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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.
- July 2, 2015
Research from Eric Kandel’s lab has uncovered further evidence of a system in the brain that persistently maintains memories for long periods of time.
- April 30, 2015
Bats are masters of flight in the night sky, capable of steep nosedives and sharp turns that put our best aircraft to shame.
- March 19, 2015
Four P&S physicians—Joy Vink, Nasir Naqvi, Max O'Donnell, and Sameer Sheth—have been named 2015 Gerstner Scholars.
- February 24, 2015
Three successful movies from this year's Oscars featured strong medicine and science narratives.
- February 19, 2015
When making simple decisions, our brain uses the same method Alan Turing used to break Germany’s Enigma code during World War II.
- January 26, 2015
Neurons that trigger our sense of thirst—and neurons that turn it off—have been identified by Columbia University Medical Center neuroscientists.
- January 15, 2015
Researchers worldwide rely on the New York Brain Bank’s extensive collection of dissected and catalogued brain tissue for their work in neurodegenerative diseases.
- December 18, 2014
Articles about hair regeneration, cocoa and memory, and flu forecasting are among the most-viewed research stories on CUMC websites.
- November 11, 2014
Several CUMC researchers received grants from the NIH's new BRAIN Initiative, a 12-year research program launched last year by President Obama.
- August 21, 2014
Research from David Sulzer’s lab suggests that a delay in the normal elimination of excess synapses in the brain may be a common cause of autism.