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Could the Body’s Own Defense Against ALS Actually Drive Disease Progression?

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

Differences in disease progression in spinal interneurons, a type of nerve cell that generally succumbs to ALS in later stages of disease. Left: Normal ALS models, showing protein aggregation (red/green) in spinal interneurons. Right: autophagy-suppressed ALS models, showing virtually no aggregation (Credit: Tom Maniatis/Columbia's Zuckerman Institute).

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Decision Making July 27, 2017

Scientists Witness the Brain’s ‘Aha!’ Moment

Study lends insight into one of neuroscience’s greatest puzzles: how the brain transforms unconscious information into conscious thought.

Decision Making April 7, 2017

Curious Cells: How the Brain Makes Up Its Mind

A Q&A with Jacqueline Gottlieb, PhD

Decision Making June 10, 2016

Philosophers, Brain and Mind Scientists Discuss Search for the Self

The World Science Festival concluded by addressing one of the hardest questions in science: How do our brains give rise to our sense of self?

Decision Making May 3, 2016

Finding the Beats in our Brains

What happens in the brain of a jazz musician when he or she plays a tune — and what happens in the brains of audience members when they hear it.

Learning & Memory March 8, 2016

Randy Bruno Investigates How the Brain is Wired

Randy Bruno recently made a discovery that turned the field of neuroscience on its head.

Decision Making February 23, 2016

What the Film Inside Out Can Teach Us About the Brain, the Mind and Ourselves

A Conversation with two Columbia scientists who consulted on the Oscar-nominated film.

Learning & Memory November 23, 2015

Scientists at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute Selected as AAAS Fellows

Two Zuckerman Institute Principal Investigators are among five Columbia University faculty named as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Disease October 12, 2015

Anorexia Nervosa Linked to Brain Activity Differences

Findings open up new avenues for future treatment.

Evolution July 13, 2015

Brain Network that Controls, Redirects Attention Identified

Human-specific network may have evolved to strengthen social communication.