February 12, 2020

Curious Minds: How Do We Taste Sour?

Postdoctoral Research Scientist Jin Zhang recently revealed the cells that make sour taste possible and showed that these cells are distinct from those involved in sweet, bitter, salty, and umami tastes.
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February 6, 2020

Toxic Protein, Linked to Alzheimer’s and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases, Exposed in New Detail

A Columbia-led team harnessed two powerful technologies to identify promising targets for diagnosing and treating neurodegenerative diseases.
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February 4, 2020

Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute Announces Three Artists-in-Residence

A trio of pioneers in the fields of visual arts, jazz and literature will spend a year collaborating with scientists at the Institute in an endeavor that immerses artists in the cutting-edge field of neuroscience. 
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January 29, 2020

Sex Pheromone Named for Jane Austen Character Alters Brain in Mouse Courtship

The new Columbia-led study in mice maps the brain circuitry that enables a single pheromone to drive both innate and learned sexual behaviors.
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January 9, 2020

How Do Fruit Flies See in Color? Columbia Study Uncovers Human-like Brain Circuit at Work

Columbia scientists have identified a brain circuit that drives fruit flies’ ability to see in color — and found that it bears a striking resemblance to the circuitry behind our own capacity for color vision.
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