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A new idea for treating Alzheimer’s disease could eradicate the toxic proteins most closely linked to cognitive decline in the places where they do the most damage.
Thinking is a surprisingly slow process because our brain cannot make multiple decisions about the same object at once, Columbia neuroscientists have found.
Scientists at Columbia took high-res images of a heat-sensing molecule in ground squirrels that could help researchers understand how we sense temperature and lead to the design of new pain relievers.
A new imaging technique that can capture movies of individual receptors on the surface of living cells in unprecedented detail could pave the way to a trove of new drugs.
- May 13, 2019
Though few in number, neurons that are created in the brain during adulthood have an outsized impact on mood and memory because of their unparalleled networking and communication abilities.
- April 16, 2019
Columbia neuroscientists and economists are working together to understand what motivates us to pay attention to certain pieces of information and invest in acquiring them.
- April 2, 2019
Delusion severity is linked to slower changes in an individual's beliefs, a finding that suggests new treatment approaches.
- March 18, 2019
Columbia neuroscientists have identified a gene that keeps fear at bay in female mice and may help explain why PTSD is more prevalent in women.
- February 22, 2019
New research provides evidence that learning and memory are not relegated to a few select regions, but instead may permeate the brain.
- February 7, 2019
STAR U, a new summer program at CUIMC for college students, seeks to enhance the study of aging, Alzheimer's, and disparities by increasing the numbers of scientists from diverse backgrounds.
- February 7, 2019
The phenomenal memory of chickadees is allowing a CUIMC neuroscientist to investigate memory in its purest form: the spontaneous recording of everyday experiences.
- January 31, 2019
Places that are very important to us are recorded in our brain’s GPS system with the help of the aptly named VIP neurons, Columbia neuroscientists have found.
- December 24, 2018
Columbia neuroscientists have discovered why mitochondria, tiny power generators that keep our cells healthy, are often strangely shaped inside the brain.