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Columbia scientists determine 3-dimensional structure of cell's 'fuel gauge'

... "Understanding this important protein's molecular structure and mechanism provides a major step forward for the rational design of new drugs to ta...

Columbia University Medical Center awarded $3 million to drive Alzheimer's genetics research

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) will receive a $3 million grant from the Merrill Lynch Foundation to support research into the genetic influences involved in Alzheimers disease and other neurodegenerative diseases of aging. ... The new Merrill Lynch-funded research is an expansion of work already under way by researchers at Columbia Universitys Taub Institute. The focus...

Columbia University licenses next-generation DNA sequencing technology

Columbia University announces today that it recently executed an exclusive license agreement for a next generation DNA sequencing technology to Intelligent Bio-Systems (IBS), Inc. This innovative DNA-sequencing technology was invented by Dr. Jingyue Ju, professor of Chemical Engineering and head of DNA Sequencing and Chemical Biology at the Judith P. Sulzberger, M.D. Columbia Genome Center at Co...

New bird discovered on unexplored Columbian mountain

... The new brush-finch was described by an Anglo-Colombian team of biologists including Thomas Donegan (Fundacin ProAves) and Blanca Huertas (Natural History Museum and University College London), following their leadership of the first biological exploration of the Yarigues mountains. The descript...

Columbia University Medical Center receives major new NIH Clinical Science 'investment' funds

... Columbia is one of just 12 academic health centers from across the nation to recei...

Columbia University awards 2006 Horwitz Prize to biologist who explained gene transcription

... ... "Dr. Kornberg's research is fundamental in pointing the way to innovative therapi...

Columbia University receives $16.9 million NIEHS award to study arsenic in ground water

... Building upon Columbia University's...

Contaminants linked to sturgeon decline in Columbia river

CORVALLIS, Ore. White sturgeon populations in the Columbia River may be declining due to the presence of elevated amounts of foreign chemicals including DDT and polychlorinated biphenyls in their bodies, according to new studies by researchers at Oregon State University. ...... The research by Carl Schreck and Grant Feist, biologists in OSU's College of Agricultural Sciences, has been published...

Columbia University Medical Center researchers discover potential mechanism for tumor growth

NEW YORK, NY, December 15, 2005 - Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have identified an inherent feature of stem and progenitor cells that may promote initiation and progression of cancerous tumors....... In a study published in the December issue of Cancer Cell, the team showed that stem and progenitor cells are susceptible to a specific error during cell division that can result...

UF, Columbia scientists closer to new cancer detection method

University of Florida researchers say they are a step closer to a technique to easily detect a wide variety of cancers before symptoms become apparent....... The findings, currently online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, involve introducing molecularly engineered strands of DNA into cell cultures and observing whether they unleash a fluorescent burst after they adhere to c...

Columbia University awards 2005 Horwitz Prize to Israeli structural biologist

Columbia University will award the 2005 Louis Gross Horwitz Prize to structural biology professor and crystallography pioneer Ada Yonath, Ph.D., from the world-renowned Weizmann Institute for Science in Rehovot, Israel. ......Dr. Yonath, the Martin S. and Helen Kimmel Professor of Structural Biology and director of the Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure at the Weizman...

Columbia wins major grant to examine genetic link to Alzheimer's Disease

NEW YORK, NY, September 30, 2005 More than 500 families affected by Alzheimer's Disease are participating in a landmark study led by Columbia University Medical Center to find a genetic link to the disease. That number will now double to 1,000 under a new $10 million five-year grant from National Institute on Aging. The researchers hope to find a way to predict who will get Alzheimer's Disease...

New Columbia University center aims to advance next generation of genomics, proteomics research

Addressing the critical need for new ways to analyze the enormous amounts of data being generated by genomics and proteomics, Columbia University is establishing a National Center for Biomedical Computing with an $18.5 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health. ... ...Columbia's new center the National Center for Multi-Scale Analysis of Genetic and Cellular Networks (MAGNet...

Columbia scientists develop cancer terminator viruses

NEW YORK, NY (Sept. 19, 2005) - Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center continue to make strides in their work to develop the next generation of effective viral-based therapies for cancer. Two papers about promising research with genetically engineered viruses studied in mice, published today in the journals Cancer Research and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)...

