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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.
Though few in number, neurons that are created in the brain during adulthood have an outsized impact on mood and memory because of their unparalleled networking and communication abilities.
Columbia neuroscientists and economists are working together to understand what motivates us to pay attention to certain pieces of information and invest in acquiring them.
- 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
Source:CBS NewsApril 3, 2013
CUMC's Dr. Eric Kandel (2000 Nobel Laureate) said the project may lead to an understanding of "who we are as human beings and how we function and how these terrible diseases arise, and what we might be able to do address them more effectively."
- March 27, 2013
High levels of antibodies to five common infections found to be associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline.
Source:NPRMarch 11, 2013
Brain areas are constantly fine-tuning their reception of a selected voice, says Charles Schroeder, a neuroscientist at CUMC.
- March 6, 2013
The first evidence that selective activation of the dentate gyrus in the hippocampus can reduce anxiety without affecting learning - important therapeutic implications.
- March 5, 2013
Scientists discovered how common genetic mutations in Parkinson’s disease damage brain cells