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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.
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.
A new study finds that cognitive impairment begins in the earliest stages of age-related hearing loss—when hearing is still considered normal.
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.
- June 26, 2019
Nearly 1 in 7 brain-injured patients shows early evidence of hidden consciousness—as revealed by EEG analysis—and is more likely to recover, researchers at Columbia have found.
- June 25, 2019
Two recent studies—one that successfully grew human hair in a dish and another that reawakened dormant hair follicles—could lead to new hair restoration therapies for women and men.
- June 24, 2019
The Columbia Stem Cell Initiative, which provides support to more than 50 laboratories across the university engaged in stem cell research, moved this spring into new facilities.
- June 19, 2019
Four physician-scientists at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons have been named 2019 Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Scholars, and a fifth has been named a 2019 Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Merit Awardee.
- June 12, 2019
Scientists at Columbia have developed a gene-editing tool—using jumping genes—that inserts any DNA sequence into the genome without cutting, fixing a major shortcoming of existing CRISPR technology.
- May 22, 2019
A new study of a single-celled organism with 16,000 tiny chromosomes may shed light on a recently discovered feature of the human genome.
- May 15, 2019
A study shows that one in 7 kidney donor-recipient pairs may have a type of genetic incompatibility that leads to organ rejection.
- May 14, 2019
A new study suggests that providers make the same number of wrong-patient errors regardless of the number of electronic patient records they could have open at a time.
- May 10, 2019
Columbia engineers and surgeons show that new salvage methods can recondition severely damaged lungs to meet transplantation criteria and could make more lungs available for patients.