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.
November 2, 2016

Gene Mutations May Increase Adverse Event Risk in Older Adults Taking Multiple Meds

Gene mutations that affect drug metabolism may explain higher hospitalization rates for some older adults taking multiple medications, according to researchers from Columbia University.
October 13, 2016

A Jack of All Trades: An Interview with Kam Leong

Kam Leong, a versatile biomedical engineer originally trained in chemical engineering, has developed an impressive array of innovative nanotechnologies that have opened up new opportunities in biomedical research and drug delivery.
October 13, 2016

Mathematical Model Sheds Light on How the Brain Makes New Memories While Preserving the Old

A new mathematical model created by Columbia illustrates how the brain maintains the fidelity of memories for years, decades or even a lifetime.