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Could the Body’s Own Defense Against ALS Actually Drive Disease Progression?

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

Differences in disease progression in spinal interneurons, a type of nerve cell that generally succumbs to ALS in later stages of disease. Left: Normal ALS models, showing protein aggregation (red/green) in spinal interneurons. Right: autophagy-suppressed ALS models, showing virtually no aggregation (Credit: Tom Maniatis/Columbia's Zuckerman Institute).

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Disease April 27, 2017

Can Tangled-Up Neurons Lead to Depression-Like Behavior?

Twin papers lend clues into how the brain organizes itself, offering new avenues for studying psychiatric disorders.

Decision Making April 7, 2017

Curious Cells: How the Brain Makes Up Its Mind

A Q&A with Jacqueline Gottlieb, PhD

Movement February 23, 2017

Mastering New Movements

In his research, Rui Costa asks: How does the brain discover and refine new behaviors?

Evolution February 9, 2017

Pinpointing the Genes Behind Fine Motor Skills

Researchers have found a genetic signature located exclusively in the nerve cells that supply, or innervate, the muscles of an organism’s outermost extremities: the hands and feet.

The Senses January 26, 2017

Jeff Koons First Artist-in-Residence at Zuckerman Institute

Though artists and scientists may sometimes speak different languages, there is much they can learn from each other.

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.

Learning & Memory November 30, 2016

How Birds Learn to Sing — and What This Reveals About Human Communication

Why is the young brain so good at learning language?

Movement November 17, 2016

Thomas M. Jessell Wins Top Prize from the Society for Neuroscience

The Society for Neuroscience honored Thomas M. Jessell, PhD, with its highest award, reserved for scientists whose outstanding research has advanced the entire field.

Tools & Technology November 8, 2016

Real-Time 3D Imaging of Living Brains

Leica Microsystems to develop SCAPE microscopy.

News October 13, 2016

Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute Teams up with BioBus

New partnership aimed at bringing new educational opportunities to schools and community centers across upper Manhattan and the Bronx.