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Disease April 29, 2020

Lab in the Time of Coronavirus Podcast: "Scientists, Mobilized"

How did a young Columbia researcher organize hundreds of scientists to combat coronavirus in a matter of days? Tune in to hear about Columbia Researchers Against COVID-19: a veritable army of volunteers tackling everything from cataloguing COVID samples for research studies to delivering scrubs to keep healthcare workers safe.

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.

Growth & Development April 20, 2020

Early Exposure to Cannabis Boosts Young Brains’ Sensitivity to Cocaine

Columbia-led research in rats uncovers unexpected interplay between the two drugs; sheds new light on the neurobiology of drug use in adolescence.

Evolution April 16, 2020

Finding the Brainy Genes That Make Us Human

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

The Senses April 15, 2020

How Does Sugar Drive Consumption?

Pioneering study points to promising avenues for minimizing sugar cravings and potentially reducing incidence of obesity and diabetes.

Disease April 14, 2020

Lab in the Time of Coronavirus Podcast: "Facing the Crisis"

Tune in to our new podcast. Follow a team young brain researchers who transformed a laboratory workspace into a factory, 3D printing face shield parts to keep healthcare workers safe.

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.

Disease March 27, 2020

Scientists Identify Gene That First Slows, Then Accelerates, ALS in Mice

Columbia study underscores complexities of deadly neurodegenerative disease; offers promising strategies to target disease’s underlying genetic mechanisms.

The Senses March 9, 2020

Curious Minds: How Do Flies See in Color?

New research from two young scientists shows how the brains of flies, like the brains of humans, create the mental illusion of color.

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