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The relationship between obesity and diabetes is tight. Even those who are slightly overweight have a five-fold greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and for people who are seriously obese, the risk is 40 times greater.
A team led by Electrical Engineering Professor Aurel Lazar is one of six finalists in the Open Science Prize, a global competition recently launched that supports the development of open platforms and promotes the power of open content and data for biomedical research.
Wearing a 24-hour monitoring device may help identify African-Americans who have masked or undetected high blood pressure, according to a new study by researchers in CUMC’s Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health.
Investigators have uncovered a "weekend effect" contributing to the worsening availability of donor kidneys in the United States.
PureTech Health today announced the launch of Vor BioPharma, an immuno-oncology company dedicated to developing a new class of targeted cell therapies. The company has licensed its core technology from the lab of Vor scientific co-founder, Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University.
An innovative process that turns local, organic waste into a high-demand usable resource and a new app that customizes drug recommendations for patients are first-place winners in this year’s Columbia Venture Competition.
A study conducted by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) found that older adults who used a hearing aid performed significantly better on cognitive tests than those who did not use a hearing aid, despite having poorer hearing.
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have found evidence in mice that, for some types of autism, gastrointestinal difficulties may originate from the same genetic changes that lead to the behavioral and social characteristics of the condition.
A multicenter research team led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has discovered a new neurodevelopmental syndrome and the genetic mutations that cause it.
There could be hope for people who have snail-speed internet connections. Engineers say they have found a way to double Wi-Fi speeds using just one antenna.