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Columbia dentists to improve oral health in sub-Saharan Africa

NEW YORK, June 15, 2007 A new initiative from Columbia University Medical Center will be the first to target chronic oral health problems in sub-Saharan Africa, where the vast majority of chronic diseases are left undetected and untreated. The initiative is the result of an anonymous $1.5 million gift to support the Millennium Villages, which aims to fight extreme poverty and related challenges...

NY-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center doctors present at 2007 AUA Meeting

... ...Authors: Harry Fisch, M.D., Ithor S. Sawczuk, M.D., et al. ... Investigators assessed the prevalence and risk factors of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) in uro...

Columbia study examines ADHD's role in smoking

... ... Lirio S. Covey, Ph.D., director of the Smoking Cessation Prog...

Columbia scientists present research findings at AHA Scientific Sessions

... ... Robert Kass, Ph.D., chairman of the department of Pharmacology at Columbia University Medical Center , will present the latest research on the discovery of a potential molecular culprit fo...

Columbia pediatricians, Anne Gershon and Richard Polin, awarded top honors

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Columbia researchers restore memory lost in mice with Alzheimer's

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Columbia U receives $16.9M award to study origin and health effects of arsenic in ground water

Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Center for International Earth Science Information Network announced that they have been awarded a five-year, $16.9 million grant renewal from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Superfund Basic Research Program (SBRP). The grant will fund ongoing investigations...

Research at University of British Columbia receives historical recognition

The groundbreaking research of chemist Neil Bartlett proving that the noble gases are not inert will be designated an International Historic Chemical Landmark in a special ceremony at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver on May 23. The noble gases are now used in eye surgery and to fight tumors. The American Chemical Society, the worlds largest scientific society, sponsors the Landmark...

Columbia receives up to $15 million from Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation

Columbia University has been awarded up to $15 million from the Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Foundation. The grant will fund activities by Columbias newly established Center for Motor Neuron Biology and Disease to accelerate the discovery of medical advances for SMA, a devastating disease that is the number one genetic killer of infants and toddlers....... Were excited to work with Columbias Ce...

Columbia study suggests benefits of Zyflamend in the early treatment of prostate cancer

Data from the Columbia University Department of Urology demonstrates that Zyflamend, a unique herbal extract preparation, suppresses the growth of prostate cancer cells and induces prostate cancer cells to self-destruct via a process called "apoptosis." ... ...The data, published in the October edition of Nutrition and Cancer, showed Zyflamend, a patented formulation from New Chapter, has the ab...

Columbia study shows how doctors may manage blood glucose levels during heart surgery

NEW YORK/ATLANTA, October 24, 2005 An anesthesiology research team at Columbia University Medical Center have completed the first human study to show that aprotinin, a protease inhibitor, was associated with lower blood glucose levels during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.... ...The research presented today at the American Society of Anesthesiologists 2005 Annual Meeting in Atlanta,...

Columbia study shows elderly with diabetes at increased risk for falling

NEW YORK, NY, September 23, 2005 Falling is the leading cause of accidental death for elderly people, and a new study from Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/The Allen Pavilion suggests that nursing home residents with diabetes are four times more likely to fall than those who are not diabetic. ......The study, published in the September issue of the Journal of...

Columbia study shows women benefit from drug-eluting stents as much as men

NEW YORK, NY, April 18, 2005 A new study from Columbia University Medical Center confirms that women respond as well as men to treatment with drug-eluting stents....... Despite the fact that symptomatic coronary disease afflicts men and women equally, only 33 percent of the 1.2 million interventional procedures conducted in the U.S. each year are done on women. The difference is at least partia...

Columbia research suggests need to rethink causes of heart failure

NEW YORK, NY, April 8, 2005 - New research from Columbia University Medical Center is challenging the traditional explanation for the causes of the most common type of heart failure, traditionally called diastolic heart failure. The study of 145 patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/The Allen Pavilion suggests that the most common type of heart failure is caused by health problems outside th...
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