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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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Disease October 12, 2015

Anorexia Nervosa Linked to Brain Activity Differences

Findings open up new avenues for future treatment.

The Senses October 1, 2015

Studying Smell to Understand the Brain

At the Zuckerman Institute, Stavros Lomvardas is exploring how people make sense of the millions of scents they encounter every day.

The Senses September 8, 2015

The Signals that Guide Our Sense of Taste

Neuroscientist Charles Zuker explores why we love the sweet, despise the bitter, and how we know when we’re thirsty.

Evolution July 13, 2015

Brain Network that Controls, Redirects Attention Identified

Human-specific network may have evolved to strengthen social communication.

The Senses May 15, 2015

From The Tongue To The Brain

A body of research by Charles Zuker xxplains how we distinguish bitter from sweet, salty from sour — and why we should care.

Movement April 30, 2014

Studies Identify Spinal Cord Neurons that Control Skilled Limb Movement

Researchers have identified two types of neurons that enable the spinal cord to control skilled forelimb movement. The findings are important steps toward understanding normal human motor function and potentially treating movement disorders that arise from injury or disease.

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.