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How Does the Brain Turn Waves of Light Into Experiences of Color?

A new fruit fly study reveals the brain-cell circuitry that converts raw sensory signals into perceptions of color.

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A new study shows a way to rejuvenate old blood stem cells, restoring their ability to regenerate and fight age-related diseases.

NASA has awarded Columbia and partners a prestigious grant to launch a particle detector into Earth’s upper atmosphere.

New research shows that ferroptosis, a form of cell death, occurs in severe COVID-19 patient lungs. Stopping it improves outcomes.

A new fruit fly study reveals the brain-cell circuitry that converts raw sensory signals into perceptions of color.

The newly-discovered adrenal cell produces a hormone that is also present in humans.

Anger raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. Now a Columbia study may explain how.

New research from Columbia in the journal Nature suggests that modified venom could help treat depression and anxiety.

A Columbia neurologist hopes to better identify which patients with severe brain injuries are likely to regain consciousness. 

Data science has opened many promising avenues to address climate change, but the data centers that power it are energy-hungry.

Membership in the academy is considered one of the highest honors a scientist can receive.

Making use of this new brain circuit could lead to new therapies for many immune disorders.

Warning letters from Medicare can safely cut prescribing of a powerful but risky drug, a study found.