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In a fruit fly larva’s body wall, sensory cells detect gentle touch (green) and noxious stimuli (magenta) (credit: Samantha Galindo / Grueber lab / Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute)

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News March 29, 2023

Meet Valeria Fascianelli

How did a physicist decide to study the brain over lunch? Meet Valeria Fascianelli, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience.

The Senses March 15, 2023

Mental Landscapes: Magnificent Wiring

The process by which neurons connect into functioning brains, even in fruit flies, is an epic exercise of developmental minutiae that could not matter more

News March 13, 2023

Meet Anastasia Zavitsanou

How did a student studying cancer switch to brain research? Meet Anastasia Zavitsanou, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Abdus-Saboor Lab.

Disease February 6, 2023

New View of Key Protein Found In Kidney and Brain Opens Avenues to Treating Diseases

Revelation of protein’s structural nuances point toward novel pharmaceutical approaches to chronic kidney disease, Alzheimer’s and other illnesses

Learning & Memory January 25, 2023

Scientists Use Card Game to Probe Role of Memory–and Uncertainty–in Decision-Making

When making decisions, we rely on different kinds of memory. How does the brain decide which to use? New research suggests it depends on uncertainty.

The Senses January 23, 2023

Origins of Pleasurable Touch Traced from Skin to Brain in Mice

Researchers uncover neuronal circuitry tuned to rewarding forms of social touch, opening leads for harnessing touch as a treatment of social and emotional disorders

News January 12, 2023

Meet Andre Toussaint

Why is a behavioral neuroscientist studying genes to understand pain and addiction? Meet Andre Toussaint, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Abdus-Saboor Lab

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