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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.
- October 21, 2015
In a new study, P&S researcher Yian Gu explores the association between eating a Mediterranean-like diet and the prevention of brain cell loss of up to five years.
- October 13, 2015
Melissa R. Arbuckle is awarded the AAMC Building Bridges and Spanning Boundaries Award for developing the National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative.
- September 22, 2015
Columbia will award the 2015 Horwitz Prize to S. Lawrence Zipursky, for discovering a molecular identification system that helps neurons to wire the brain.
- September 2, 2015
A neuroscientist and obesity researcher at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center is mapping the regions of the brain that either respond or fail to respond to weight loss.
- July 15, 2015
Researchers at Columbia have found that key parts of the human brain network that give us the power to control and redirect our attention—a core cognitive ability—may be unique to humans.
- July 2, 2015
Dr. Daniel Salzman has spent more than a decade mapping the underlying brain mechanisms that guide emotional learning and behavior.
- July 2, 2015
Research from Eric Kandel’s lab has uncovered further evidence of a system in the brain that persistently maintains memories for long periods of time.
- April 30, 2015
Bats are masters of flight in the night sky, capable of steep nosedives and sharp turns that put our best aircraft to shame.
- February 24, 2015
Three successful movies from this year's Oscars featured strong medicine and science narratives.