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A study in mice that sheds light on how the brain remembers key details could one day help treat disorders impacting memory.
A new theory explains how the brain creates and recalls motor memories and could lead to better physical therapies to help people with injuries use their bodies again.
The answer may lie in a gene only present in humans. When expressed in mice, the gene increases the number of connections in the brain and improves the ability to learn complex tasks.
New technology will allow scientists to uncover what happens in the brain during the early stages of Parkinson's disease, which could lead to earlier diagnosis and better therapies for the disease.
- February 23, 2014
A small region of the hippocampus known as CA2 is essential for social memory, the ability of an animal to recognize another of the same species.
- February 6, 2014
In most cases of ALS, a toxin released by cells that normally nurture neurons in the brain and spinal cord can trigger loss of the nerve cells affected in the disease, report Columbia researchers.
- January 28, 2014
Tom Jessell will receive the 2014 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science for opening up one of the most unknown—and important—fields of biomedical research.
- 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.