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A study in mice that sheds light on how the brain remembers key details could one day help treat disorders impacting memory.
A new theory explains how the brain creates and recalls motor memories and could lead to better physical therapies to help people with injuries use their bodies again.
The answer may lie in a gene only present in humans. When expressed in mice, the gene increases the number of connections in the brain and improves the ability to learn complex tasks.
New technology will allow scientists to uncover what happens in the brain during the early stages of Parkinson's disease, which could lead to earlier diagnosis and better therapies for the disease.
- August 16, 2021
A new preclinical study provides the first direct evidence that loss of a placental hormone during pregnancy alters long-term brain development, causing autism-like behaviors in male offspring.
- July 16, 2021
Even though bird brains look very different from ours, a Columbia study of birds is providing evidence that both work in the same way when storing spatial memories.
- June 22, 2021
A new study from researchers at Columbia University is the first to quantitatively link psychological stress to graying hair in people and find that the process is reversible.
- June 16, 2021
Spectacular images of a molecule that shuttles omega-3 fatty acids into the brain may open a doorway for delivering neurological therapeutics to the brain.
- May 26, 2021
A new idea for treating Alzheimer’s disease could eradicate the toxic proteins most closely linked to cognitive decline in the places where they do the most damage.
- May 14, 2021
Thinking is a surprisingly slow process because our brain cannot make multiple decisions about the same object at once, Columbia neuroscientists have found.
- May 13, 2021
Scientists at Columbia took high-res images of a heat-sensing molecule in ground squirrels that could help researchers understand how we sense temperature and lead to the design of new pain relievers.
- April 22, 2021
A new imaging technique that can capture movies of individual receptors on the surface of living cells in unprecedented detail could pave the way to a trove of new drugs.
- April 18, 2021
An updated connectivity map of the brain's basal ganglia could open new avenues for intervention in Parkinson’s disease and other disorders tied to the movement center.
- February 26, 2021
A new study from Columbia neuroscientists reveals the power of novelty to boost the brain’s problem-solving abilities.