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A new Columbia study shows that the movement of calcium within neurons boosts learning, revealing a basic principle of memory encoding in the brain.
A newly discovered protein tangle has been associated with multiple neurodegenerative diseases and may have a role in causing the diseases.
Loss of smell in COVID may be caused by a dramatic rearrangement of chromosomes in the cells that connect the nose to the brain, a study by Columbia neuroscientists suggests.
Just a single type of neuron controls the complex patterns of walking, a surprising finding that may lead to new therapeutic approaches for people with spinal cord injuries.
- 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.
- December 18, 2020
Uncertainty about the future has a way of taking over the mind, and a new study from Columbia neuroscientists is starting to reveal what changes take place in the unsure brain.
- November 20, 2020
Columbia researchers have found a potential neurobiological mechanism for hallucinations and delusions that fits within the hierarchical model of psychosis and can explain their clinical presentation.
- October 22, 2020
Columbia neuroscientists have identified neurons in mice that distinguish familiar companions from strangers and may help explain why people with schizophrenia struggle in social situations.
- October 8, 2020
Columbia neuroscientists used new techniques to create a 3-D atlas of the special neurons in a part of the mouse brain that prevent the brain's electrical activity from getting out of control.
- June 29, 2020
New eye drops could prevent vision loss after retinal vein occlusion, a major cause of blindness for millions of adults, a study by Columbia University researchers has found.