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A drug can restore working memory in adult mice that have a gene that causes schizophrenia, challenging the belief that memory issues in people with schizophrenia cannot be repaired.
Scientists are peering into living creatures to see hearts beating and neurons firing with a new version of SCAPE, a revolutionary technique developed by Columbia bioengineer Elizabeth Hillman.
Columbia University biomedical scientists are part of an ambitious worldwide project to identify and map all the cells in the human body, with a special focus on the spinal cord.
When we spot new objects, our brains have a remarkable ability to predict how they will feel with surprisingly little information, a new study has found.
- 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.
- December 22, 2013
CUMC researchers have clarified three fundamental issues about Alzheimer's: where it starts, why it starts there, and how it spreads.
- December 5, 2013
Columbia's 2013 Horwitz winners: Edvard Moser, May-Britt Moser & John O’Keefe for findings that could lead to new Alzheimer's treatments.
- November 22, 2013
Fred Kavli, founder and chairman of The Kavli Foundation, passed away peacefully today in his home in Santa Barbara at the age of 86