CUMC graduates include a former gang member turned public health student and a joint MD/MBA student with plans to improve patient safety.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 was awarded to Joachim Frank, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular biophysics and of biological sciences, Richard Henderson, and Jacques Dubochet for developing cryo-electron microscopy.
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.
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.
Created by CUMC researchers, the Phendo app allows women to track their endometriosis symptoms, adding to our understanding of the disease.
Researchers discovered a mechanism that reprograms tumor cells in patients with advanced prostate cancer, reducing their response to anti-androgen therapy.
Columbia scientists observed how molecules that regulate chemical signaling in the brain interact with the AMPA receptor, governing brain function.
A new study shows that a low-gluten diet does not reduce heart disease risk in people without celiac disease.
Smoking counteracts the effect of a gene that normally protects against heart disease, according to a new study.