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Some six million people in the U.S. suffer from scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine. These include approximately 2 to 3% of adolescents who are diagnosed each year with idiopathic scoliosis, which is usually identified during puberty and progresses until skeletal maturity.
The more a parent smokes, the more their teenage son or daughter will also smoke.
Researchers have discovered why long-term use of ­­­L-DOPA (levodopa), the most effective treatment for Parkinson’s disease, commonly leads to a movement problem called dyskinesia.

Welcome back! I wanted to make you aware of a number of exciting events and opportunities that may be of interest to the innovation and entrepreneurship community in NYC.

Researchers from Columbia Engineering and Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have developed a new method that can target delivery of very small volumes of drugs into the lung.
The contentious issue of net neutrality, which roiled the US earlier this year, is now playing out in India, with Vishal Misra an active participant. Last week he appeared before Parliament to present his views on net neutrality.
Millions of songbirds flock to the Far North each spring, lured by an abundance of food and a relative lack of predators. Over five breeding seasons, Natalie Boelman recorded their chatter from several remote outposts on Alaska’s North Slope.
Biogen, the ALS Association, and Columbia University Medical Center are collaborating to study the genetics of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Professor I.C. “Cev” Noyan, chair of the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and a professor of materials science and engineering and of earth and environmental engineering, was honored by the International Centre for Diffraction Data with its Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award
A $12 million research project sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will explore a new model for urban infrastructure—the roads, pipes, and grids that move around people, food, water, and energy—to make cities cleaner, healthier, and more enjoyable places to live.