Neurosurgeon Sameer Sheth uses deep brain stimulation to treat depression in patients who have not been helped with other therapies.
In a case demonstrating the promise of precision medicine, a 20-month-old girl suffering from a rare neurodegenerative disease was diagnosed by exome sequencing and successfully treated.
Wendy Chung is part of a team that found commonalities in neuronal behavior between spinal muscular atrophy and ALS.
Funding from the ALS Association and the Tow Foundation will be used by the New York Genome Center to determine the entire genetic sequence of people with ALS who donated their tissues after death.
Columbia will award the 2015 Horwitz Prize to S. Lawrence Zipursky, for discovering a molecular identification system that helps neurons to wire the brain.
Researchers have discovered why long-term use of levodopa treatment commonly leads to a side effect that can be as debilitating as Parkinson’s disease itself.