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Cortical pyramidal neurons in culture imaged once a day for six consecutive days. Compared to the control neuron (left), a Wnk1-deleted neuron (right) has sparse branching and an axon that disintegrates over time. (Credit: Daniel Virga / Polleux lab / Columbia's Zuckerman Institute)

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Computation June 7, 2021

New Professorship Awarded to Kenneth Miller

Miller has spent his career providing new insights into vision and the fundamental functions of the brain using tools from physics and mathematics.

News June 3, 2021

Collaboration is Essential for Answering Big Questions of the Brain, Leaders and Funders Advise

Joint symposium between Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute and Mount Sinai’s Friedman Brain Institute highlights the importance of building partnerships in neuroscience.

Disease May 24, 2021

Investigating Chemotherapy's Side Effects

Fruit flies reveal potential treatment for numbness and tingling in the extremities.

Learning & Memory May 20, 2021

Neuroscientist Vikram Gadagkar Named Searle Scholar

Research on the female zebra finch promises new insights into how we judge the actions of others.

Decision Making May 11, 2021

Why Do Thoughts Take So Much Time?

New experiments probe how we make decisions

Disease May 11, 2021

Lab in the Time of Coronavirus Podcast: "One Year In"

Meet the leaders who shepherded science through a challenging year

Disease April 13, 2021

New Strategy for Protecting Against Damaging Chemotherapy Side Effect Revealed in Study of Fruit Flies and Mouse Cells

Findings point to promising new direction for preventing debilitating pain caused by chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

Movement April 5, 2021

New Blueprint of Brain Connections Reveals Extensive Reach of Central Regulator

Map of basal ganglia connectivity uncovers key links with implications for range of disorders

Disease March 3, 2021

Three Zuckerman Institute Investigators Receive Inaugural Herbert and Florence Irving Professorships

Their work promises to advance cancer research, by building bridges with neuroscience and cellular development.

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