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Perfect Storm of Science: Creating the First Disease-Specific Embryonic Stem Cell Line

Dieter Leibel Sauer Good

“It almost sounds like science fiction. Almost.” While seated in his office, Mark V. Sauer, MD, Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, leans forward in his chair and smiles, perhaps reflecting upon the magnitude of the research in which he and colleagues created the first disease-specific embryonic stem cell line – turning what was once considered to be imagined science into reality.

Gynecological Oncology Events: Raising Awareness One Occassion at a Time

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The Division of Gynecological Oncology at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) believes that early detection is the best prevention. Members of the Division routinely participate in community-based gynecological oncology events to spread awareness about different types of cancer, such as cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. Recently, the Division continued this mission by participating in the Sixth Annual T.E.A.L. Walk/Run, as well as the Pap Rally and 5K Walk/Run.

Study Finds Genetic Anomalies Contribute to Congenital Heart Disease

Congenital Heart Disease

Author Helen Keller wrote, “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched; they must be felt with the heart.” It’s a recognizable feeling to many expecting parents: to love their unborn child before he or she enters the world. But what happens when their heart is weakened due to congenital heart disease (CHD)? Will they be able to live a long, healthy, and loving life?

Baby Boom: Understanding the CDC’s Birth Rates for Older Women

Birth Rates for Older Women

“When are you going to have a baby?”


Chances are you will hear that question once – if not numerous times – during what is considered to be your “childbearing years.” And if you’re like many women in their late 30s and 40s who haven’t had a child, or would like to have another one in the future, the answer to this question can be worrisome as the difficulty of conceiving increases with age. But there’s good news.

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