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A new BRAIN Initiative atlas showcases the diverse cell populations within the human hypothalamus, paving the way to discovering novel cellular targets for obesity and metabolic disease
As part of a new NIH consortium, scientists will trace how regions targeted by deep brain stimulation connect with the rest of the brain, information that could improve the treatment's efficacy.
The Afternoon of Science series at VP&S offers an opportunity for basic science departments and institutes to share their latest research and vision for the future.
- February 22, 2023
Immune cells in the brain must rearrange a part of their cytoskeleton before they can perform their jobs, a finding that may lead to new ways to slow some brain diseases.
- February 10, 2023
Using a new atlas of the cells in the human spinal cord, Columbia and NIH researchers found that the genes that allow motor neurons to become so big are also the genes most often dysregulated in ALS.
- February 3, 2023
A patient endured a brutal rare disease for five years with no relief. Finally he found an expert who understood. And could help.
- January 20, 2023
Even in people with complete paralysis after spinal cord injury, some nerves fibers are preserved. A Columbia physician-scientist is developing a new way to salvage those fibers and restore movement.
- December 15, 2022
The Carol and Gene Ludwig Center for Research on Neurodegeneration will bring novel approaches to Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disease research.
- October 14, 2022
Columbia neuroscientists have discovered that the brain has greater control over the motor neurons that move the body than previously thought possible.
- September 26, 2022
The experience of every odor derives from precise brain circuitry that researchers now are revealing in unprecedented detail.
- September 7, 2022
Columbia neuroscientists have discovered a previously unknown connection between the gut and the brain that drives the desire for fatty foods.
- July 1, 2022
Models that perform statistical analyses of hundreds of visual clues point the way to understanding how our brains give us the ability to distinguish faces.