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A new idea for treating Alzheimer’s disease could eradicate the toxic proteins most closely linked to cognitive decline in the places where they do the most damage.
Thinking is a surprisingly slow process because our brain cannot make multiple decisions about the same object at once, Columbia neuroscientists have found.
Scientists at Columbia took high-res images of a heat-sensing molecule in ground squirrels that could help researchers understand how we sense temperature and lead to the design of new pain relievers.
A new imaging technique that can capture movies of individual receptors on the surface of living cells in unprecedented detail could pave the way to a trove of new drugs.
- October 12, 2017
Research suggests that high-level visual features are recalled before simple details, offering new insights into human perception.
- September 18, 2017
A cellular defense against protein aggregates suppresses ALS in early stages but later hastens spread of the disease, a study in mice suggests.
- September 6, 2017
Place cells in the brains of mice with a disorder similar to schizophrenia do not adapt to changing environments, impairing memory.
- September 1, 2017
With miniature mobile microscopes, Columbia neuroscientists have uncovered a map deep in the brain that guides movement in mice.
- July 28, 2017
A new study provides insight into one of neuroscience’s greatest puzzles: how the brain transforms unconscious information into conscious thought.
- July 20, 2017
A new study from Columbia neuroscientists may offer clues as to why some movements can be relearned after motor cortex damage while others cannot.
- June 22, 2017
Different types of memories stored in the same neuron of the marine snail Aplysia can be selectively erased.