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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.
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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.
Columbia University scientists have developed a new optical technique to study how information is transmitted in the brains of mice.
Several research groups from Columbia Engineering are teaming up with NYC Media Lab and Verizon to advance their projects in media technologies.
Three Columbia Engineering professors—Matei Ciocarlie (Mechanical Engineering), Roxana Geambasu (Computer Science), and Daniel Hsu (Computer Science)—have won 2016 Sloan Research Fellowships.

Research done by professors and their grad students in U.S. universities labs are being turned into commercial products and life saving drugs and devices thanks to an act of Congress – and the efforts of technology transfer offices in schools like Stanford and Columbia.

Researchers have successfully disrupted a genetic chain of events in a mouse model of schizophrenia and reversed memory deficits, one of the disorder’s most difficult-to-treat symptoms.