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Amyloid sparks an alliance between two proteins in the brain that can potentially explain up to half of the gene changes that occur in Alzheimer’s.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) usually begins between the ages of 20 and 40 and is the most common disabling neurological disorder of young adults.
After a sudden medical scare, many people develop a fear of health care and are afraid to adopt new health habits. The Center for Fearless Behavior Change is testing ways to help.
A psychologist offers tips on getting the best sleep ever, every night.
- January 8, 2016
Researchers describe a cellular circuit that helps the brain remember which environments are safe and which are harmful--and what can happen when that circuitry is disrupted.
- January 6, 2016
A P&S research team has found that deficits seen in schizophrenia may be due to a decrease in the number of inhibitory neurons within the brain's memory center.
- December 21, 2015
Increased connectivity in the brain's default mode network is a potential precursor, or biomarker, indicating a risk of developing major depressive disorder.
- December 15, 2015
P&S researcher Dritan Agalliu, PhD, finds pathway by which recurrent strep infections may lead to autoimmune psychiatric disorders.
- November 18, 2015
New study proves that sense of taste is hardwired in the brain, independent of learning or experience.
- October 21, 2015
In a new study, P&S researcher Yian Gu explores the association between eating a Mediterranean-like diet and the prevention of brain cell loss of up to five years.
- October 13, 2015
Melissa R. Arbuckle is awarded the AAMC Building Bridges and Spanning Boundaries Award for developing the National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative.
- September 22, 2015
Columbia will award the 2015 Horwitz Prize to S. Lawrence Zipursky, for discovering a molecular identification system that helps neurons to wire the brain.
- July 15, 2015
Researchers at Columbia have found that key parts of the human brain network that give us the power to control and redirect our attention—a core cognitive ability—may be unique to humans.
- July 2, 2015
Dr. Daniel Salzman has spent more than a decade mapping the underlying brain mechanisms that guide emotional learning and behavior.