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Twenty years ago, Columbia scientists created a way to make neurons in a dish, a discovery that has led to clinical trials of an experimental drug that may slow the progression of ALS.
Using EEG to identify covert consciousness in unresponsive brain-injured patients could help predict which ones may recover, find researchers at Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian.
- December 21, 2015
A drug that boosts activity in the brain’s “garbage disposal” system can decrease levels of toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
- December 9, 2015
P&S researcher Wendy Chung and colleagues find genetic mutations that explain why many children with congenital heart disease also have neurodevelopmental disorders.
- November 24, 2015
A new study of Alzheimer's in people with Down Syndrome may lead to tests that detect Alzheimer's early.
- November 23, 2015
A study provides new insights into the development of mood disorders and may aid in designing improved therapies.
- October 22, 2015
In a case demonstrating the promise of precision medicine, a 20-month-old girl suffering from a rare neurodegenerative disease was diagnosed by exome sequencing and successfully treated.
- October 5, 2015
Wendy Chung is part of a team that found commonalities in neuronal behavior between spinal muscular atrophy and ALS.
- October 2, 2015
Funding from the ALS Association and the Tow Foundation will be used by the New York Genome Center to determine the entire genetic sequence of people with ALS who donated their tissues after death.
- September 22, 2015
Columbia will award the 2015 Horwitz Prize to S. Lawrence Zipursky, for discovering a molecular identification system that helps neurons to wire the brain.