Macrophages can eat up to 70 dead cells a day, preventing atherosclerosis. A new CUMC study finds that mitochondria play a critical role in the process.
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.
Suicide attempts among U.S. adults are on the rise, especially among young adults between 21 and 34 years of age, a new CUMC study has found.
This video celebrates eminent P&S alumni, including the father of modern American surgical education and the co-inventor of the world's first artificial heart valve.
A cellular defense against protein aggregates suppresses ALS in early stages but later hastens spread of the disease, a study in mice suggests.
Researchers have developed a skin patch that can turn white fat into energy-burning brown fat locally while raising the body’s metabolism.
On Celiac Awareness Day, gastroenterologist Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, of Columbia's Celiac Disease Center answered questions about the disease on Twitter.
Sitting around for one to two hours at a time without moving increases the risk of death, finds a new study.
Scientists have found compounds that can block transmission of the parasite that causes malaria and reduce resistance to currently available drugs.
Cancer immunotherapy drugs only work for a minority of patients, but a generic drug now used to increase blood flow may be able to improve those odds, a study by Columbia University Medical Center researchers suggests.
Place cells in the brains of mice with a disorder similar to schizophrenia do not adapt to changing environments, impairing memory.