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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.
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.
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.
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, 2018
The attraction to sweets and aversion to bitter tastes are located in separate regions of the brain’s emotion center, according to new research from VP&S neuroscientists.
- 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.