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Simon Anthony has discovered viruses in dolphins, seals, and flying fox monkeys. He’s even had the chance to name new viruses.
Until now, there hasn’t been a fast, efficient way to broadly screen for viral infections. A breakthrough genetic testing method promises to change this situation by giving clinicians a powerful new tool to detect and sequence viruses.
Why entrepreneurs from schools like Columbia and Cornell are starting companies in New York City.
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.