Public Health

You probably think you know how to wash your hands, but Elaine Larson could tell you for sure.

The researchers have identified a protein—RbAp48—that, when increased in aged wild-type mice, improves memory back to that of young wild-type mice. In the image, yellow shows the increased RbAp48 in the dentate gyrus. Image credit: Elias Pavlopoulos, PhD/Columbia University Medical Cente

Study points to possible treatments and confirms distinction between memory loss due to aging and that of Alzheimer's

Khalil hopes to find a job in a hospital setting where she can solidify her knowledge and build on her clinical skills.

Nashwa Khalil knew the benefits of physical therapy long before she enrolled in the doctor of physical therapy program at Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons.

In recognition of their exceptional scholarly merit and distinguished service to Columbia, the University Board of Trustees has approved President Lee C. Bollinger’s appointment of two new University Professors: Martin Chalfie, the William R. Kenan Jr.

From left: public health cartoon book used to increase awareness for leishmaniasis; Ahmad Azadi, Andreina Dominguez and Barbara Becker

When Barbara Becker’s strategic communications class decided to help Afghan women and children afflicted with a disfiguring disease, they focused their campaign on another group in the community—the men.

New study finds yes for actors and no for politicians and ballplayers

With grants from ChildObesity180, schools across the country can implement the CHALK/Just Move program, which brings physical activities to urban schools that have little recreational space.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center’s CHALK/Just Move program is one of three programs selected by ChildObesity180, a national organization comprising public, nonprofit, academic, and private-sector leaders, for its Active Schools Acceleration Project (ASAP).

Columbia University Medical Center has launched a new medical practice near Rockefeller Center, giving the commuters and visitors who stream into midtown Manhattan easy access to some of the city’s top practitioners.

Large study in Norway finds early timing of supplements is critical

Prenatal folic acid supplements appear to reduce the risk for autistic spectrum disorders, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Research at Columbia

Obesity kills, giving rise to a host of fatal diseases. This much is well known. But when it comes to seniors, a slew of prominent research has reported an “obesity paradox” that says, at age 65 and older, having an elevated BMI won’t shorten your lifespan, and may even extend it.

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