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Columbia will award the 2022 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize to Karl Deisseroth, Peter Hegemann, and Gero Miesenböck, for research that laid the foundation for the field of optogenetics.
A study of mice found that dietary sugar alters the gut microbiome, setting off a chain of events that leads to metabolic disease, pre-diabetes, and weight gain.
- February 12, 2018
A new optical imaging system developed at Columbia University uses red and near-infrared light to identify breast cancer patients who will respond best to chemotherapy.
- February 8, 2018
Neurons mature and acquire their firing properties with the help of Rbfox genes, a family of genes linked to autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
- January 16, 2018
Columbia neurologists and engineers are using a robotic device to investigate how Parkinson’s affects the ability to walk and respond to balance perturbations.
- December 20, 2017
Using electron microscopy, CUIMC biologists have captured the first detailed images of a calcium membrane pore in action, revealing a potential target for treating cancer.
- December 18, 2017
Glasses that block blue light may help people with insomnia get more sleep, a new CUIMC study has found.
Source:TED TalkDecember 14, 2017
At TED 2017, CUMC radiation scientist David Brenner discussed his work using physics to create a new, potentially life-saving weapon against drug-resistant microbes.
- November 23, 2017
Microscopic data recorder takes advantage of CRISPR to monitor biological surroundings.
- November 15, 2017
A new study from Columbia University sheds light on the prenatal environmental exposures that link birth season and disease risk.