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Link Between Hearing and Cognition Begins Earlier Than Once Thought

A new study finds that cognitive impairment begins in the earliest stages of age-related hearing loss—when hearing is still considered normal.
12-Nov-2019 12:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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In Blacks with Alzheimer’s Gene, Higher Education May Be Protective

A new study from Columbia University found that a higher level of education protected against cognitive decline in black people with a gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
30-Oct-2019 1:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Most Prescribed Blood Pressure Drugs May Be Less Effective than Others

A new study of nearly 5 million patients shows the most-popular first-line treatment for hypertension is less effective and causes more side effects than thiazide diuretics.
23-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Images Offer Most Detailed Glimpse Yet Into How Skin Senses Temperature

Columbia University researchers have captured new images of a temperature-sensing molecule in its open, intermediate, and closed states.
15-Oct-2019 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ex-Smokers, Light Smokers Not Exempt from Lung Damage

A new study shows that smoking even a few cigarettes a day is harmful to lungs and that former smokers continue to lose lung function at a faster rate than never-smokers for decades after quitting.
8-Oct-2019 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bone, Not Adrenaline, Drives Fight or Flight Response

Adrenaline is considered crucial in triggering a “fight or flight” response, but new research shows the response can’t get started without a hormone made in bone.
5-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Many Who Die Waiting for a Kidney Had Multiple Offers, New Study Finds

Most patients who died or were removed from the kidney transplant waitlist before getting a transplant received multiple offers for a donor kidney.
30-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pollutant Linked to Climate Change Can Accelerate Lung Disease as Much as a Pack a Day of Cigarettes

Long-term exposure to outdoor air pollutants, especially the pollutant ozone, accelerates the development of emphysema and age-related decline in lung function, even among people who have never smoked, according to a study published in the Journal...
13-Aug-2019 10:15 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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