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Concussions often force high school and college athletes to retire from their sport. Dr. Thomas Bottiglieri knows from experience what happens next is the hard part.
A new course at Columbia University teaches occupational therapy students how to build low-cost assistive and adaptive devices to help disabled youths thrive at home.
A physical therapist takes on his most frequently asked question.
Christopher Ahmad, Columbia orthopedic surgeon and Yankees team physician, says sports medicine can help all patients—not just athletes—return to their desired level of physical activity.
- April 17, 2018
Columbia engineers and surgeons have designed a robotic brace that, unlike static braces, can modulate how corrective forces are applied to the torso.
- April 10, 2018
A new Science study from Columbia stem cell researchers has found that the liver is the surprising source of a growth factor that keeps bone marrow stem cells healthy.
- August 31, 2017
Columbia bioengineers and surgeons have developed a technique in animal models that overcomes a long-standing hurdle in lung regeneration.
- April 24, 2017
Columbia's occupational therapy programs were established during World War II, which increased the demand for qualified therapists.
- April 16, 2015
In Columbia's biomedical engineering department, engineers and physicians work together to solve problems and improve health care.
- December 30, 2014
Helen H. Lu and her research team specialize in growing multiple tissues to build functional organ systems that assimilate with the body.
- December 18, 2014
Articles about hair regeneration, cocoa and memory, and flu forecasting are among the most-viewed research stories on CUMC websites.
- December 10, 2014
CUMC scientists have created a 3-D printed implant that stimulates stem cells to regenerate the meniscus, cartilage that cushions and protects the knee.
- November 18, 2014
Unlike many robots, which mimic human capabilities, robotic exoskeletons and other robotic interfaces train humans to regain lost abilities.