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A new BRAIN Initiative atlas showcases the diverse cell populations within the human hypothalamus, paving the way to discovering novel cellular targets for obesity and metabolic disease
As part of a new NIH consortium, scientists will trace how regions targeted by deep brain stimulation connect with the rest of the brain, information that could improve the treatment's efficacy.
The Afternoon of Science series at VP&S offers an opportunity for basic science departments and institutes to share their latest research and vision for the future.
- February 8, 2018
Neurons mature and acquire their firing properties with the help of Rbfox genes, a family of genes linked to autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
- February 7, 2018
New research from Columbia neuroscientists shows how a small part of the brain single-handedly steadies the body if it is thrown off balance.
- January 11, 2018
By classifying different types of cells in the spinal cord, neuroscientists have gained new insight into an evolutionary achievement millions of years in the making.
- November 6, 2017
Bianca Jones Marlin, a postdoc in the lab of Nobelist Richard Axel, was given the STAT 2017 Wunderkinds Award.
- November 2, 2017
Using powerful new imaging technology, Columbia scientists peered into a 30 nanometer-wide space between two cell organelles to find an elusive tethering protein.
- October 20, 2017
Columbia scientists received a $15.3 million BRAIN Initiative award to decipher how the brain guides movement, one of neuroscience’s most fundamental questions.
- 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.