April 7, 2017

5 Questions with Professor Emmanuelle Passegué on Stem Cells

“We’re asking, can we tackle the problem of aging by maintaining stem cell function?” said Emmanuelle Passegué, Ph.D., the new director of the Columbia Stem Cell Initiative.
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January 10, 2017

Common Epilepsies Share Genetic Overlap with Rare Types

An international study led by Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian has found that several genes previously implicated only in rare, severe forms of pediatric epilepsy also contribute to common forms of the disorder.
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December 22, 2016

New Precision Medicine Tool Helps Optimize Cancer Treatment

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have created a computational tool that can rapidly predict which genes are implicated in an individual’s cancer and recommend treatments.
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November 2, 2016

Gene Mutations May Increase Adverse Event Risk in Older Adults Taking Multiple Meds

Gene mutations that affect drug metabolism may explain higher hospitalization rates for some older adults taking multiple medications, according to researchers from Columbia University.
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July 8, 2016

Four NYC Medical Centers Receive New NIH Precision Medicine Grant

Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine, in collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian and NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, have been awarded a grant from the NIH for approximately $4 million to enroll participants in the Cohort Program of President Barack Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative.
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