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.
Scientists have found compounds that can block transmission of the parasite that causes malaria and reduce resistance to currently available drugs.
Transfusions of older blood could be harmful for some patients, leading Columbia researchers to recommend reducing the maximum blood storage limit from six to five weeks.
A study revealing new structural details of an intracellular channel that controls muscle contraction may lead to new drugs for heart and muscle diseases.
Columbia researchers have developed a method to generate hypothalamic-like neurons from human pluripotent stem cells, which could aid the study of obesity.
A stem cell capable of regenerating both bone and cartilage has been identified in bone marrow of mice.