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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $1.5M to Columbia Scientists

From the lab of Tom Maniatis, PhD, Columbia's Zuckerman Institute

In green are motor neurons generated from embryonic stem cells. In blue are nuclei from other cell types. The superimposed graph is a topological representation of individual embryonic stem cells (blue) transitioning into motor neurons (green) (Credit: Ira Schieren/Columbia's Zuckerman Institute).

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Disease June 21, 2019

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $1.5M to Columbia Scientists

As part of Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's newly formed Seed Networks for the Human Cell Atlas, Columbia team will work to advance broad-scale efforts to treat spinal cord injury and disease.

The Senses June 6, 2019

The Power and Peculiarities of Sensing the World

At the 2019 World Science Festival, experts discussed the role that our five senses — smell, taste, sight, hearing and touch — play in helping us to navigate our surroundings.

The Senses May 30, 2019

The Mental Mathematics of Identifying and Manipulating Objects

An international team of researchers demonstrates that our brain need only perform a few lightning-fast statistical calculations to detect key properties of unknown objects.

Brain-Controlled Hearing Aid Automatically Identifies Who You Want to Hear

Columbia engineers develop new AI technology that amplifies correct speaker from a group; breakthrough could lead to better hearing aids.

News May 15, 2019

Mind Brain Behavior Symposium is a Meeting of Minds

Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute hosts gathering of leading neuroscientists from across the country

The Senses May 13, 2019

Room for Thought: Brain Region That Watches for Walls Identified

Advanced imaging technologies observe one brain area’s ability to rapidly sense our surroundings; lays groundwork for improvements to machine learning and robotics.

Decision Making April 16, 2019

How Our Brains Seek Out Information

Neuroscientist Jacqueline Gottlieb, PhD, and Economist Michael Woodford, PhD, are working to understand what motivates us to pay attention and invest in certain pieces of information.

Disease March 12, 2019

The Gene That Keeps PTSD-like Behavior at Bay in Female Mice

Columbia study highlights key role this gene plays in essential biological processes; offers promising new target for combating PTSD, a disorder that impacts women more than men.

The Senses March 7, 2019

High-Speed, 3D Microscope Captures Nerve Cells in Action

Columbia team harnesses powerful high-speed, 3D SCAPE microscope to uncover never-before-seen details of the fruit fly nervous system, demonstrating SCAPE’s broad potential to decipher the brain.

Learning & Memory February 19, 2019

An Unexpected Place for Learning, Memory in the Brain

Columbia research demonstrates that the brain’s primitive sensory region also participates in sophisticated learning.