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#CUMC researchers have transformed patients' own skin cells into retinal cells, creating a way to develop personalized gene therapies for a leading cause of vision loss. Read more: http://ow.ly/z01TE
Columbia researchers have created a way to develop personalized gene therapies for patients with retinitis pigmentosa, a leading cause of vision loss.
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[Video] A new report from an Institute of Medicine committee chaired by Prof. Sandro Galea finds the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs do not measure the effectiveness of post-traumatic stress disorder treatment. http://bit.ly/1pQWsPl
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For the first time, Columbia researchers have developed a therapy that can delay a rare and deadly form of melanoma that affects the eye http://ow.ly/y8Kee http://ow.ly/i/5XTaW
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For more than 45 years, Dr. Matthew Mandel suffered from chronic, debilitating headaches. It wasn't until he visited Dr. Denise Chou at Columbia University's Headache and Facial Pain Center (http://columbiaheadache.org/) that, for the first time in five decades, he felt relief after she was able to diagnose him with a rare condition, Hemicrania Continua. 

Watch Dr. Sanjay Gupta report on his remarkable story for Everyday Health. #MHAM

http://www.everydayhealth.com/sanjay-gupta/man-suffering-from-headache-for-45-years-finally-gets-relief.aspx
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Esophageal cancer has increased more than five-fold over the past four decades. Should we be screening for it more? http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2014/06/esophageal-cancer-far-screen.html
Our views on screening for Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer may change over the next several years.
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#CUMC research could have important implications for the early detection & treatment of #schizophrenia http://newsroom.cumc.columbia.edu/blog/2014/05/28/schizophrenia-genetics/
Columbia researchers have taken a significant step forward toward deciphering the genetics of schizophrenia.
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New CUMC research published today in the journal Nature Communications demonstrate in principle that a drug could retrain cells inside a person’s GI tract to produce insulin.
By switching off a gene, Columbia scientists have retrained human Gl cells to make insulin, demonstrating a possible stem cell-based approach to diabetes.
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Read about how neuroscientists at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons are shining light on the most mysterious regions of the brain.
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VIDEO: CUMC's Dr. Gary Schwartz talked to MedPage Today about advances in cancer research and care at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology (#ASCO2014) annual meeting last week.
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Men who feel stressed are more likely to have lower concentrations of sperm in their ejaculate, and the sperm they have are more likely to be misshapen or have impaired motility,” says senior author Pam Factor-Litvak, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health. “These deficits could be associated with fertility problems.”
Psychological stress is harmful to sperm quality, affecting its concentration, appearance, and ability to fertilize an egg.
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#CUMC research could have important implications for the early detection & treatment of #schizophrenia http://newsroom.cumc.columbia.edu/blog/2014/05/28/schizophrenia-genetics/
Columbia researchers have taken a significant step forward toward deciphering the genetics of schizophrenia.
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“This is an amazing day for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis,” says pulmonologist David Lederer, MD, associate professor of medicine at CUMC. “Before this week we had no drugs that can treat IPF, and now we have two."
In clinical trials, two new drugs slowed the loss of lung function in some patients with a fatal lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
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Situated on a 20-acre campus in the Washington Heights community of Northern Manhattan and accounting for roughly half of Columbia University's nearly $3 billion annual budget, Columbia University's Medical Center provides world-class leadership in:

  • scientific research
  • health and medical education
  • patient care