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Biogen Idec And Academic Collaboration: Discovery Of New ALS Gene

On February 19th, using advanced DNA sequencing methods, Biogen Idec announces that an international consortium, that includes clinicians and scientists from the company, Columbia University Medical Center… 272 more words

Rare Diseases

​Cup of cocoa a day keeps Memory Loss Away – scientists

A tasty drink may give a typical 60-year-old the memory as of a person 20 to 30 years younger. A US study has revealed that cocoa contains bioactive ingredients that reverse age-related memory decline. 665 more words


Prenatal exposure to pesticide additive linked with childhood cough

7 SEP 2012
Cough symptoms at age 5 and 6 appear to be unrelated to asthma or infection

Children exposed in the womb to the widely used pesticide additive piperonyl butoxide (PBO) have heightened risk of noninfectious cough at ages 5 and 6, according to researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) at the Mailman School of Public Health and of Columbia University Medical Center. 407 more words


Phthalates heighten risk for childhood asthma

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
Asthma risk increased more than 70 percent among a group of children exposed during pregnancy to high levels of the household chemicals butylbenzyl phthalate and di-n-butyl phthalate. 1,087 more words

Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

Keeping fit aids bone and joint health whilst aging

Being physically active may significantly improve musculoskeletal and overall health, and minimize or delay the effects of aging, according to a review of the latest research on senior athletes (ages 65 and up) appearing in the September issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). 470 more words

Columbia University Medical Center

Drug Reverses Alopecia Areata Hair Loss

Drug Reverses Alopecia Areata Hair Loss

Researchers may have found a cure for the baldness caused by alopecia areata, an autoimmune condition that causes patchy hair loss, and it is a drug… 61 more words

Children exposed to the common pollutant naphthalene show signs of chromosomal damage ( mothballs )

01 Jun 2012

Naphthalene is best known as the key ingredient in mothballs

According to a new study, children exposed to high levels of the common air pollutant naphthalene are at increased risk for chromosomal aberrations (CAs), which have been previously associated with cancer. 674 more words

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