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New Cell Therapy Aids Heart Recovery—Without Implanting Cells

A team led by Columbia University Biomedical Engineering Professor Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic has designed a creative new approach to help injured hearts regenerate by applying extracellular vesicles secreted by cardiomyocytes rather than implanting...
23-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Five Columbia Engineering Professors Win NSF CAREER Awards

Five Columbia Engineering professors have won the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards this year. The grants, each totaling $500,000 over five years, are among the most competitive given by the...
9-Apr-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

First Dynamic Spine Brace—Robotic Spine Exoskeleton—Characterizes Spine Deformities

Columbia Engineering researchers have invented a new Robotic Spine Exoskeleton, a dynamic spine brace that enabled them to conduct the first study that looks at in vivo measurements of torso stiffness and characterizes the three-dimensional...
9-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Adult-like Human Heart Muscle Grown from Patient-specific Stem Cells

Researchers have developed a radically new approach to growing in the lab adult-like human heart muscle from human induced pluripotent stem cells in only four weeks. They compressed the development timeframe into a faster, more complete transition...
3-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Study Shows Vegetation Controls the Future of the Water Cycle

Columbia Engineering researchers have found that vegetation plays a dominant role in Earth’s water cycle, that plants will regulate and dominate the increasing stress placed on continental water resources in the future. “This could be a real...
30-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

For Blind Gamers, Equal Access to Racing Video Games

Computer Scientist Brian A. Smith has developed the RADa racing auditory displayto enable visually impaired gamers play the same types of racing games that sighted players play with the same speed, control, and excitement as sighted players....
6-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Dual Frequency Comb Generated on a Single Chip Using a Single Laser

Columbia Engineers are the first to miniaturize dual-frequency combs by putting two frequency comb generators on a single millimeter-sized silicon-based chip. This could lead to low-cost, portable sensing and spectroscopy in the field in real-time....
2-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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NIR Light May Identify Breast Cancer Patients Who Will Benefit Most from Chemotherapy

A new optical imaging system developed at Columbia University uses red and near-infrared light to identify breast cancer patients who will respond to chemotherapy. The imaging system may be able to predict response to chemotherapy as early as two...
9-Feb-2018 12:15 PM EST Add to Favorites


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