Navigation Links
Columbia's 2013 Horwitz Prize awarded for discoveries that could lead to new Alzheimer's treatments
Date:12/5/2013

NEW YORK, NY (December 5, 2013) For discoveries about how the brain calculates and remembers where it iswhich could be part of the foundation of memoryColumbia University will award the 2013 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize to Edvard I. Moser, PhD, and May-Britt Moser, PhD, of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Norway, and John Michael O'Keefe, PhD, of University College London in the UK. Their work, conducted in animal models, may lead to new treatments for Alzheimer's and other neurological disorders that affect the brain's spatial capabilities.

Established in 1967, the Horwitz Prize is Columbia University's top honor for achievement in biology and biochemistry research.

"We are pleased to award our 2013 Horwitz Prize to Drs. Edvard Moser, May-Britt Moser, and John O'Keefe for the significant advancements they have made to the field of neuroscience," said Lee Goldman, MD, dean of the faculties of health sciences and medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and executive vice president for health and biomedical sciences at Columbia University.

"John O'Keefe's finding that part of the brain functions as a cognitive map was an important early milestone in the development of cognitive neuroscience, and the theoretical model of how the brain calculates its locationrefined by Edvard and May-Britt Moseris today a critical component of the study of hippocampal function," said Gerard Karsenty, MD, PhD, chair of the Horwitz Prize Committee and of the Department of Genetics and Development at Columbia University Medical Center.

"How the brain records and recalls its trajectory through space is fundamental to understanding spatial memory," said Nobel laureate Eric R. Kandel, MD, who is University Professor & the Kavli Professor of Brain Science, co-director of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, and director of the Kavli Institute for Brain Science, at Columbia University, and senior investi
'/>"/>

