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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 29, 2020
New eye drops could prevent vision loss after retinal vein occlusion, a major cause of blindness for millions of adults, a study by Columbia University researchers has found.
- June 24, 2020
Scientists at Columbia University have captured a near complete snapshot of the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) B receptor, a protein that regulates neuronal activity.
- April 20, 2020
Seizures are usually considered a side effect of brain cancer, but a new Columbia University study of mice suggests they may also fuel the further growth of brain tumors.
- January 14, 2020
Prenatal exposure to PDBEs—compounds previously used as flame retardants—may increase the risk of reading problems in children, a new study from Columbia University has found.
- January 9, 2020
The way electric fish locate their prey reveals how brain circuits can process information and learn at the same time, a feat that is still difficult for computers to accomplish.
- October 29, 2019
A new Columbia University study has found that performing well on two brief tests of cognitive ability and odor identification indicates very low risk for developing Alzheimer’s.