Columbia scientists have determined why excess saturated fats, such as those released from lard, are toxic to cells and cause a wide variety of lipid-related diseases, while unsaturated fats, such as those from fish and olive oil, can be protective.
University Professor Ronald C. D. Breslow, a trailblazing chemist who led the creation of the field of biomimetic chemistry and developed the anti-cancer compound Zolinza, passed away on October 25, 2017.
Columbia University Chemistry Professor Gilbert Stork passed away October 21, 2017. Gilbert was a titanic figure in organic chemistry, and the winner of the Wolf Prize as well as the National Medal of Science.
Joachim Frank shares the Nobel Prize with two other scientists for inventing a new and more powerful method of capturing 3D images of biological molecules in atomic detail.
Columbia University researchers have developed a tool that is likely to revolutionize the way we detect and treat pathogens in everything from human health to agriculture to water.