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Using advanced imaging methods, researchers have gained insight into how a common target of drugs sends cellular signals, a finding that may lead to better and more precise therapeutics.
One of the most important molecules in the brain doesn’t work quite the way scientists thought it did, according to new work by researchers at Columbia and Carnegie Mellon.
What is cannabis good for? Columbia’s cannabis research director explains cannabinoids, CBD, THC, cannabis use disorder, potential therapeutic uses of marijuana, and more.
- December 17, 2019
Brush up on 2019's most newsworthy health findings from researchers across Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
- December 3, 2019
With new microneedles in development at Columbia University, delivering precise doses of drugs to the inner ear without risking permanent hearing damage may soon be possible.
- November 27, 2019
The first-ever detailed images of a malaria protein, a key modulator of drug resistance, show how the parasite evades antimalarials—and may help scientists find ways to restore the drugs’ potency.
- November 14, 2019
A new study finds that cognitive impairment begins in the earliest stages of age-related hearing loss—when hearing is still considered normal.
- November 1, 2019
A new study from Columbia University found that a higher level of education protected against cognitive decline in black people with a gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
- October 21, 2019
A new study suggests that many different immune cells, not just T cells, are involved in triggering multiple sclerosis (MS).
- October 21, 2019
Columbia University researchers have captured new images of a temperature-sensing molecule in its open, intermediate, and closed states.
- October 14, 2019
A new study has identified markers of maternal stress—both physical and psychological—that may influence a baby’s sex and the likelihood of preterm birth.
- October 9, 2019
A new study shows that smoking even a few cigarettes a day is harmful to lungs and that former smokers continue to lose lung function at a faster rate than never-smokers for decades after quitting.