Scientists at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons present the most definitive evidence to date that the human brain makes new neurons throughout life.
Neurons mature and acquire their firing properties with the help of Rbfox genes, a family of genes linked to autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
New research from Columbia neuroscientists shows how a small part of the brain single-handedly steadies the body if it is thrown off balance.
By classifying different types of cells in the spinal cord, neuroscientists have gained new insight into an evolutionary achievement millions of years in the making.
Late Night Science, a science outreach program run by grad students and postdocs at CUMC, brings in visitors from Washington Heights and beyond.
Bianca Jones Marlin, a postdoc in the lab of Nobelist Richard Axel, was given the STAT 2017 Wunderkinds Award.