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Zuckerman Institute in the News

Columbia's Zuckerman Institute is regularly featured in influential news outlets around the world. We invite you to browse a selection of recent news coverage below.

Above: Zuckerman Institute Principal Investigator Rudy Behnia, PhD, being interviewed on camera.

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Disease October 21, 2021

Ishmail Abdus-Saboor interviewed on Neuron

Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, PhD, talks about the importance of collaboration, humanity and diversity in science.

Disease March 2, 2020

Tau Shows Promise as Achilles’ Heel for Alzheimer’s and Similar Diseases

New research by Anthony Fitzpatrick, PhD, and others shows that tau, once seen as a secondary player, has now taken a leading role in combating neurodegenerative illnesses.

Disease October 10, 2019

Schizophrenia Memory Deficits Reversed in Adult Mice

An international research team headed by Joseph Gogos, MD, PhD, and Stavros Lomvardas, PhD, restored normal working memory in a mouse model of schizophrenia.

Learning & Memory March 12, 2019

Do Genes Dictate How Mice Cope With Trauma?

A gene that affects how mice encode fear memories could inform the study of PTSD in humans, according to a study led by Eric Kandel, MD.

Learning & Memory January 31, 2019

The Brain's GPS System Holds Clues To Schizophrenia And A Unifying Theory Of Mind

A study led by Attila Losonczy, MD, PhD, shows how a type of brain cell affects navigation through our physical world as well as through our memories.

Disease October 23, 2018

Bone Hormone Released During Exercise May Lead to New Memory-loss Drug

A new study led by Eric Kandel, MD, has identified a protein that could form the basis of a treatment for age-related memory loss.

Disease October 3, 2018

The Heroes of Science Who Are Unlocking the Brain

Anthony Fitzpatrick, PhD, is among those turning the corner in the effort to understand, heal and improve the human brain.

Disease September 17, 2018

The Surprising Key To Spontaneous Recovery After Severe Brain Damage, New Rodent Study

Neuroscientists have discovered unexpected resilience in the brain.

Disease September 17, 2018

Activity – Not Rest – Speeds Recovery After Brain Injury in Mice

Research led by Randy Bruno, PhD, suggests that challenging the brain early after damage can speed up healing.

Disease July 27, 2018

New Uses for Old Medications

Joseph Gogos, MD, PhD, writes that even drugs whose development was stalled or canceled might show promise for illnesses they were never meant to treat.