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Models that perform statistical analyses of hundreds of visual clues point the way to understanding how our brains give us the ability to distinguish faces.
A gene called FMNL2 may explain why people with hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, or obesity have a greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
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.
- 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.
- August 21, 2018
A Mailman study of more than 1 million pregnancies in Finland reports that prenatal exposure to elevated levels of DDT is associated with an increased risk for autism.
- August 2, 2018
A new clinical trial suggests that donepezil does not improve cognitive performance in people with mild cognitive impairment who also have clinical depression.
- July 12, 2018
A new study shows that the brain must tune out noise generated by the body’s own actions or else animals lose the ability to sense their surroundings.