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Models that perform statistical analyses of hundreds of visual clues point the way to understanding how our brains give us the ability to distinguish faces.
A gene called FMNL2 may explain why people with hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, or obesity have a greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
A new Columbia study shows that the movement of calcium within neurons boosts learning, revealing a basic principle of memory encoding in the brain.
A newly discovered protein tangle has been associated with multiple neurodegenerative diseases and may have a role in causing the diseases.
- June 3, 2014
The prize recognizes his groundbreaking work on the neural networks of the spinal cord involved in the control of movement.
- May 29, 2014
Scientists recently identified two types of neurons that enable the spinal cord to control skilled forelimb movement. Neuroscientist Eiman Azim discusses the work in a Q&A.
- May 1, 2014
Columbia neuroscientist Richard Axel was elected to the Royal Society, the national academy of science in the U.K.
- April 30, 2014
Researchers have identified two types of neurons that enable the spinal cord to control skilled forelimb movement. The findings could lead to new ways to treat movement disorders.
- April 29, 2014
Theoretical neuroscientist Larry Abbott, the William Bloor Professor of Neuroscience, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
- April 20, 2014
Researchers from CUMC, Weill Cornell, and Brandeis have devised a new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's involving the retromer protein complex.