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Skin Patch Dissolves “Love Handles” in Mice

Researchers have developed a medicated skin patch that can turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat locally while raising the body’s metabolism. The patch could be used to burn off pockets of unwanted fat and treat metabolic...
13-Sep-2017 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Implementing Internal Review Protocols at Academic Institutions Doubles Likelihood of External Grant Funding, According to Researchers at Columbia University School of Nursing

Researchers at Columbia University School of Nursing have created a three-pronged approach to doubling the amount of successfully funded external research grants at its institution.
13-Sep-2017 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Long Sitting Periods May Be Just as Harmful as Daily Total

A new study founds that sitting around for 12 or more hours per day, particularly if accumulated during 60- to 90-minute periods, increased the risk of death--even in those who exercised.
8-Sep-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cancer Immunotherapy May Get a Boost by Disabling Specific T Cells

Cancer immunotherapy drugs only work for a minority of patients, but a generic drug now used to increase blood flow may be able to improve those odds, a study by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers suggests.
31-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Malaria: Drug Candidate May Reduce Spread of the Parasite

Scientists have identified a class of compounds that can block transmission of the parasite that causes malaria and reduce resistance to currently available drugs.
6-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Support to Practice Independently Helps Nurse Practitioners Deliver Ongoing Primary Care to Patients

Nurse practitioners (NPs) whose healthcare organizations supported their practice as independent clinicians, were more likely than those who worked in less supportive environments to have their own patient panels (groups of patients to whom they...
5-Sep-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bone-Derived Hormone Reverses Age-Related Memory Loss in Mice

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center reversed age-related memory loss in mice by boosting blood levels of osteocalcin, a hormone produced by bone cells.
28-Aug-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

FDA Approves Emergency Use for Multiplex Zika Test

US FDA grants emergency use of Columbia University's 'multiplex' test for Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and West Nile viruses.
14-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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21st International AIDS Conference 2016

As delegates gather in Durban, South Africa from July 19th to the 22nd for the 21st International AIDS Conference (2016), leading researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health are available to evaluate pioneering studies...
13-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Supreme Court Decision Leaves Federal $ for Embryonic Stem Cell Research Intact--Columbia Expert Available for Interview

7-Jan-2013 12:55 PM EST

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