When they’re not rocking out or helping the community, Columbia faculty enjoy getting dirty in the lab. Bwog takes a moment to look back on this week in science. Headlines were compiled by our Northside Correspondent Ricky Raudales.
- In light of recent findings, a Columbia psychiatrist predicts that only about fifty percent of antidepressant users are medically diagnosed with a relevant condition. Bwog reminds you that your frat’s armchair psychologist should not be prescribing you medication.
- Collaborating with Harvard, Columbia researchers have announced that iPS stem cells are effectively identical to conventional hESCs stem cells. With this Columbia hopes to move a step forward in solving its rodent problem—that is, by creating hundreds of Hawkma clones.
- Call it the “Year of the Higgs.” Columbia physicist Gustaaf Brooijmans will cohost a webcast on the CMS and ATLAS projects, marking the long-awaited revival of CERN.
- According to a comprehensive study of Manhattanites, consumers of diet soda had a 61 percent elevated risk of heart attack or stroke over a nine-year period. As spring not yet sprung (nor waltzed), Bwog thinks you should try a more appropriate beverage anyway.
- One campus climatologist vouches for the severe weather predicted for New York over the next century. With that said, we predict next year’s snow season may see the likes of a Snowpocalypse 3, giving rise to many a snow phallus.