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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.
- June 22, 2017
Different types of memories stored in the same neuron of the marine snail Aplysia can be selectively erased.
- June 1, 2017
The link between phthalates and the thyroid—a "master controller" of brain development—may explain known phthalate-linked cognitive problems, Mailman researchers say.
- May 31, 2017
The discovery that pain receptors continue to function within nerves may lead to more effective pain medications with fewer side effects.
- May 22, 2017
Columbia neuroscientists find that a part of the brain filters out internal noise made by the body, which may help explain such hearing disorders as tinnitus.
- May 19, 2017
Neurosurgeon Sameer Sheth uses deep brain stimulation to treat depression in patients who have not been helped with other therapies.
- May 15, 2017
Spinal muscular atrophy is partly due to defects in the sensory neuron synapses that activate motor neurons. Symptoms may be reduced by improving synapse function.
- May 1, 2017
Columbia University researchers have created a new topology-based tool that generates a roadmap of the ways in which a stem cell becomes differentiated.
- April 28, 2017
Neuronal branches become tangled in mice lacking Pcdh genes, leading to signs of depression or sensory deficits when specific genes are absent, studies find.
- April 14, 2017
A breakdown in the synchronized behavior of some neurons may produce schizophrenia symptoms, according to a new study of a mouse model of the disorder.