Columbia scientists have identified the brain’s ‘aha!’ moment — that flash in time when you suddenly become aware of information, such as knowing the answer to a difficult question.
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Columbia University Medical Center researchers have captured the first three-dimensional snapshots of the AMPA-subtype glutamate receptor in action. The receptor, which regulates most electrical signaling in the brain, is involved in several important brain activities, including memory and learning.
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New research by Zuckerman Institute co-director Thomas M. Jessell, Ph.D., and his lab offers fresh insight into how the brain tells the body to move, from simple behaviors like walking, to trained movements that may take years to master.
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Peter de Menocal, Dean of Science for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University, today announced Columbia Science Commits, an initiative devoted to solving some of the greatest scientific challenges facing the world today.
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Columbia University researchers have developed a tool that is likely to revolutionize the way we detect and treat pathogens in everything from human health to agriculture to water.
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A warming climate is not just melting the Arctic's sea ice; it is increasing the odds that ice-rafted pollution will foul a neighboring country's waters, says a new study by Stephanie Pfirman and Robert Newton, researchers at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
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A wide range of people gathered at Columbia University recently for the first conference on a burgeoning approach to science in space: conducting that research in collaboration with the private space industry.
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