Neuronal branches become tangled in mice lacking Pcdh genes, leading to signs of depression or sensory deficits when specific genes are absent, studies find.
When making simple decisions, our brain uses the same method Alan Turing used to break Germany’s Enigma code during World War II.
Neurons that trigger our sense of thirst—and neurons that turn it off—have been identified by Columbia University Medical Center neuroscientists.
Researchers worldwide rely on the New York Brain Bank’s extensive collection of dissected and catalogued brain tissue for their work in neurodegenerative diseases.
Articles about hair regeneration, cocoa and memory, and flu forecasting are among the most-viewed research stories on CUMC websites.
Several CUMC researchers received grants from the NIH's new BRAIN Initiative, a 12-year research program launched last year by President Obama.