Columbia University Medical Center

The Columbia University Medical Center located in New York City is comprised of four academic schools, The College of Physicians & Surgeons including biomedical departments of the graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, College of Dental Medicine and the School of Nursing. The total student enrollment is approximately 3,500. The 3-prong mission of Columbia University Medical Center is to train health care professionals, conduct basic research with the purpose of translating discoveries into new techniques for treating disease and improving health and initiate breakthrough medical technologies like developing the first blood test for cancer, the first medical use of the laser, and the first successful transfer of genes from one cell to another.

630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032
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Gene leads to nearsightedness when kids read

Vision researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have discovered a gene that causes myopia, but only in people who spend a lot of time in childhood reading or doing other "nearwork."

Aug 31, 2015
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New ALS gene and signaling pathways identified

Using advanced DNA sequencing methods, researchers have identified a new gene that is associated with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease. ALS is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder ...

Feb 19, 2015
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