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The phenomenal memory of chickadees is allowing a CUIMC neuroscientist to investigate memory in its purest form: the spontaneous recording of everyday experiences.
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.
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.
Columbia neuroscientists have discovered why mitochondria, tiny power generators that keep our cells healthy, are often strangely shaped inside the brain.
- May 11, 2018
For Mother’s Day, we talked with neuroscientist Bianca Jones Marlin, PhD, whose research delves into the biological mysteries of the parent-child bond.
- May 9, 2018
Neurons in the brain’s olfactory system seem to be wired together randomly. So how can two people experience an odor in the same way? A new model explains.
- May 3, 2018
Neuroscientist Carol Mason, PhD, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences along with 104 other new members and foreign associates.
- February 8, 2018
Neurons mature and acquire their firing properties with the help of Rbfox genes, a family of genes linked to autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
- February 7, 2018
New research from Columbia neuroscientists shows how a small part of the brain single-handedly steadies the body if it is thrown off balance.
- January 11, 2018
By classifying different types of cells in the spinal cord, neuroscientists have gained new insight into an evolutionary achievement millions of years in the making.
- November 6, 2017
Bianca Jones Marlin, a postdoc in the lab of Nobelist Richard Axel, was given the STAT 2017 Wunderkinds Award.
- November 2, 2017
Using powerful new imaging technology, Columbia scientists peered into a 30 nanometer-wide space between two cell organelles to find an elusive tethering protein.