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Young blood may be an elixir for older bodies, rejuvenating aging hearts, muscles, and brains. But how can old blood become young again? Columbia stem cell scientists may have found a way.
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.
- February 8, 2021
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.
- January 25, 2019
Columbia scientists are using CRISPR to create stem cells that could ultimately alleviate diabetes in rare neonatal cases and may lead to a cell therapy for more common forms of the disease.
- 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.
- April 5, 2018
Scientists at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons present the most definitive evidence to date that the human brain makes new neurons throughout life.
- April 4, 2018
VP&S researchers will investigate macular degeneration, motor neuron differentiation, loss of tactile acuity, and other topics with funds from the New York State Stem Cell Science program.
- 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.