A new mathematical model of how malaria is transmitted suggests increasing use of current antimalarial therapies could eliminate the disease in many parts of the world.
In most cases of ALS, a toxin released by cells that normally nurture neurons in the brain and spinal cord can trigger loss of the nerve cells affected in the disease, report Columbia researchers.
Obese children exposed to high levels of air pollutants are nearly three times as likely to have asthma, compared with non-obese children and lower levels of pollution exposure.
After building industrial sewing machines, Gary Johnson came to P&S with the idea of working here for a year or two. But 47 years later, he is still designing and building instruments for investigators across the medical center.
Get to know and support local community organizations through the Medical Center Neighborhood Fund. The initiative, a partnership of CUMC, NYP, and NYSPI, offers grants to organizations in Washington Heights and Inwood.
Tom Jessell will receive the 2014 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science for opening up one of the most unknown—and important—fields of biomedical research.