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Shadlen is professor of neuroscience at VP&S and a principal investigator at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute. He is among 120 new National Academy of Sciences members announced on May 2, 2023.
The center will catalyze the scientific innovation and clinical implementation of precision medicine to advance the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illness.
Amyloid sparks an alliance between two proteins in the brain that can potentially explain up to half of the gene changes that occur in Alzheimer’s.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) usually begins between the ages of 20 and 40 and is the most common disabling neurological disorder of young adults.
- April 20, 2020
Seizures are usually considered a side effect of brain cancer, but a new Columbia University study of mice suggests they may also fuel the further growth of brain tumors.
- February 24, 2020
A new study shows how modifications to the tau protein may influence the different ways it can misfold in the brain, which is closely linked to the type of neurodegenerative disease that develops.
- January 15, 2020
The source of essential tremor—involuntary, rhythmic trembling—has been elusive, but a new study points to abnormal electrical activity in the base of the brain.
- January 14, 2020
Prenatal exposure to PDBEs—compounds previously used as flame retardants—may increase the risk of reading problems in children, a new study from Columbia University has found.
- January 9, 2020
The way electric fish locate their prey reveals how brain circuits can process information and learn at the same time, a feat that is still difficult for computers to accomplish.
- October 29, 2019
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.
- 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.