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A Columbia neurobiologist fishes for an aggression gene.

The study also asserts the need for clear standards for what evidence gets used in policy decisions.

Researchers found a mechanism that could explain how neurons in mammal noses become tailored to detect a specific odor chemical. 

Columbia physicians treated patients with the therapy in the clinical trials that led to FDA approval.

The University put out major studies in climate science, public health, neuroscience, and quantum mechanics this year.

A new study shows that people use facial appearance to make sentencing decisions, and finds an intervention to counter the bias.

In a new op-ed, Professor Shunichi Nakagawa argues for the importance of advance care planning. 

The findings highlight the potential of couple-based health screening, skills training or joint participation in programs.

A new study indicates that more flexible, take-home methadone policies could help close a gap in care.
 

Stressful experiences appear to be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy, according to a new study.

A new large-scale study lays out a daunting picture of where the Earth’s climate may be headed. 

A mouse study found that the drug can alter the brain's dopamine system, boosting the case for more targeted medical use.