Research

Psychologists and criminal defense attorneys have long argued that the adolescent brain is different from the brain of a child or an adult.

The only problem? They couldn’t prove it.

Professor Adam Galinsky is power hungry. For more than a decade, he has studied the role of power as a psychological force, both its behavioral effects and the practical implications of having power and feeling powerful.

A microscope image of a nerve cell and its many branches (or dendrites) in a deep layer of a rat's cerebral cortex.

Speaking. Seeing. Hearing. Thinking. Remembering. Understanding this sentence and making a decision about whether or not to read on.

Gay rights activists have notched significant victories as well as some high-profile defeats in the struggle for equality.

Researchers from IRI visited Ethiopia in May 2012, working with staff from a local relief society to talk with farmers.

When scientists talk about climate change, they usually mean significant changes in the measures of climate over several decades or longer. Climate variability generally refers to seasonal changes over a year or so.

When he received his A.B. from Harvard in 1969, Martin Chalfie wasn’t sure what he would do next. His worst grades had been in physics and chemistry, and a summer research project had failed, so science seemed out of reach.

In recognition of their exceptional scholarly merit and distinguished service to Columbia, the University Board of Trustees has approved President Lee C. Bollinger’s appointment of two new University Professors: Martin Chalfie, the William R. Kenan Jr.

Extreme weather can wreak havoc on cities and their economies. Damage from hurricanes Katrina and Sandy is estimated at more than $150 billion and over $60 billion, respectively.

The Lamont-Doherty Core Repository holds one of the world’s most unique and important collections of scientific samples from the deep sea—approximately 72,000 meters of sediment cores from every major ocean and sea.

“Global mapping of cancer gene expression changes to the human metabolic network; increased enzymatic expression across tumors is shown in red and decreased in blue,” said Dr. Vitkup (who provided the image).

A massive study analyzing gene expression data from 22 tumor types has identified multiple metabolic expression changes associated with cancer.

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