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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.

Disease February 6, 2020

Toxic Protein, Linked to Alzheimer’s and Other Diseases, Exposed in New Detail

Columbia-led team harnesses two powerful technologies to identify promising targets for diagnosing and treating neurodegenerative diseases.

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 October 21, 2019

How the Brain Dials Up the Volume to Hear Someone in a Crowd

Columbia-led study offers new insight into organization of brain’s listening center; provides roadmap for development of hearing-aid technologies inspired by the brain

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.

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