Columbia University researchers have developed a personalized algorithm that predicts the impact of particular foods on an individual’s blood sugar levels. The first-of-its-kind tool may make meal planning simpler for type 2 diabetes patients.
Tangled Up and Blue: Neurons’ Faulty Wiring Leads to Serotonin Imbalance, Depression-Like Behavior in Mice
Columbia scientists have identified a gene that allows neurons that release serotonin — a neurotransmitter that regulates mood and emotions — to evenly spread their branches throughout the brain. Without this gene, these neuronal branches become entangled, leading to haphazard distribution of serotonin, and signs of depression in mice.