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Scientists Identify Gene That First Slows, Then Accelerates, ALS in Mice

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

Representative confocal microscope image of the ventral horn of the spinal cord from an ALS mouse. Several microglial cells (green) infiltrate the spinal cord as ALS disease progresses. Single molecule FISH detected IRF7 (an interferon-inducible gene) RNA molecules (red) in microglia and other cells (Credit: Valeria Gerbino/Maniatis lab/Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute).

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Disease March 27, 2020

Scientists Identify Gene That First Slows, Then Accelerates, ALS in Mice

Columbia study underscores complexities of deadly neurodegenerative disease; offers promising strategies to target disease’s underlying genetic mechanisms.

Decision Making February 26, 2020

How Does the Brain Put Decisions into Context?

Columbia research combines mathematics and neuroscience; highlights surprising power of one brain area to simultaneously integrate vast amounts of information.

The Senses February 4, 2020

Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute Announces Three Artists-in-Residence

Year-long program embeds award-winning painter, jazz musician and author with scientists studying the mind, the brain and behavior.

The Senses January 2, 2020

Artist Sarah Sze on Working With Neuroscientists

Sarah Sze, a 2003 Macarthur Fellow and a professor in the visual arts program at the School of the Arts, spent 2019 as the Alan Kanzer Artist-in-Residence at the Zuckerman Institute.

Tools & Technology December 18, 2019

Curious Minds: How Can We See Living Nerve Cells in Action?

If you could see the brain at work in a living creature, imagine what you could discover about the biology’s most fundamental processes. For postdoctoral research scientist Wenze Li, PhD, and graduate student Rebecca Vaadia, this is not a dream, but reality.

Movement November 27, 2019

Why Do We Freeze When Startled? New Study in Flies Points to Serotonin

Columbia researchers uncover mechanism that produces the fly’s startle response, offers clues as to what may happen in our own bodies when we get startled.

The Senses November 18, 2019

Inside the Jazz Lab with Helen Sung, Jazz Artist-in-Residence

Award-winning pianist completes a year-long residency at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute with a debut of original compositions inspired by brain science.

Movement October 21, 2019

The Brain Science of Baseball

Neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert, PhD, is uncovering the connections between body and brain that make the physical feats of this sport possible.

Disease October 21, 2019

Rui Costa Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Academy recognizes Dr. Costa’s outstanding contributions to the brain science of movement and learning that has yielded insights into Parkinson’s disease, autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Tools & Technology September 27, 2019

High-Speed Microscope Illuminates Biology at the Speed of Life

New SCAPE 2.0 system can serve as a critical tool to advance science and medicine.

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