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“This algorithm adds a new dimension to our ability to identify the genetic causes of complex disease. When combined with other tools that our lab has developed, it will help identify many more genes that hold potential as genetic biomarkers of disease progression and targets for treatment.”
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Columbia Nobel laureate & professor of brain science, Dr. Eric Kandel on this year's awardees: "This year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine recognizes an extraordinary set of contributions to brain science. The work of the three scientists has illuminated the neural computation underlying a complex cognitive function: position in space - the first cognitive function we understand on the cellular level." http://ow.ly/Cnp0a
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Columbia University will award the 2014 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize to James P. Allison, PhD, of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. 

Dr. Allison’s work has revealed the significance of the immune system’s “brakes,” a discovery that has helped to unlock the potential of immunotherapy for treating various forms of cancer. http://ow.ly/CdoMj
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E-cigarettes could be gateway to hard drugs, study finds ow.ly/BekXP via @NYDailyNews pic.twitter.com/Dy0QEs6Gso
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CUMC research shows that nicotine, no matter the source, may function as 'gateway drug.' http://ow.ly/B2OIJ
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"We found that when that gene is inactive, cells that normally make the hormone called serotonin turn into cells that make insulin," says Columbia University Medical Center Diabetes Researcher Dr. Domenico Accili.
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It is the first proof of principle that something like this can be achieved outside of the body,” Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, a biomedical engineering professor at Columbia who has worked with Dr. Kaplan on other studies, told The New York Times.
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"It is depressing how often people laugh when I mention that I am trying to teach doctors about nutrition. The scant amount doctors learn about nutrition has been an embarrassment for at least 120 years," writes David Seres, M.D., is associate professor of medicine in the Institute of Human Nutrition, director of the Nutrition Curriculum at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and a Public Voices Fellow with the Op-Ed Project.
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