Contact: Elizabeth Streich
eas2125@cumc.columbia.edu
212-305-3689
Columbia University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. Brandeis scientists win prestigious prize for circadian rhythms research
2. Stanford and MIT scientists win Perl-UNC Neuroscience prize
3. March of Dimes awards $250,000 prize to 2 scientists who pioneered advances in skin disorders
4. The Brain Prize 2012 is presented May 9th
5. UCSF pair win Gruber Foundation Neuroscience prize
6. Mason environmentalist awarded Blue Planet Prize for lifetime achievement in conservation
7. Reaxys announces winners of the 2012 Reaxys Ph.D. Prize
8. $500,000 Gruber Foundation Genetics Prize goes to Philadelphia scientist
9. Dr. Douglas Wallace to receive Gruber Foundation 2012 Genetics Prize
10. University of Tennessee professor wins worlds top prize for ecology, environmental science
11. World Food Prize winner among speakers at agronomy, crop and soil science societies meetings
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Columbia's 2013 Horwitz Prize awarded for discoveries that could lead to new Alzheimer's treatments
(Date:8/20/2014)... years, Virginia Tech,s Wu Feng has built upon a ... "Computing in the Cloud" program, and synergistically complemented it ... from the Air Force on "big computing" for mini-drones ... National Institutes of Health on "big data" for the ... computing" aspects from each grant, he was able to ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... DENVER (August 20, 2014) Women who are poor ... to infants with elevated levels of the stress hormone, ... later in life, according to a new research from ... online recently in the American Journal of Human ... infants and relate it directly to the socioeconomic status ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... grows to about 4,000 members, it triggers an important ... a special type of comb used for rearing male ... Department of Neurobiology and Behaviour at Cornell University, led ... of honeybee colonies. The results are published in Springer,s ... , Reproduction isn,t always a honeybee colony,s top ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):The internet was delivered to the masses; parallel computing is not far behind 2The internet was delivered to the masses; parallel computing is not far behind 3The internet was delivered to the masses; parallel computing is not far behind 4CU Denver researcher shows economic disparities impact infant health 2Worker bees 'know' when to invest in their reproductive future 2
... NEW YORK -- Water vapor and clouds are the ... atmosphere-ocean climate modeling study shows that the planet,s temperature ... The study, conducted by Andrew Lacis and ... in New York, examined the nature of Earth,s greenhouse ...
... University of British Columbia today welcomed the announcement of ... Health Research (CIHR) and Genome British Columbia for research ... led by UBC researchers Brett Finlay and Deborah Money, ... today in Toronto by federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq. ...
... Cancer Research congratulates 12 of its members on their election ... new members and five foreign associates. Considered among ... the award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement ... medicine. "This is a great day for cancer ...
Cached Biology News:Carbon dioxide controls Earth's temperature 2Carbon dioxide controls Earth's temperature 3The AACR congratulates its members elected to the Institute of Medicine 2
(Date:8/20/2014)... , Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A ... transformative collaboration between the school,s bioengineering department and ... of the Intel® Software Academic Program, UCSD,s research ... and the human body.  Photo ... study exhibits the work of Dr. Todd ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... August 20, 2014 GraphDB™ ... today including improvements to the enterprise replication cluster, ... for Lucene, SOLR and Elasticsearch. This release happens ... high performance triplestore – GraphDB™ was formerly known ... deploying the only mature enterprise resilient RDF triplestore ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... -- Research and Markets  has announced the addition of the ... report to their offering. This report analyzes ... Thousands by the following Product Segments: Media, Sera, and Reagents. ... Canada , Japan , ... Latin America . Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... , Aug. 19, 2014 Research and ... Fuel Cells (SOFCs) - Global Strategic Business Report" report ... worldwide markets for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) in US$ ... Canada , Europe , ... estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2012 through ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Intel and University of San Diego Bioengineering Department Release Case Study on Health Sciences Research 2Ontotext Improves Its RDF Triplestore, GraphDB™ 6.0: Enterprise Resilience, Faster Loading Speeds and Connectors to Full-Text Search Engines Top the List of Enhancements 2Ontotext Improves Its RDF Triplestore, GraphDB™ 6.0: Enterprise Resilience, Faster Loading Speeds and Connectors to Full-Text Search Engines Top the List of Enhancements 3Ontotext Improves Its RDF Triplestore, GraphDB™ 6.0: Enterprise Resilience, Faster Loading Speeds and Connectors to Full-Text Search Engines Top the List of Enhancements 4Global Cell and Tissue Culture Supplies - Strategic Business Report 2014 2Global Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) - Strategic Business Report 2014 2
... Oct. 12, 2011 Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ... allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for patent ... Delivering a Therapeutic Agent to a Spinal Cord Target." Neuralstem ... Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where it was developed by Nicholas Boulis, ...
... 2011 Life Technologies Corporation ... Biosystems QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real-Time PCR system, ... and efficient interrogation of hundreds of target genes over ... The growing demand of biomarker screening experiments, particularly in ...
... 12, 2011 - Two pivotal trials ... ulcerative colitis and Crohn,s disease - Shield ... the development and commercialisation of late-stage, mineral-derived hospital pharmaceuticals ... announced that the first patients have been treated in ...
Cached Biology Technology:Neuralstem Receives Notice of Patent Allowance for Spinal Cord Delivery Platform 2Neuralstem Receives Notice of Patent Allowance for Spinal Cord Delivery Platform 3Life Technologies Announces Flagship PCR Instrument that Enables Cost-Effective, High-Throughput Screening Applications 2Life Technologies Announces Flagship PCR Instrument that Enables Cost-Effective, High-Throughput Screening Applications 3Life Technologies Announces Flagship PCR Instrument that Enables Cost-Effective, High-Throughput Screening Applications 4Shield Therapeutics Initiates AEGIS 1 and AEGIS 2 Phase 3 Studies of ST10 2Shield Therapeutics Initiates AEGIS 1 and AEGIS 2 Phase 3 Studies of ST10 3
Black Polypropylene 384 Round Well Plate 70/Box...
... Rabbit polyclonal to Peroxiredoxin 1 ... peroxidase family, whose mammalian members have ... proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. Many isoforms ... to the amino acid sequence homology, ...
... Eliminates nonspecific products due to inactivity ... allows extension through DNA regions which contain ... an 'A' overhang ,TEMPase II is ... Polymerase that remains inactive at room ...
... Synuclein Synucleins are small, soluble proteins ... certain tumors. The family includes three known ... synuclein. The alpha and beta synuclein proteins ... they are seen mainly in presynaptic terminals. ...
Biology Products: