New findings from scientists from The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences and Columbia University add evidence to one side of a long-standing debate on how magma from the Earth’s mantle cools to form the lower layers of crust. Read More
New findings may help understand the processes that contribute to conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, epilepsy, and schizophrenia — and could lead to the development of drugs to counteract these conditions. Read More
Jeannette Wing will become the Avanessians Director of Columbia’s Data Science Institute and Professor of Computer Science. Read More
Columbia University researchers have developed a personalized algorithm that predicts the impact of particular foods on an individual’s blood sugar levels. The first-of-its-kind tool may make meal planning simpler for type 2 diabetes patients. Read More
Columbia scientists have identified a gene that allows neurons that release serotonin — a neurotransmitter that regulates mood and emotions — to evenly spread their branches throughout the brain. Without this gene, these neuronal branches become entangled, leading to haphazard distribution of serotonin, and signs of depression in mice. Read More
Scientists from Lamont-Dohery Earth Observatory have discovered that seasonally flowing streams fringe much of Antarctica’s ice. The widespread presence of these melt streams signals that the ice may be more vulnerable to melting than previously thought. Read More
Genes that cause MacTel–a rare disease of the retina–remain elusive, but a new study from an international team of researchers has narrowed the search. The researchers combed through the genomes of more than 450 patients and identified five small regions of the genome where MacTel genes are likely to reside. Read More