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An over-the-counter cough suppressant can knock some heart cells back into rhythm, a finding that may lead to a new way to treat a rare heart condition.
An experimental gene therapy for sickle cell disease restored blood cells to their normal shape and eliminated severe pain crises for years after treatment, a multicenter study has found.
The visit was the first stop on a U.S. tour to discuss common ambitions in higher education, research, and innovation.
Cells used to study the human blood-brain barrier in the lab aren’t what they seem, a new study has found, throwing nearly a decade’s worth of research into question.
- June 28, 2019
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.
- April 12, 2018
Columbia bioengineers used an electromechanical "workout" program to turn human stem cells into adult-like heart tissue in just four weeks.
- 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.
- 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.