Four physician-scientists at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons have been named 2018 Gerstner Scholars and a fifth has been named a Gerstner Merit Awardee.
The discovery that pain receptors continue to function within nerves may lead to more effective pain medications with fewer side effects.
Researchers have developed three-dimensional "mini organs," made from stem cells, that could be used to model lung diseases.
Nicholas Arpaia is one of only 15 researchers this year to receive a prestigious scholarship for early-career scientists from the Searle Scholars Program.
After hearing many complaints about noisy subway trains, Columbia doctor Anil Lalwani set out to measure the sound profile of stations around the city.
CUMC's most-read research articles of 2016 included news about wheat sensitivity, BPA, and an unusual type of human embryonic stem cell.