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Kartik Chandran, associate professor of earth and environmental engineering at Columbia Engineering, has been named a 2015 MacArthur Fellow for his work in “transforming wastewater from a pollutant requiring disposal to a resource for useful products, such as commodity chemicals, energy sources, and fertilizers.”
Computer Science Professor Sal Stolfo and his former student Ang Cui PhD’15, whose cybersecurity research has discovered dozens of serious flaws, have developed Symbiote defense technology that significantly reduces the threat of embedded device malware attacks on end users and organizations.
When someone suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the damage is often just beginning. Over hours and days, the primary injury can set off a cascade of secondary injuries as the body activates various cellular and metabolic processes ultimately responsible for the majority of cell death.
Simon Anthony has discovered viruses in dolphins, seals, and flying fox monkeys. He’s even had the chance to name new viruses.
Until now, there hasn’t been a fast, efficient way to broadly screen for viral infections. A breakthrough genetic testing method promises to change this situation by giving clinicians a powerful new tool to detect and sequence viruses.
Why entrepreneurs from schools like Columbia and Cornell are starting companies in New York City.
Some six million people in the U.S. suffer from scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine. These include approximately 2 to 3% of adolescents who are diagnosed each year with idiopathic scoliosis, which is usually identified during puberty and progresses until skeletal maturity.
The more a parent smokes, the more their teenage son or daughter will also smoke.
Researchers have discovered why long-term use of ­­­L-DOPA (levodopa), the most effective treatment for Parkinson’s disease, commonly leads to a movement problem called dyskinesia.

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