Research

From left to right: Joanna Steinglass and Daphna Shohamy

Psychiatry professor Joanna Steinglass and Psychology professor Daphna Shohamy incorporated cognitive neuroscience in the study of anorexia nervosa. Brain scans reveal the mechanisms that guide restrictive eating.
Kate Marvel on the steps of Low Library with Alma Mater behind her.

Photo by John Pinderhughes

Kate Marvel is an associate research scientist at both the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. She has been focusing on earth's rising temperature and the role clouds play in climate change.

A new study indicates that the number of plant and animal species at risk of extinction may be considerably higher than previously thought. A team of researchers, however, believe they’ve come up with a formula that will help paint a more accurate picture.

Illustration by Nicoletta Barolini

Researchers at Columbia University have made a significant step toward breaking the so-called “color barrier” of light microscopy for biological systems, allowing for much more comprehensive, system-wide labeling and imaging of a greater number of biomolecules in living cells and tissues t

Researchers at Columbia University have discovered that a small group of neurons fired haphazardly in mice with signs of schizophrenia. The findings suggest that a breakdown in the synchronized behavior of these brain cells could produce the classic disordered thinking and perceptions associated with the disease.

Deep sea snapping shrimp in their natural color captured by Columbia researchers. Photo by K.S. MacDonald

In the world of evolutionary research, scientists studying the evolution of eusocial societies have traditionally relied on information gathered from studying terrestrial insects.

Map of Aleppo

New data released by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research - Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNITAR-UNOSAT) shows a stark pattern of destruction when overlaid on the zones of territory control in Aleppo: damaged sites identified by UNOSAT lie primarily within or just outside the outlines of the besieged areas in eastern Aleppo, confirming that this portion of the city has been systematically bombed and shelled for the duration of the war. View full interactive map.

In nearly six years of civil war, the city of Aleppo, Syria’s one-time industrial hub, has become the center of a humanitarian catastrophe and the destruction of one of the oldest, culturally rich cities in the world.
Columbia University Mathematician Mohammed Abouzaid
Professor Mohammed said a simplified example of his work is finding ways to measure objects, such as a coffee mug, with the techniques one would use to measure objects with a more geometric shape.
Hybrid Organic Inorganic Perovskites solar cells graphic

A new class of solar cells. Graphic by Nicoletta Barolini.

In a discovery that could have profound implications for future energy policy, Columbia scientists have demonstrated it is possible to manufacture solar cells that are far more efficient than existing silicon energy cells by using a new kind of material, a development that could help reduc

Mike Massimino Astronaut Columbia University

Photo Courtesy of NASA

Hurtling under the ocean at record speed on nuclear subs and fixing frozen bolts in outer space are not ordinary jobs, although they can be for engineers.

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