April 5, 2018
Researchers have developed a computational tool that shines a light on the genome’s most hard-to-translate segments. It may help scientists understand how DNA guides everything from growth and development to aging and disease.
March 16, 2018
Columbia researchers have identified the nerve cells that initiate a fly’s escape response. Their results provide a window into a survival mechanism so important that it has persisted across evolutionary time, and today exists in virtually all animals.
March 1, 2018
In a scientific first, researchers have observed in mice how the brain learns to repeat patterns of neural activity that elicit the all-important feel-good sensation. Until today, the brain mechanisms that guide this type of learning had not been measured directly.