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A new preclinical study provides the first direct evidence that loss of a placental hormone during pregnancy alters long-term brain development, causing autism-like behaviors in male offspring.
Even though bird brains look very different from ours, a Columbia study of birds is providing evidence that both work in the same way when storing spatial memories.
A new study from researchers at Columbia University is the first to quantitatively link psychological stress to graying hair in people and find that the process is reversible.
Spectacular images of a molecule that shuttles omega-3 fatty acids into the brain may open a doorway for delivering neurological therapeutics to the brain.
- October 11, 2019
A drug can restore working memory in adult mice that have a gene that causes schizophrenia, challenging the belief that memory issues in people with schizophrenia cannot be repaired.
- September 30, 2019
Scientists are peering into living creatures to see hearts beating and neurons firing with a new version of SCAPE, a revolutionary technique developed by Columbia bioengineer Elizabeth Hillman.
- July 16, 2019
Columbia University biomedical scientists are part of an ambitious worldwide project to identify and map all the cells in the human body, with a special focus on the spinal cord.
- May 30, 2019
When we spot new objects, our brains have a remarkable ability to predict how they will feel with surprisingly little information, a new study has found.
- 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.