Hurricane Sandy Two Years Later: Five Questions with Adam Sobel

Atmospheric scientist Adam Sobel is author of the new book Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future. A native New Yorker, Sobel was at the center of the historic 2012 storm in more ways than one. As an expert in extreme weather and its relation to climate, he began explaining to media and the public what might be brewing before the even storm even storm hit the New York metropolitan area


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Mere Expectation of Treatment Can Improve Brain Activity in Parkinson’s Disease Patients

Researchers at Columbia University and the University of Colorado at Boulder have found that expectations can drive changes in the brain, highlighting an important link between psychology and medicine. It is a finding that could improve the quality of life and presence of symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease and change how clinical trials operate.


Columbia Establishes NeuroTechnology Center, Latest Step in Commitment to Interdisciplinary Neuroscience

Columbia University today announced the establishment of an interdisciplinary NeuroTechnology Center with a mission to develop advanced optical, electrical and computational technologies for the study of complex neurobiological systems.