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The hippocampus of a female mouse that has been genetically engineered to overproduce TIA1 protein.
The hippocampus of a female mouse that has been genetically engineered to overproduce TIA1 protein. Credit: Joseph Rayman/Kandel lab/Columbia's Zuckerman Institute
Scientists Identify Gene That Keeps PTSD-like Behavior at Bay in Female Mice

Columbia study highlights key role this gene plays in essential biological processes; offers promising new target for combating PTSD, a disorder that mostly impacts women.

A pregnant woman bonds with her two daughters.
Number of Pregnancies Influences Breast Cancer Risk for Women with BRCA Mutations

The risk of breast cancer declined for women with BRCA1 gene and more than one pregnancy.

On this farm near Andes in Antioquia, Colombia, coffee trees grow beneath a layer of canopy trees in a shade-grown coffee plantation. Photograph by Guillermo Santos.
On this farm near Andes in Antioquia, Colombia, coffee trees grow beneath a layer of canopy trees in a shade-grown coffee plantation. Photograph by Guillermo Santos.
Making Coffee Production Sustainable

First study to quantify economic trade-offs of shifting from conventional to shade-grown coffee production. Model suggests farmers can optimize coffee profits by converting one to two-thirds of their acreage to shade-grown.

A surgeon performs open-heart surgery.
Era of Open-Heart Surgery for Aortic Stenosis May be Ending

A multicenter clinical trial has found that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) performed better than open-heart surgery in low-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis.

Recent News

March 18, 2019

Brown Institute Director Mark Hansen's Storytelling Revolution

The Brown Institute for Media Innovation awards upwards of $1 million in grants and fellowships, called Magic Grants, to fund projects and prototypes that devise new tools and new ways to tell stories. Director Mark Hansen discussed the breadth of the institute’s work as it prepares to select the next set of Magic Grant recipients.

Faculty Books

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Distant Islands

By Daniel H. Inouye

book cover Why Journalism Still Matters
Why Journalism Still Matters

By Michael Schudson

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Your Duck Is My Duck

By Deborah Eisenberg

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The War Before the War

By Andrew Delbanco

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