Columbia University takes leading role in second phase of NIH protein structure initiative

NEW YORK, NY, July 5, 2005 -- Researchers at Columbia University are taking a major role in the second phase of the National Institutes of Health's Protein Structure Initiative, leading or participating in three of the 10 new research centers announced Friday by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). ...... The Protein Structure Initiative (PSI) is a national effort to determ...

Columbia University launches multi-year campaign to support stem cell research

NEW YORK, NY, June 15, 2005 Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) announced today that it is halfway toward realizing the first phase of a multi-year campaign to build upon the university's groundbreaking stem cell research and lead the effort to fully realize the therapeutic potential of stem cells. Of the $50 million goal for the first stage of the campaign, $25 million has been raised fr...

Columbia University researchers create mouse model that develops a human-like lymphoma

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have created the first mouse model that develops a lymphoma the same way that humans do. This advancement has the potential to significantly speed the development of new, improved therapies for diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL), the most common type of human B cell lymphoma. Human B cell lymphomas cause 85 percent of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas,...

Columbia dedicates new 300,000 sq. ft. Irving Cancer Research Center

New York, NY (May 5, 2005) Columbia University Medical Center today announced the dedication of the Irving Cancer Research Center, a new 300,000 square foot facility located at the medical center's campus in northern Manhattan. ...... Developed through the generous support of Herbert and Florence Irving, longtime supporters of Columbia University's health sciences, the new space doubles Columbi...

Two Columbia neuroscientists named Howard Hughes investigators

Two young scientists at Columbia University have been appointed as Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators and will now receive research funding from HHMI. They are Oliver Hobert, Ph.D., a neuroscientist and geneticist, and Rafael Yuste, M.D., Ph.D., a neuroscientist and biophysicist. They are among the 43 researchers recently chosen as new HHMI investigators, an honor bestowed only...

Columbia scientists identify potential therapy for kidney failure

NEW YORK, NY, February 16, 2005 - Columbia University Medical Center researchers have identified a protein that may provide a powerful new therapeutic tool for fighting kidney failure. ......The research, which is published in the March issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, shows that injection of a protein, known as Ngal, can protect mice from renal failure, suggesting its great pote...

Columbia study suggests brushing your teeth may reduce risk of stroke and heart attack

NEW YORK, NY, February 2, 2005 A new study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center provides the most direct evidence to date that preventing gum disease could significantly improve your chances of avoiding vascular problems....... The study, which appears in the February 8 edition of the American Heart Association's publication Circulation, shows that people with gum disease are mor...

Columbia researcher identifies cellular defect that may contribute to autism

NEW YORK, NY, January 27 The causes of autism have long remained a mystery, but new research from Columbia University Medical Center has identified, for the first time, how a cellular defect may be involved in the often crippling neurological disorder. ......The research, which is published in today's issue of Science, examines how a defect in neuroligin genes may contribute to autism. Neurol...

Columbia research lifts major hurdle to gene therapy for cancer

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have discovered a way to overcome one of the major hurdles in gene therapy for cancer: its tendency to kill normal cells in the process of eradicating cancer cells....... ), the researchers demonstrated that the technique works by incorporating it into a specially designed virus. The virus eradicated prostate cancer cells in the lab and in animals...

Columbia researchers identify drug as therapeutic candidate for spinal muscular atrophy

New York, Nov. 29 Using a newly developed technology, a team of Columbia University researchers has uncovered that indoprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, may increase the production of a protein lacking in patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a fatal pediatric genetic disease. ... ...It is the scientists' hope that the discovery will lead to additional developments and eve...

Investigating the Columbia River and Estuary: A primary focus of research

What is considered perhaps the northwest's most valuable natural resource will be the primary focus for hundreds of environmental science professionals as they convene for the Fourth Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry World Congress conference in Portland this November.... ...Among the events designed to exchange ideas and present research will be an Interactive Poster Session enti...

Columbia University scientist wins 2004 Nobel Prize

NEW YORK, NY, October 4, 2004 Richard Axel, M.D. of Columbia University Medical Center has won the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with Linda B. Buck, Ph.D., of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for clarifying how the olfactory system works. Dr. Buck was a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia when she and Dr. Axel jointly published the fundamental paper on the subject in 19...
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