A cellular defense against protein aggregates suppresses ALS in early stages but later hastens spread of the disease, a study in mice suggests.
Certain women with preeclampsia are more likely to have a pregnancy-related stroke, finds a new study led by Columbia neurologists.
Neurosurgeon Sameer Sheth uses deep brain stimulation to treat depression in patients who have not been helped with other therapies.
Spinal muscular atrophy is partly due to defects in the sensory neuron synapses that activate motor neurons. Symptoms may be reduced by improving synapse function.
Columbia neurologist Melodie Winawer talks about her debut novel, "The Scribe of Siena," and the parallels between science and writing historical fiction.
Columbia scientists observed how molecules that regulate chemical signaling in the brain interact with the AMPA receptor, governing brain function.