November 17, 2017

Neuroscientist-Graphic Novelist Leads Readers on Journey through Brain’s Five Senses

A neuroscientist and cartoonist, Matteo Farinella is a postdoctoral researcher in Columbia's Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program; he recently published his second graphic novel, The Senses.
November 12, 2017

Experts Call for Ethics Rules to Protect Privacy, Free Will as Brain Implants and AI Merge

In a new essay in Nature, Columbia neuroscientist Rafael Yuste joins more than two dozen researchers in calling for ethical guidelines to cover the evolving use of computer hardware and software to enhance or restore human capabilities.
November 8, 2017

For Zika Virus, Infecting Brains Isn’t A New Trick

New Zika research from Columbia University suggests that high rates of microcephaly in Brazil were not caused by new mutations in the virus, as previously believed.
November 6, 2017

‘Wunderkind’ Bianca Marlin Probes the Biology of Parenting

Bianca Jones Marlin, Ph.D., is among the first of a group of early-career North American scientists to receive a STAT Wunderkinds award, which recognizes the brightest young minds in life science.
November 2, 2017

Columbia Scientists Find Long-Elusive Protein; Discovery Will Enable New Investigations into Cell Biology and Disease

Research led by the Zuckerman's Institute's Franck Polleux stands to usher in a new era of discovery — where the smallest parts of a cell can be used to tease apart biology’s largest questions.