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Ron Wapner, MD, is the lead investigator on a study published in The Lancet.
While investigating possible causes of unexplained pregnancy loss, US researchers have discovered that insulin is toxic to first trimester placental cells.
A new study found that high levels of the hormone insulin are toxic to human placenta cells, and the discovery may lead scientists to a better understanding of miscarriages and infertility.
- September 7, 2018
This fall, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center proudly welcomes five new full-time faculty members in four different divisions.
- September 6, 2018
Babies are “due” after 40 weeks of gestation, but evidence suggests that infant mortality and complications are lowest for those delivered at 39 weeks, when a fetus is considered full term
Source:ProPublicaAugust 14, 2018
From the Mayo Clinic to Harvard, sources don't always get the facts right about preeclampsia. Reached by ProPublica, some are making needed corrections.
Source:The Washington PostAugust 2, 2018
Cathryn Scheipers did not want to get on that train to New York. It was a Sunday night in December 2014, and the commercial real estate professional had an important conference the next morning.
Source:NBC NewsJuly 26, 2018
According to the CDC, at least 700 women die every year from pregnancy or childbirth and 60% of childbirth related deaths are preventable.
- June 15, 2018
This week, Columbia University Irving Medical Center began seeing patients at their new state-of-the-art fertility center, which features the newest IVF lab in the United States.
- June 14, 2018
The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Department of Medicine have announced a multi-disciplinary initiative aimed at screening, preventing, diagnosing, and treating hereditary cancer.
- June 1, 2018
Friends and faculty gathered to celebrate Dr. Richard Levine’s 50th year at Columbia University and the establishment of two new endowed professorships