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.

Address
630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032
Website
http://cumc.columbia.edu/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_University_Medical_Center

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Health

Data scientists find connections between birth month and health

Columbia University scientists have developed a computational method to investigate the relationship between birth month and disease risk. The researchers used this algorithm to examine New York City medical databases and ...

Neuroscience

Researchers identify major cause of age-related memory loss

A team of Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers, led by Nobel laureate Eric R. Kandel, MD, has found that deficiency of a protein called RbAp48 in the hippocampus is a significant contributor to age-related ...

Medical research

Blocking enzymes in hair follicles promotes hair growth

Inhibiting a family of enzymes inside hair follicles that are suspended in a resting state restores hair growth, a new study from researchers at Columbia University Medical Center has found. The research was published today ...

Neuroscience

'Anxiety cells' identified in the brain's hippocampus

Do your palms sweat when you walk down a poorly lit street at night? That feeling may be traced to the firing of newly identified "anxiety" cells deep inside your brain, according to new research from neuroscientists at Columbia ...

Genetics

Two new breast cancer genes emerge from Lynch syndrome gene study

Researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian have identified two new breast cancer genes. Having one of the genes—MSH6 and PMS2—approximately doubles a woman's risk of developing breast ...

Neuroscience

Children with autism have extra synapses in brain

Children and adolescents with autism have a surplus of synapses in the brain, and this excess is due to a slowdown in a normal brain "pruning" process during development, according to a study by neuroscientists at Columbia ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Study shows where Alzheimer's starts and how it spreads

Using high-resolution functional MRI (fMRI) imaging in patients with Alzheimer's disease and in mouse models of the disease, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have clarified three fundamental issues about ...

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