Spinal muscular atrophy is partly due to defects in the sensory neuron synapses that activate motor neurons. Symptoms may be reduced by improving synapse function.
Opioid receptors in the brain are responsible for the antidepressant effects of tianeptine, a new study from CUMC researchers has found.
Wilson Sui'17 participated in the Columbia-Bassett program enroute to his MD degree.
One of Alli Letica's best experiences in medical school was volunteering in a student-run clinic. In June, she starts a residency in general surgery.
Researchers have developed three-dimensional "mini organs," made from stem cells, that could be used to model lung diseases.
Columbia neurologist Melodie Winawer talks about her debut novel, "The Scribe of Siena," and the parallels between science and writing historical fiction.