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

From the lab of Eric R. Kandel, MD, Columbia's Zuckerman Institute

The hippocampus of a female mouse that has been genetically engineered to overproduce TIA1 protein (Credit: Joseph Rayman/Kandel lab/Columbia's Zuckerman Institute).

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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.

Tools & Technology February 11, 2019

Seeing Inside the Brain

On this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we hope that girls around the world will be inspired by the work of Elizabeth Hillman, PhD, and carve their own paths into science and engineering.

Learning & Memory January 31, 2019

Pinpointing the Cells That Control the Brain’s Memory Flow

Columbia-led discovery in mice aids efforts to map the circuitry of the brain’s learning center; stands to inform studies of psychiatric disorders in which this circuitry goes awry.

Computation January 29, 2019

Columbia Engineers Translate Brain Signals into Speech

Advance marks critical step toward brain-computer interfaces that hold immense promise for those with limited or no ability to speak.

The Senses January 9, 2019

Genes on the Move Help Nose Make Sense of Scents

Armed with advanced genomic tools, Columbia scientists have uncovered an ingenious mechanism that underlies the brain’s ability to distinguish different smells.

The Senses December 30, 2018

A New Party Trick: A Hearing Aid That Reads Minds

Nima Mesgarani, PhD, is studying how your brain picks out individual voices from a crowd — and using this knowledge to build a better hearing aid that reads your mind.

Learning & Memory December 10, 2018

Unlocking the Memories Inside Our Minds

By investigating the phenomenal memory of chickadees, Dmitriy Aronov, PhD, brings a fresh approach to studying how our own brains remember. Now he’s being recognized as one of the nation’s top early-career scientists.

Learning & Memory December 5, 2018

How the Brain Distinguishes Friend from Foe

Columbia study in mice reveals importance of memory in driving key social behavior; offers insight into psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.