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A tight vertical sequence of microscope images traces the 3D organization of a MoNNet's spheroid components and the neural fibers that connect them. (Credit: Gogos Lab | Columbia's Zuckerman Institute)

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Disease August 8, 2022

Emulating Schizophrenia in a Dish

A chance observation spawns a versatile new strategy for taking on some of humanity’s most vexing psychiatric disorders.

Disease March 4, 2022

Columbia Study Suggests Possible Common Thread Between Many Neurodegenerative Diseases

Discovery reveals that a protein normally involved in clearing cells of molecular debris can clump into fibrils, potentially hobbling cells.

Disease February 16, 2022

Opioid’s Impact on the Brain Felt Across Generations, Study in Rats Suggests

New method for assessing pain and pain relief uncovers a neurological legacy of drug use, passed down genetically to male offspring.

Disease February 2, 2022

Smell Loss with COVID-19 Begins in the Nuclear Hearts of the Nose’s Sensory Cells

Research collaboration teases out cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie one of pandemic’s signature symptoms, with implications for other health conditions.

Disease January 12, 2022

Meet Phalaen Chang

How did being an Emergency Research Technician inspire a teen to study pain? Meet Phalaen Chang, undergraduate research assistant in the Abdus-Saboor Lab.

Disease December 28, 2021

Brain Region’s Vulnerability to Alzheimer’s Tied to Recycling Problems Inside Cells

Columbia research seven years in the making highlights potential therapeutic target for neurodegenerative disease

Disease October 26, 2021

Columbia Scientists and Team of Experts Awarded $9M to Investigate Early Parkinson's

Exploring the first stages of Parkinson's may lead to earlier diagnoses, therapies.

Disease May 24, 2021

Investigating Chemotherapy's Side Effects

Fruit flies reveal potential treatment for numbness and tingling in the extremities.

Disease May 11, 2021

Lab in the Time of Coronavirus Podcast: "One Year In"

Meet the leaders who shepherded science through a challenging year

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