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What the Discovery of an Elusive Protein Means for Science and Medicine

From the lab of Franck Polleux, PhD, Columbia's Zuckerman Institute

Reconstruction of mitochondrial-ER contact points in a cell (Credit: Yusuke Hirabayashi/Polleux Lab/Columbia's Zuckerman Institute).

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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.

News October 11, 2016

Community Wellness Center to Open at Manhattanville

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger today announced that two Columbia University Medical Center doctors will lead a new community Wellness Center.

Learning & Memory October 5, 2016

Brain Study Reveals How Teens Learn Differently Than Adults

Columbia-led research finds adolescents’ ability to remember is closely linked to reward-learning behavior.

Computation October 3, 2016

How the Brain Makes New Memories While Preserving the Old

Advance helps to resolve this long-standing scientific question; offers framework to guide future studies of memory.

The Senses September 22, 2016

Columbia Neuroscientist Wins Support of Leading Science Institute

Stavros Lomvardas, an expert on olfaction, our sense of smell, earns funding and recognition from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Evolution September 19, 2016

This Gene May Underpin Our Brain’s Extraordinary Abilities

Scientists at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute have shed light on how a single change to our genome had a significant impact on the evolution of the human brain