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Prenatal exposure to PDBEs—compounds previously used as flame retardants—may increase the risk of reading problems in children, a new study from Columbia University Irving Medical Center has found.
The way electric fish locate their prey reveals how brain circuits can process information and learn at the same time, a feat that is still difficult for computers to accomplish.
- April 20, 2014
Researchers from CUMC, Weill Cornell, and Brandeis have devised a new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's involving the retromer protein complex.
- April 7, 2014
Scientists studying Parkinson's disease rely on the generous donation of brains by patients—as well as some family members—to brain banks.
- April 6, 2014
Columbia scientists reveal how touch cells just beneath the skin's surface create our ability to feel fine details and texture.
- March 13, 2014
Using stem cells from patients, P&S researchers have created a model of age-related macular degeneration in a dish, which may lead personalized treatments to prevent vision loss.
- March 7, 2014
Decision-making accuracy can be improved by postponing the onset of a decision by a mere fraction of a second.
- February 23, 2014
A small region of the hippocampus known as CA2 is essential for social memory, the ability of an animal to recognize another of the same species.
- February 6, 2014
In most cases of ALS, a toxin released by cells that normally nurture neurons in the brain and spinal cord can trigger loss of the nerve cells affected in the disease, report Columbia researchers.
- January 28, 2014
Tom Jessell will receive the 2014 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science for opening up one of the most unknown—and important—fields of biomedical research.