Category: Press Release

A Double-edged Sword: Scientists Identify Gene That Initially Slows, Then Later Accelerates, Disease Progression of ALS in Mice

Study led by NYGC Evnin Family Scientific Director and Chief Executive Officer Tom Maniatis, PhD, underscores complexities of deadly neurodegenerative disease; offers promising strategies to target disease’s underlying genetic mechanisms NEW YORK, NY (March 27, 2020) — Columbia scientists have provided new insights into how mutations in a gene called TBK1 cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis […]

Study Illuminates Early Steps on the Road to Blood Cancers

NEW YORK, NY (March 23, 2020) — Gene mutations that are thought to be very early events in the development of leukemias and other blood disorders appear to set the stage for malignancy by increasing the production of certain types of blood cells at the expense of others, according to a study by researchers at […]