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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.
- May 1, 2017
Columbia University researchers have created a new topology-based tool that generates a roadmap of the ways in which a stem cell becomes differentiated.
- April 17, 2017
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, the Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been appointed a University Professor, Columbia University’s highest academic honor.
- April 7, 2017
The new director of Columbia's Stem Cell Initiative talks about stem cells and aging, the hope for stem cell therapies, and her plans for stem cell research at Columbia.
- March 27, 2017
Studies answer an old debate in developmental biology: How do cells destined to form a particular tissue or structure remember what they're supposed to be?
- March 8, 2017
Columbia University researchers used a new technique to rescue damaged donor lungs and maintain their viability for transplantation for several days.
- January 25, 2017
Solving a 60-year-old medical mystery, a team led by Columbia researchers has discovered what causes kidney and urinary tract defects in people with DiGeorge syndrome.
- January 12, 2017
Collaboration will investigate a system biology approach to identifying treatment options for patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST).
- January 10, 2017
Transfusions of older blood could be harmful for some patients, leading Columbia researchers to recommend reducing the maximum blood storage limit from six to five weeks.