April 16, 2020

Finding the Brainy Genes That Make Us Human

Armed with advanced genetics, stem-cell technology and neuroscience, these two scientists are mapping the genetic factors that make the human brain unique.
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April 15, 2020

How Advancing Glioma Cells Scramble Brain Function, Blood Flow

The findings provide new insight into the link between seizures and tumor progression and can help develop improved diagnostics and treatments for a deadly form of brain cancer.
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April 9, 2020

Making Sense of Scents: 3D Videos Reveal How the Nose Detects Odor Combinations

A Columbia study in mice shows how special cells in the nose help the brain to distinguish between the world’s near-infinite combinations of scents.
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March 27, 2020

A Double-edged Sword: Scientists Identify Gene That Initially Slows, Then Later Accelerates, Disease Progression of ALS in Mice

The Columbia study underscores the complexities of deadly neurodegenerative disease and offers promising strategies to target disease’s underlying genetic mechanisms.
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March 23, 2020

Data for Good: Rafael Yuste on the Ethical Development of Neurotechnology

Columbia professor of biological sciences and Data Science Institute member Rafael Yuste founded the NeuroRights Initiative, which advocates for the responsible and ethical development of neurotechnology.
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