July 11, 2018

New Study in Electric Fish Reveals Brain Mechanisms for Distinguishing Self from Other

The brain’s remarkable ability to perceive the outside world relies almost entirely on its capacity to tune out noise generated by the body’s own actions, says a new study.
July 9, 2018

Fighting Ticks With a Few Taps of the Phone

A new smartphone app developed by Columbia researchers offers hope of stemming the spread of diseases like Lyme, and providing some peace of mind in the process.
July 6, 2018

Sea Level Rise and Coastal Development: Science Speaks Directly to Business

Business leaders and climate scientists recently met at a conference hosted by Columbia to discuss how advances in climate science research can be used to reduce investment risk and improve returns.
July 5, 2018

Training in Musical Improvisation May Teach Your Brain to Think Differently

The results of a new Columbia study suggest that musical improvisation, like so many other skills, improves with practice as the brain learns to categorize musical structures in a new way.
July 4, 2018

In India, Swapping Crops Could Save Water and Improve Nutrition

A new study led by Kyle Davis, a Columbia postdoc, addresses two key objectives of the Indian government: to reduce undernourishment and improve nutrition, and to promote sustainable water use.
July 2, 2018

Center for Climate and Life to Receive $2 Million from Ziff Family

Brothers and Columbia University alumni Dirk Ziff (CC’88) and Daniel Ziff (CC’96) are jointly giving $2 million to the Center for Climate and Life to support research on climate change impacts, ocean health, and adaptation.
June 28, 2018

The EHR-Phenolyzer Looks to Speed Genetic Diagnoses

The new high-throughput tool efficiently extracts information about the physical characteristics of a patient’s condition from electronic health records and automatically identifies associated candidate disease genes.