Columbia University Medical Center

New color blindness cause identified

A rare eye disorder marked by color blindness, light sensitivity, and other vision problems can result from a newly discovered gene mutation identified by an international research team, including scientists ...

Jun 02, 2015
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Disparities in breast cancer care linked to net worth

Household net worth is a major and overlooked factor in adherence to hormonal therapy among breast cancer patients and partially explains racial disparities in quality of care. The findings suggest that physicians, ...

Feb 24, 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 ...

Feb 19, 2015
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Could there be a gleevec for brain cancer?

The drug Gleevec (imatinib mesylate) is well known not only for its effectiveness against chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia, but also for the story behinds its development. The ...

Feb 09, 2015
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