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

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

Representative confocal microscope image of the ventral horn of the spinal cord from an ALS mouse. Several microglial cells (green) infiltrate the spinal cord as ALS disease progresses. Single molecule FISH detected IRF7 (an interferon-inducible gene) RNA molecules (red) in microglia and other cells (Credit: Valeria Gerbino/Maniatis lab/Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute).

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Learning & Memory February 23, 2014

Researchers Pinpoint Brain Region Essential for Social Memory

Researchers have determined that a small region of the hippocampus is essential for social memory, the ability of an animal to recognize another of the same species.

Disease August 23, 2013

A Major Cause of Age-Related Memory Loss Identified

Study points to possible treatments and confirms distinction between memory loss due to aging and that of Alzheimer's.

News December 17, 2012

Mortimer B. Zuckerman Endows Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger announced Dec. 17 that Mortimer B. Zuckerman has pledged $200 million to endow a Mind Brain Behavior Institute to support interdisciplinary neuroscience research and discovery by scholars across the University.

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