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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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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

The Senses September 6, 2016

Columbia’s Carol Mason Wins Vision Award for Studies of How Visual Circuits Develop

Prize recognizes decades of work that explores how the eyes connect to the brain and lays the groundwork for new ways to treat vision damage.

The Senses July 25, 2016

Seeing with Both Sides of the Brain

In her research, Carol Mason asks: How do nerve cells in the eye know where to go in the brain?