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COVID19 Updates for APAM Students

In light of the rapidly changing situation surrounding COVID19, here some important updates for students in the Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics Department.

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Enabling New DNA-Based Therapy for Anti-Cancer Drug Delivery

Prof. Oleg Gang is part of a collaborative team of researchers from Columbia Engineering and Brookhaven National Lab that has designed and synthesized molecule chains to efficiently protect 3-D DNA nanostructures from structural degradation under a variety of biomedically relevant conditions.

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Beating the Heat in the Living Wings of Butterflies

A new study from Prof. Nanfang Yu in Columbia Engineering and his colleagues at Harvard University identified the critical physiological importance of suitable temperatures for butterfly wings to function properly, and discovered that the insects exquisitely regulate their wing temperatures through both structural and behavioral adaptations.

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