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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.
- 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
- October 16, 2013
Wei Min, PhD, has found a way to monitor how living cells make proteins, which may open doors to answering enduring questions in neuroscience about the molecular nature of memory.
- September 26, 2013
Hormone from skeleton alters brain, memory, and mood.
- August 28, 2013
Deficiency of a protein in the hippocampus is a major cause of age-related memory loss, and this form of memory loss is reversible, according to Columbia researchers.
- July 8, 2013
Neurons in the brain that are rarely analyzed by scientists because of their chaotic signaling may be essential for most brain functions.
- June 27, 2013
A study shows that sensory information travels not only to the brain’s mid-layer (where most axons lead), but also directly to its deeper layers.
- June 25, 2013
Mouse study suggests inhibiting protein called caspase-2 might prevent cognitive decline in Alzheimer's