March 15, 2017

Brain-Aging Gene Discovered

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have discovered a common genetic variant that greatly impacts normal brain aging, starting at around age 65, and may modify the risk for neurodegenerative diseases.
Read More
March 13, 2017

New Study Finds Radiation from Nearby Galaxies Helped Fuel First Monster Black Holes

A team of researchers from Dublin City University, Columbia University, Georgia Tech, and the University of Helsinki add evidence to one theory of how ancient black holes may have formed and quickly put on weight.
Read More
March 13, 2017

Researchers Discover Star in Closest Known Orbit around Black Hole

Astronomers have observed evidence of a star that whips around a black hole at a rate of nearly twice an hour. The finding may demonstrate the tightest orbital dance between a black hole and a companion star ever seen.
Read More
March 2, 2017

Researchers Store Computer Operating System and Short Movie on DNA

In a study in Science, researchers from Columbia University and and the New York Genome Center use a new coding strategy to maximize the data-storage capacity of DNA molecules.
Read More
February 23, 2017

Mastering New Movements

Rui Costa, an incoming principal investigator at Columbia’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, asks questions that on the surface seem simple, but, upon further inspection, are extraordinarily complex.
Read More
February 21, 2017

Columbia University Professor Awarded 2017 Sloan Research Fellowship

Dr. Sebastian Will, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics at Columbia University, has been named a 2017 Sloan Research Fellow. He is the only recipient from Columbia this year.
Read More
February 19, 2017

Thinking Machines: When Artificial Intelligence Takes the Wheel

Mechanical Engineering Professor Hod Lipson’s latest book gained attention when it came out last fall for its prediction that these autos would become a reality sooner rather than later.
Read More