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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.
The Carol and Gene Ludwig Center for Research on Neurodegeneration will bring novel approaches to Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disease research.
Columbia neuroscientists have discovered that the brain has greater control over the motor neurons that move the body than previously thought possible.
- January 26, 2017
Koons, known for his work with everyday objects, will be the first artist-in-residence at Columbia’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute.
- October 6, 2016
New mathematical models can explain several properties of biological memory and may spur advances in neuromorphic hardware—powerful computing systems inspired by the brain.
- September 7, 2016
The Champalimaud Vision Award was presented to Carol Mason, Pathology & Cell Biology, in recognition of her research that lays the groundwork for new ways to treat vision loss.
- July 22, 2016
People with moderate or severe pain have a 41 percent higher risk of developing prescription opioid use disorders, researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have found.
- March 24, 2016
Neurologists find that moderate to intense exercise in people over age 65 may slow decline in memory and cognitive function by 10 years.
- March 10, 2016
Columbia neuroscientists have described the activity of newly generated brain cells in awake mice—a process known as adult neurogenesis—and revealed the critical role these cells play in forming memories.
- March 3, 2016
Zuckerman Institute researchers describe new approaches to systematically quantify the diverse types of neurons in the spinal cord that could be expanded to the rest of the nervous system.
- February 19, 2016
Zuckerman Institute researcher Minoree Kohwi compares the intricate process of neural development with the precision and fluidity of a symphony.