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Joachim Frank’s Nobel Prize Story

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Joachim Frank received his Nobel Prize from H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden on Dec. 10, 2017. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud / © Nobel Media AB 2017 Columbia University News Until recently, few people believed that electron microscopes could be used to see biological molecules, the tiny machines inside cells that perform all of life’s...

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Huge progress in treating AIDS

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The first World AIDS Day was Dec. 1, 1988. That same year, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health AIDS Initiative (HAI) was established to help end the epidemic. Max Essex, Mary Woodard Lasker Professor of Health Sciences and Chair of HAI, looks at the progress of UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 goals. In 2013, UNAIDS announced...

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How the brain keeps time

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MIT News Neuroscientists discover networks of neurons that stretch or compress their activity to control timing. Timing is critical for playing a musical instrument, swinging a baseball bat, and many other activities. Neuroscientists have come up with several models of how the brain achieves its exquisite control over timing, the most prominent being that there...

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Climate made scary

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Magazine article ‘Uninhabitable Earth’ drives panel debate on best way to get from complacency to action Written by: Alvin Powell Harvard Staff Writer In July, New York magazine published its most-read article ever, surpassing a photo spread of Lindsay Lohan. The topic? Doom. While defying the belief among author David Wallace-Wells’ editors that climate change...

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The new varieties of pear Unibo present themselves at FuturPera

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They are called "Lucy Sweet® PE1UNIBO *", "Early Giulia® PE2UNIBO *", "Debby Green® PE3UNIBO *," Lucy Red® PE4UNIBO * "and will be presented at the Ferrara fair dedicated to the perimeter supply chain. The University of Bologna and the CIV (Italian Vivaisti Consortium of Ferrara), from 16 to 18 November, will present at FuturPera ,...

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Taps Columbia Scientists to Create a Comprehensive Atlas of Cells in the Human Spinal Cord

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In green are motor neurons generated from embryonic stem cells. In blue are nuclei from other cell types. The superimposed graph is a topological representation of individual embryonic stem cells (blue) transitioning into motor neurons (green) (Credit: Ira Schieren/Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute). Columbia University News Scientists at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute today received a grant from the...

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