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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.
- June 18, 2013
Study of insulin-producing cells derived from skin of diabetes patients shows utility of iPS cells for study of human disease and as potential therapy.
- April 10, 2013
Four young physician-researchers at P&S have received research funding from the Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Scholar Program.
- February 7, 2013
CUMC’s Christopher Henderson, PhD will serve as scientific director.
- December 20, 2012
Two Treatments for RP Closer to Clinical Trials
- December 19, 2012
A team of scientists from The New York Stem Cell Foundation Laboratory and CUMC has developed a technique that may prevent the inheritance of mitochondrial diseases in children.
Source:Wall Street Journal VideoSeptember 18, 2012
Features Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic's bioengineering research into new ways to build replacement body parts using a patient's own cells.
Source:The Wall Street JournalSeptember 18, 2012
CUMC researchers are working on ways to print living human tissue -- to one day produce personalized body parts & implants on demand.
- July 24, 2012
Columbia has received NIH funding to create 3-D chips with living cells & tissues that model the structure & function of organs.