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Catch up on some of the scientific discoveries made by CUIMC researchers in 2021.
- August 16, 2021
A new preclinical study provides the first direct evidence that loss of a placental hormone during pregnancy alters long-term brain development, causing autism-like behaviors in male offspring.
- August 4, 2021
Keith Diaz, May Hua, Jennifer Woo Baidal, and Hanrui Zhang will receive funding over the next three years to support their clinical and translational research.
- August 3, 2021
A fat ‘shield’ that protects natural killer cells from self-destruction also allows some cancer cells to evade destruction by the immune system, researchers at Columbia University have found.
- August 2, 2021
A new podcast explores explores breakthrough innovations being developed in Columbia’s scientific laboratories.
- July 1, 2021
Even a brief exposure to addictive medications for surgery-related pain or anxiety can lead to long-term use, a study by Columbia researchers has found.
- June 22, 2021
A new study from researchers at Columbia University is the first to quantitatively link psychological stress to graying hair in people and find that the process is reversible.
- June 21, 2021
Three early-career scientists at VP&S—X. Shawn Liu (Physiology & Cellular Biophysics), Xuebing Wu (Medicine), and Nikhil Sharma (Molecular Pharmacology & Therapeutics)—are 2021 Paul Marks Scholars.
- June 16, 2021
Spectacular images of a molecule that shuttles omega-3 fatty acids into the brain may open a doorway for delivering neurological therapeutics to the brain.