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Hematopoietic stem cells can survive extraordinary stress. Columbia scientists have learned how they escape death, which could lead to new treatments for blood cancers and diseases related to aging.
Columbia bioengineers used an electromechanical "workout" program to turn human stem cells into adult-like heart tissue in just four weeks.
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.
- April 5, 2018
3-D organoids created from the bladder cancers of patients mimic the characteristics of each patient’s tumor and may be used in the future to identify the best treatment for each patient.
- May 1, 2017
Columbia University researchers have created a new topology-based tool that generates a roadmap of the ways in which a stem cell becomes differentiated.
- April 7, 2017
The new director of Columbia's Stem Cell Initiative talks about stem cells and aging, the hope for stem cell therapies, and her plans for stem cell research at Columbia.
- October 10, 2016
Researchers from Columbia College of Dental Medicine have identified stem cells in the jaw bone that can make new cartilage and repair damaged joints.
- March 16, 2016
Scientists have succeeded in generating a new type of embryonic stem cell that carries a single copy of the human genome, instead of the two copies typically found in normal stem cells.
- January 20, 2016
Researchers have identified a biomarker that predicts which stage II colon cancer patients may benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy to prevent a disease recurrence.