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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.
- May 19, 2017
Neurosurgeon Sameer Sheth uses deep brain stimulation to treat depression in patients who have not been helped with other therapies.
- May 15, 2017
Spinal muscular atrophy is partly due to defects in the sensory neuron synapses that activate motor neurons. Symptoms may be reduced by improving synapse function.
- May 1, 2017
Columbia University researchers have created a new topology-based tool that generates a roadmap of the ways in which a stem cell becomes differentiated.
- April 28, 2017
Neuronal branches become tangled in mice lacking Pcdh genes, leading to signs of depression or sensory deficits when specific genes are absent, studies find.
- April 14, 2017
A breakdown in the synchronized behavior of some neurons may produce schizophrenia symptoms, according to a new study of a mouse model of the disorder.
- April 4, 2017
Neuroscientist Jacqueline Gottlieb is uncovering how the brain gathers the evidence it needs—and ignores what it doesn’t—to arrive at a decision.
- February 16, 2017
Neurons that control the muscles in our hands and feet develop through a unique genetic program that may help explain how neural circuits essential for fine motor skills evolved.
- 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.