December 22, 2016

New Precision Medicine Tool Helps Optimize Cancer Treatment

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have created a computational tool that can rapidly predict which genes are implicated in an individual’s cancer and recommend treatments.
December 13, 2016

State of the Arctic: Longer Melting Seasons, Thinning Sea Ice

Marco Tedesco, a glaciologist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the lead author of the Arctic Report Card chapter on Greenland, discusses some of the changes he has been seeing in Greenland.
December 12, 2016

New Project Puts Drones to Work Studying Sea Ice Change

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation will support research by Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory scientists on the changing patterns of Arctic ice and other physical characteristics in Kotzebue Sound and the Chukchi Sea, using a combination of remote sensing technologies and indigenous knowledge.
December 7, 2016

Most of Greenland Ice Melted to Bedrock in Recent Geologic Past, Study Says

Bedrock drilled from deep under the Greenland ice sheet contains evidence that the island was nearly denuded of ice for an extended time during the last million years. The finding suggests that the ice sheet is more vulnerable than thought.
November 30, 2016

How Birds Learn to Sing — and What This Reveals About Human Communication

At the 2016 Society for Neuroscience conference, Zuckerman Institute Principal Investigator Sarah Woolley, PhD, discussed how the brain science of birdsong lends insight into learning and language.
November 17, 2016

New Software Continuously Scrambles Code to Foil Cyber Attacks

As long as humans are writing software, there will be coding mistakes for malicious hackers to exploit. Code-shuffling software developed at Columbia effectively eliminates opportunities for hackers to reuse code to take control of a machine.
November 16, 2016

Where Trees Meet Tundra, Decoding Signals of Climate Change

Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and other institutions are engaged in a long-term project to sort out what allows trees to survive or not in the borderline environment of the far north.