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Alzheimer’s researchers at Columbia, speaking at a panel in March, are cautiously optimistic that effective treatments for Alzheimer’s are on the horizon.
Columbia Engineering is represented in five of the six winning research teams in the University’s annual Research Initiatives in Science and Engineering (RISE) competition.
Junfeng Yang, associate professor of computer science, is a very patient man but not when it comes to his Android phone. “Nobody likes sluggish mobile apps!” he exclaims.
While studying for his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Columbia University six or seven years ago, Marshall Cox regulated his room’s temperature in winter the way most New Yorkers with steam radiators do.
Sometimes, to make progress, you have to get your hands dirty. Professor Kartik Chandran and his research group in Columbia’s Department of Environmental Engineering are getting their hands extra dirty.
Bacteria have developed their own “force” to hide from our antibiotics, and they are increasingly using this strategy to chip away at the effectiveness of polymyxins, our last line of defense against some “superbug” infections.
For decades, scientists have struggled to develop a comprehensive census of cell types in the brain. Now, in a pair of companion papers, researchers at Columbia’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute describe powerful new approaches to systematically identify individual classes of brain cells, in the spinal cord.
Read CTV Executive Director Orin Herskowitz's letter from our March 2016 newsletter.
Professors Keren Bergman, Michal Lipson, and Matei Ciocarlie recently won NASA research grants, worth up to $500,000 over two to three years for research and development.
When hearing loss becomes so severe that hearing aids no longer help, a cochlear implant not only amplifies sounds but also lets people hear speech clearly. Music is a different story.