Research from Eric Kandel’s lab at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has uncovered further evidence of a system in the brain that persistently maintains memories for long periods of time. And paradoxically, it works in the same way as mechanisms that cause mad cow disease, kuru, and other degenerative brain diseases.
Columbia Engineering excelled in the University’s Research Initiatives in Science & Engineering (RISE) competition, held annually to fund interdisciplinary teams of faculty-level researchers pursuing early stages of imaginative, high-risk, and potentially high-impact research collaborations
Following the June 9, 2015 Future of Urban Innovation: Startups conference in New York City, Columbia University and Mitogen announce a partnership to attract investment for its first-in-class implant that regenerates the body’s own tissue.
Nanfang Yu, assistant professor of applied physics at Columbia Engineering, and colleagues from the University of Zürich and the University of Washington, have discovered two key strategies that enable Saharan silver ants to stay cool in one of the hottest terrestrial environments on Earth.
For decades, young biotechs have circled the so-called "Valley of Death," trying not to fall into the funding chasm that can occur during the period between discovery and clinical proof of concept – the critical milestone when most venture capital (VC) firms are willing to get on board.
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) have announced the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2014. The report, published annually since 2013, utilizes data obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to highlight the important role patents play in university research and innovation.
Led by Young Duck Kim, a postdoctoral research scientist in James Hone’s group at Columbia Engineering, a team of scientists from Columbia, Seoul National University (SNU), and Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) reported today that they have demonstrated—for the first time—an on-chip visible light source using graphene, an atomically thin and perfectly crystalline form of carbon, as a filament.