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New Study Maps Ketamine's Effects on Brain

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


Black and low-income Americans would likely reap the most benefits from regulations on fine particulate air pollutants.

The prize recognizes his extraordinary contributions to protecting and improving the public’s health. 

Faculty continue to assess the impact of COVID-19 and identify ways to prevent the next pandemic.

Columbia Engineers explore the benefits and drawbacks of 3D-printed food technology.

A new paper paves the way for better detection and prevention of certain precancerous changes in the esophagus and stomach.

A new study shows that a negative effect on adolescent mental health has persisted up to two years into the COVID-19 pandemic. 

One ship will be named after Marie Tharp, a Columbia geologist and oceanographer who drew the first modern maps of ocean floors.

A Columbia lab has identified how interactions between developing sensory cells help flies discern different sensory inputs.

Lessons learned could help mitigate impact in future public health emergencies.


Researchers have found that two groups of dogs living within the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone had significant genetic differences.

A new study sheds light on the significant role food systems will play in future global warming, and what can be done about it.

Columbia researchers have created a sort of  “bacterial suicide squad” that targets tumors.