April 7, 2017

5 Questions with Professor Emmanuelle Passegué on Stem Cells

“We’re asking, can we tackle the problem of aging by maintaining stem cell function?” said Emmanuelle Passegué, Ph.D., the new director of the Columbia Stem Cell Initiative.
April 4, 2017

Curious Cells: How the Brain Makes Up Its Mind

Dr. Jacqueline Gottlieb talks about what her latest research has revealed, what it could mean for people with attention deficit disorder and how it might improve artificial intelligence.
April 3, 2017

Schizophrenia Signs in Mice Linked to Uncoordinated Firing of Brain Cells, Says Study

The results of a study by Columbia researchers suggest that a breakdown in the synchronized behavior of small group of brain cells could produce the classic disordered thinking and perceptions associated with schizophrenia.
April 3, 2017

Independent Evolutionary Origins of Complex Sociality in Marine Life

A group of Columbia University researchers has just published a new study that sheds light on how the complex social system evolved in the sea.
March 29, 2017

Tommy Vaughan Pushes Boundaries of High-Resolution Imaging

Vaughan, Director of Magnetic Resonance Research at Columbia, designs and builds the MRI systems that produce high-resolution images of anatomical, metabolic and physiological systems and functions.
March 29, 2017

Neuroscientist Rudy Behnia Focuses on Vision

To understand the workings of an enormously complex brain, it’s sometimes best to look at a simpler one. Rudy Behnia, whose research centers on vision, studies fruit flies for just that reason.
March 29, 2017

Zhu Receives Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship

Columbia University chemist Xiaoyang Zhu has been named a Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow by the U.S. Department of Defense in support of his research, which aims to develop new design principles for future semiconductors that are defect-tolerant.