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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.
- December 17, 2018
A new study shows how cellular “housekeeping” protects some neurons against the toxic proteins of Alzheimer’s disease and suggests new treatment possibilities.
- December 7, 2018
The tiny CA2 region of the brain allows memories to influence the decision to be socially aggressive and may contribute to abnormal social behaviors associated with some mental illnesses.
- November 5, 2018
When choosing a candidate to vote for, your brain secretly does math.
- October 24, 2018
Columbia neuroscientists show how a bone hormone acts in the brains of mice to improve memory, and how aging sabotages the process.
- October 17, 2018
Columbia researchers are using cryo-electron microscopy to examine the tau proteins that pile up in the brains of people with Alzheimer's and gain new insights into how tau drives disease progression.
- October 2, 2018
A new mouse study from Columbia neuroscientists suggests that activity, not rest, speeds recovery after brain injury.
- September 10, 2018
Research from Columbia neuroscientists shows that a previously held bias can be set aside so that the brain can apply logical, mathematical reasoning to the decision at hand.