Research by the Stockwell lab featured in Columbia News

February 15, 2024

Researchers from Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and the Columbia University Irving Medical Center have found that a rare type of lipid is a key driver of ferroptosis, a form of cell death discovered by Professor Brent Stockwell. The research appears in a new paper published in the journal Cell.

As Columbia News reports, "The findings provide new detail on how cells die during ferroptosis and could improve understanding of how to stop ferroptosis in contexts where it is harmfully occurring—in neurodegenerative diseases, for example—or induce it in contexts where it could be useful, such as using it to kill dangerous cancer cells."

Read the full article here.