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What the Discovery of an Elusive Protein Means for Science and Medicine

From the lab of Franck Polleux, PhD, Columbia's Zuckerman Institute

Reconstruction of mitochondrial-ER contact points in a cell (Credit: Yusuke Hirabayashi/Polleux Lab/Columbia's Zuckerman Institute).

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Evolution November 2, 2017

What the Discovery of an Elusive Protein Means for Science and Medicine

Columbia-led research solves decade-long scientific mystery; lays groundwork for entirely new investigations into cell biology and disease

Movement October 20, 2017

BRAIN Initiative Awards $25.1M to Zuckerman Institute Scientists

Series of awards unites experts from different fields and universities; bolsters innovative, team approach to deciphering the complexities of the brain.

Tools & Technology June 16, 2017

Building the Tools to Revolutionize Brain Research

At the 2017 World Science Festival, scientists shared their insights into how technology is advancing what we can uncover about the brain — and how that knowledge stands to improve health and society

Tools & Technology December 12, 2016

Patterns Revealed in the Brain at Rest

Findings offer insight into long-standing scientific question; reinforce use of fMRI for studies of brain activity.

Tools & Technology November 8, 2016

Real-Time 3D Imaging of Living Brains

Leica Microsystems to develop SCAPE microscopy.

Learning & Memory July 7, 2016

Imaging Study in Mice Sheds Light on How the Brain Draws a Map

Scientists track brain-cell activity of mice in real time, gain insight into how the brain stores and organizes information

Tools & Technology June 21, 2016

How are Adult and Newborn Mouse Brains Different?

Findings reveal mismatch between neuronal activity and blood flow in the brains of newborn mice, shedding new light on how the growing brain feeds itself

Movement May 27, 2016

Tracing the Steps that Guide Movement

For Richard Mann, answers to some of biology’s biggest puzzles, such as how our brains direct our muscles to move, can be found in the tiniest of places.

Computation March 22, 2016

Teasing Signals from the Brain

Statistician John Cunningham examines how the complex communication between motor neurons gives rise to the elegant simplicity of our movements.

Tools & Technology March 15, 2016

Building the Tools to Reveal the Invisible

How a ‘hack’ to a high-powered microscope — and an innovative statistical technique — stands to change what we see when we peer inside the brain.