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A new Columbia study shows that the movement of calcium within neurons boosts learning, revealing a basic principle of memory encoding in the brain.
A newly discovered protein tangle has been associated with multiple neurodegenerative diseases and may have a role in causing the diseases.
Loss of smell in COVID may be caused by a dramatic rearrangement of chromosomes in the cells that connect the nose to the brain, a study by Columbia neuroscientists suggests.
Just a single type of neuron controls the complex patterns of walking, a surprising finding that may lead to new therapeutic approaches for people with spinal cord injuries.
- January 31, 2019
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.
- December 24, 2018
Columbia neuroscientists have discovered why mitochondria, tiny power generators that keep our cells healthy, are often strangely shaped inside the brain.
- 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.