In the first evaluation of evaporation as a renewable energy source, Columbia researchers found that U.S. lakes and reservoirs could generate 325 gigawatts of power, nearly 70 percent of what the U.S. currently produces.
Ivaylo Ivanov, an immunologist at Columbia who studies the role of intestinal bacteria in the body’s immune response has received a two-year, $200,000 Innovation Fund award from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
In a study analyzing the genomes of 210,000 people in the United States and Britain, Columbia University researchers found genetic evidence that natural selection is happening in modern human populations.
New findings by Columbia researchers are among the first to show that a decline in biodiversity may also play a role in plants flowering earlier every year, magnifying the impact of climate change not just when plants flower, but on entire ecosystems.
In a new study, Columbia researchers come a step closer to making sense of how seizures start and spread by showing that the neurons of mice undergoing seizures fire off in a sequential pattern no matter how quickly the seizure propagates — a finding that confirms seizures are not the result of neurons randomly going haywire.