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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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Disease October 21, 2019

Rui Costa Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Academy recognizes Dr. Costa’s outstanding contributions to the brain science of movement and learning that has yielded insights into Parkinson’s disease, autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Decision Making October 14, 2019

Curious Minds: How Do We Make Everyday Decisions?

Hot coffee or cold brew? Pizza or pasta for dinner? These are the decisions that guide our every day lives. What computations do our brains make when weighing these choices?

Disease October 9, 2019

Columbia Scientists Reverse Core Symptom of Schizophrenia in Adult Mice

Findings reveal potential new strategy for treating people diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Tools & Technology September 27, 2019

High-Speed Microscope Illuminates Biology at the Speed of Life

New SCAPE 2.0 system can serve as a critical tool to advance science and medicine.

Tools & Technology September 18, 2019

Anthony Fitzpatrick Receives $2.84M to Decipher Origins of Brain Disorders

Funding will support combined use of recent Nobel Prize-winning technology with a powerful new imaging method; lays groundwork for detecting, treating underlying causes of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Lewy body dementia

Growth & Development August 29, 2019

A Biological ‘Rosetta Stone’ to Decipher How the Body is Built

International study reveals promising method for decoding the underlying genetic mechanisms that guide growth and development.

Learning & Memory August 15, 2019

Pinpointing How Cells Regulate Long-lasting Memories

Columbia research in mouse neurons reveals new insights into the biology of memory; offers promising new areas of focus to combat neurodegenerative diseases.

Learning & Memory August 12, 2019

How Young Songbirds Change Their Tune

Columbia study demonstrates unmatched flexibility of the growing brain; offers insight into children’s remarkable ability to learn language

Disease June 21, 2019

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $1.5M to Columbia Scientists

As part of Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's newly formed Seed Networks for the Human Cell Atlas, Columbia team will work to advance broad-scale efforts to treat spinal cord injury and disease.

The Senses June 6, 2019

The Power and Peculiarities of Sensing the World

At the 2019 World Science Festival, experts discussed the role that our five senses — smell, taste, sight, hearing and touch — play in helping us to navigate our surroundings.

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