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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.
- 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
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."