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Specific Neurons that Map Memories Now Identified in the Human Brain

Columbia neuroengineers have found the first evidence that individual neurons in the human brain target specific memories during recall. They studied recordings in neurosurgical patients who had electrodes implanted in their brains and examined how...
8-Nov-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Clues as to Why Mutations in the MYH9 Gene Cause a Broad Spectrum of Disorders in Humans

Researchers have used the Drosophila embryo to model human disease mutations that affect myosin motor activity. Through in vivo imaging and biophysical analysis, they demonstrated that engineering human MYH9-related disease mutations into Drosophila...
28-Oct-2019 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Porous Polymer Coatings Dynamically Control Light and Heat

Columbia Engineers have developed dynamic porous polymer coatings that enable inexpensive and scalable ways to control light and heat in buildings. They took advantage of the optical switchability of PPCs in the solar wavelengths to regulate solar...
22-Oct-2019 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Test Diagnoses Lyme Disease within 15 Minutes

Current testing for Lyme disease, called the standard 2-tiered approach or the STT, involves running two complex assays (ELISA and western blot) to detect antibodies against the bacterium, and requires experienced personnel in a lab, and a few hours...
11-Oct-2019 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Feedback Phenomenon Found to Drive Increasing Drought and Aridity

A new Columbia Engineering study indicates that the world will experience more frequent and more extreme drought and aridity than currently experienced in the coming century, exacerbated by both climate change and land-atmosphere processes.
3-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Robotic Neck Brace Dramatically Improves Functions of ALS Patients

A Columbia Engineering-designed robotic brace that supports the neck during its natural motion is the first device shown to dramatically assist ALS patients in holding their heads and actively supporting them during range of motion. The brace should...
12-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Robotic Cane Shown to Improve Stability in Walking

By adding electronics and computation technology to a simple cane that has been around since ancient times, Columbia Engineering researchers have transformed it into a 21st century robotic device that can provide light-touch assistance in walking to...
6-Aug-2019 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bacteria Engineered as Trojan Horse for Cancer Immunotherapy

Researchers at Columbia Engineering and Columbia University Irving Medical Center announced today that they have engineered a strain of non-pathogenic bacteria that can colonize solid tumors in mice and safely deliver potent immunotherapies, acting...
1-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Columbia Engineering, based in New York City, is one of the top engineering schools in the U.S. and one of the oldest in the nation. Also known as The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School expands knowledge and advances technology through the pioneering research of its more than 220 faculty, while educating undergraduate and graduate students in a collaborative environment to become leaders informed by a firm foundation in engineering. The School’s faculty are at the center of the University’s cross-disciplinary research, contributing to the Data Science Institute, Earth Institute, Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Precision Medicine Initiative, and the Columbia Nano Initiative. Guided by its strategic vision, “Columbia Engineering for Humanity,” the School aims to translate ideas into innovations that foster a sustainable, healthy, secure, connected, and creative humanity.


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