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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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The Senses May 15, 2015

From The Tongue To The Brain

A Body of Research by Charles Zuker Explains 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.