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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.
- March 3, 2016
Zuckerman Institute researchers describe new approaches to systematically quantify the diverse types of neurons in the spinal cord that could be expanded to the rest of the nervous system.
- February 19, 2016
Zuckerman Institute researcher Minoree Kohwi compares the intricate process of neural development with the precision and fluidity of a symphony.
- February 18, 2016
In studies in mice, Zuckerman Institute researchers have discovered a way to restore memory deficits found in schizophrenia by regrowing lost neuronal connections.
- February 1, 2016
High school student Randy Martinez talks about his experience in the BRAINYAC program at Columbia.
- January 29, 2016
Zuckerman Institute neuroscientists have developed a new tool that sheds light on how neurons guide behavior.
- January 8, 2016
Researchers describe a cellular circuit that helps the brain remember which environments are safe and which are harmful--and what can happen when that circuitry is disrupted.
- December 21, 2015
Increased connectivity in the brain's default mode network is a potential precursor, or biomarker, indicating a risk of developing major depressive disorder.
- November 18, 2015
New study proves that sense of taste is hardwired in the brain, independent of learning or experience.