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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 16, 2015
In Columbia's biomedical engineering department, engineers and physicians work together to solve problems and improve health care.
- January 15, 2015
A stem cell capable of regenerating both bone and cartilage has been identified in bone marrow of mice.
- July 10, 2014
Columbia University Medical Center researchers have created a way to develop personalized gene therapies for patients with retinitis pigmentosa, a leading cause of vision loss.
- April 28, 2014
Scientists at the New York Stem Cell Foundation and CUMC have created the first disease-specific embryonic stem cell line using nuclear transfer technology.
- March 13, 2014
Using stem cells from patients, P&S researchers have created a model of age-related macular degeneration in a dish, which may lead personalized treatments to prevent vision loss.
- December 1, 2013
For the first time, scientists have successfully transformed human stem cells into functional lung and airway cells.
- November 18, 2013
Columbia has honored Philipp E. Scherer, PhD for helping usher in a new understanding of fat and its role in diabetes and other metabolic diseases.
- November 13, 2013
Stem cells created from the skin of patients with a rare form of diabetes have been used to elucidate an important biochemical pathway for beta-cell failure in diabetes.
- September 19, 2013
The discovery of progenitor cells in the bladder could lead to new ways to treat chronic bladder pain.