment.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Chips that Listen to Bacteria
Researchers have developed a chip that enables them to electrochemically image the signaling molecules from colonies spatially and temporally.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
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
3-gene biomarker gauges tumor’s aggressiveness.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
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
Researchers at CUMC and others have discovered how the most common genetic mutations in familial Parkinson’s disease damage brain cells.
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
One treatment involves skin-derived induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell grafts, the other gene therapy.
Friday, December 21, 2012
New Prenatal Gene Test Proposed as Standard of Care
Findings Published in NEJM show that microarray finds significantly more clinically relevant information than current method.
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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