March 12, 2019

Scientists Identify Gene That Keeps PTSD-like Behavior at Bay in Female Mice

A new Columbia study highlights the key role this gene plays in essential biological processes and offers a promising new target for combating PTSD, a disorder that impacts women more than men.
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March 7, 2019

High-speed, 3D SCAPE Microscope Captures Stunning, Live Videos of Fruit Fly Nerve Cells in Action

A Columbia team harnesses powerful technology to uncover never-before-seen details of the nervous system, demonstrating SCAPE’s broad potential to decipher the brain.
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February 19, 2019

New Study in Mice Reveals Unexpected Place for Learning, Memory in the Brain

Research led by Randy Bruno, a principal investigator at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute, demonstrates that the brain’s primitive sensory region also participates in sophisticated learning.
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February 11, 2019

Elizabeth Hillman’s Magic Microscopes: Seeing Inside the Brain

Hillman, a biomedical engineer at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute, is inventing new kinds of microscopes that create 3D movies of life in action. Her microscopes are helping researchers see the brain in a whole new light.
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January 31, 2019

Pinpointing the Cells That Control the Brain’s Memory Flow

The Columbia-led discovery in mice aids efforts to map the circuitry of the brain’s learning center and stands to inform studies of psychiatric disorders in which this circuitry goes awry.
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