Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have pinpointed the immune system mechanism that allows a kidney transplant to be accepted without lifelong immunosuppressive drugs, a significant step toward reducing or eliminating the need for costly and potentially toxic immunosuppressant drugs and improving long-term transplant success.
A team of Columbia Engineering researchers has invented a technology—full-duplex radio integrated circuits (ICs)—that can be implemented in nanoscale CMOS to enable simultaneous transmission and reception at the same frequency in a wireless radio.
Barclay Morrison III, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has led the first study to determine underlying biological mechanisms that promote functional recovery of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) after blast injury.
Christine Hendon, assistant professor of electrical engineering, has won a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for her project, “Structure-Functional Imaging of the Atrial Myocardium.”
Richard M. Osgood, Jr., Higgins Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Professor Emeritus of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, marked a milestone recently as he celebrated the graduation of his 60th graduate student, Zhisheng Li.
The most recently funded projects span a broad range of topics and scientific areas, including development of a reparative patch for herniated discs, a software-based analysis process to generate a velocity map of atrial fibrillation, an improved cell production system for cancer immunotherapy, a storage and transportation device for fresh osteochondral allografts, novel methods for allograft bending and engineering allografts for knee repair, and software for analyzing core infarct volume in strokes.
For three years, the Columbia-Coulter Translational Research Partnership has provided up to $1 million per year to bring innovative biomedical technologies to market to benefit human health and society through a unique collaboration between the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation and Columbia University’s Departments of Biomedical Engineering (BME), Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Radiology, and Columbia Technology Ventures.
Researchers at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health identified distinct immune changes in patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, known medically as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS) or systemic exertion intolerance disease.
The U.S. Department of Commerce and Columbia University today announced that they will co-host the first-ever Future of Urban Innovation Summit, which will take place at the Columbia University campus in New York City on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.