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This page highlights the astonishing amount of research happening across Columbia, one of the world’s leading research universities. 

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Study Finds New Inhalable Therapy is a Big Step Forward in Lung Cancer Research

The Columbia engineers who developed the new technique are working with campus oncologists to bring their work to patients.


David Kipping’s videos about outer space have millions of views.

Lead is associated with impaired cognitive function, attention-related behavioral problems, and diminished academic performance.

Cannabis may be an important and under-recognized source of lead and cadmium exposure.

The project will use theory, simulations, and observations to explore extreme astrophysical environments.

Nim Tottenham, the new chair of psychology, has a longstanding interest in how parents influence brain development.

At an Upstate New York nature preserve, Columbia researchers are decoding the natural world in order to conserve it.

New findings show that what triggers initial gastrointestinal changes in Parkinson’s could be a misdirected immune attack.

A new mouse study raises the possibility that we can prevent or treat memory loss related to aging and dementia.

A new study of mice shows that exposure to too much dopamine may set the stage for antisocial behaviors.

The findings could help physicians better predict which brain-injured patients are likely to recover with rehabilitation. 

Health workers are more at risk for drug overdose death than non-healthcare workers, according to a new study.

The source of magnetic fields has long been debated. New research offers clues on their origins.