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Tools & Technology January 15, 2021

Scientists Paint Multicolor Atlas of Worm Nerve Cells

A new technique developed by Columbia researchers helps tease out the dynamics of neural networks in the nervous system of microscopic worms

Tools & Technology July 21, 2020

Lab in the Time of Coronavirus Podcast: "Digital Defense"

PhD students share stories about defending their theses during the pandemic.

Lab in the Time of Coronavirus Podcast: "Masks Come Clean"

Researchers put to the test procedures for cleaning N95 face masks at home, using common appliances that generate heat.

Computation June 9, 2020

Revealing the Key to the Brain’s Unrivaled Computing Power

A Q&A with Stefano Fusi, René Hen, Mazen Kheirbek and Fabio Stefanini.

Tools & Technology April 21, 2020

Lab in the Time of Coronavirus Podcast: "Virus Blocker"

Follow a team developing a COVID-proof shield: a device that could cleanse infected air and protect doctors from infections even after the pandemic ends.

Evolution April 16, 2020

Finding the Brainy Genes That Make Us Human

A Q&A with Franck Polleux, PhD, and James Noonan, PhD.

Disease April 14, 2020

How Advancing Glioma Cells Scramble Brain Function, Blood Flow

Findings in mice provide new insight into the link between seizures and tumor progression; can help develop improved diagnostics and treatments for deadly form of brain cancer.

The Senses April 9, 2020

3D Videos Reveal How the Nose Detects Odor Combinations

Columbia study in mice shows how special cells in nose help the brain to distinguish between world’s near-infinite combinations of scents.

March 3, 2020

International Women's Day: Elizabeth Hillman's Magic Microscopes

This International Women's Day, meet Biomedical Engineer Elizabeth Hillman. She is inventing new kinds of microscopes that create 3D movies of life in action.

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