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An ancient antivirus system in our cells silences foreign DNA—but also hinders gene therapy. New research shows how the system could be disabled.
Columbia researchers have discovered that the human intestine has a reservoir of blood-forming stem cells and that the cells play a central role in the success of organ transplantation.
A new program at Columbia is looking for earlier signs of ALS so that future treatments can be delivered before extensive neurological damage occurs.
- April 12, 2018
Columbia bioengineers used an electromechanical "workout" program to turn human stem cells into adult-like heart tissue in just four weeks.
- April 10, 2018
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.
- April 5, 2018
3-D organoids created from the bladder cancers of patients mimic the characteristics of each patient’s tumor and may be used in the future to identify the best treatment for each patient.
- March 19, 2018
A new study finds that young Americans had a sharply higher risk of suicide in the months after surviving a deliberate self-harm attempt.
- February 20, 2018
CUIMC researchers are helping scientists change the way they study human behavior to focus on the mechanisms that explain how people adopt healthier habits.
- 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.