Columbia Engineering-Led Team Advances Single Molecule Electronic DNA Sequencing
Columbia Engineering-led team reports achieving real-time single molecule electronic DNA sequencing at single-base resolution using a protein...
Infant BMI Is a Good Predictor of Obesity at Age 2
Babies with a high body mass index (BMI) at age 2 months are at risk for obesity at age 2 years. Pediatric researchers say that BMI better...
Finding Sleep's Sweet Spot
A new study in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine finds a link between adequate sleep, earlier bedtimes and heart-healthy behavior.
Immune Cells in Organ Cavities Play Essential Role in Fast Tissue Repair
While scientists have known for many years that there are cells living in the cavities surrounding various organs such as the heart, lung and...
Researchers Identify New Mechanism to Target 'Undruggable' Cancer Gene
RAS genes are mutated in more than 30 percent of human cancers and represent one of the most sought-after cancer targets for drug developers....
Mechanics of a Heartbeat Are Controlled by Molecular Strut in Heart Muscle Cells
Molecular struts called microtubules interact with the heart's contractile machinery to provide mechanical resistance for the beating of the...
Problems Finding Your Way Around May Be Earliest Sign of Alzheimer's Disease, Study Suggests
Long before Alzheimer's disease can be diagnosed clinically, increasing difficulties building cognitive maps of new surroundings may herald the...
New Neurodevelopmental Syndrome Identified
Columbia researchers have discovered a new neurodevelopmental syndrome and the genetic mutations that cause it.
Wellderly Study Suggests Link Between Genes That Protect Against Cognitive Decline and Overall Healthy Aging
An eight-year-long accrual and analysis of the whole genome sequences of healthy elderly people, or "Wellderly," has revealed a higher-than-normal...
HIV Infection Prematurely Ages People by an Average of Five Years
Thanks to combination antiretroviral therapies, many people with HIV can expect to live decades after being infected. Yet doctors have observed...
Missed Nursing Care May Contribute to Racial Disparities in Rehospitalizations After Heart Attack
Why are black older adults at higher risk of repeat hospital admission after a heart attack? Treatment at hospitals with higher rates of missed...
Research in Liver Cancer, Tissue Regeneration at Children's Research Institute at UTSW Garners Stand Up to Cancer Grant
Dr. Hao Zhu, Assistant Professor of Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI), is one of 10 researchers in the nation...