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Hematopoietic stem cells can survive extraordinary stress. Columbia scientists have learned how they escape death, which could lead to new treatments for blood cancers and diseases related to aging.
A new study of elderly Hispanics found that hearing loss increased the risk of depression symptoms.
A new study shows how cellular “housekeeping” protects some neurons against the toxic proteins of Alzheimer’s disease and suggests new treatment possibilities.
- August 28, 2013
Deficiency of a protein in the hippocampus is a major cause of age-related memory loss, and this form of memory loss is reversible, according to Columbia researchers.
- July 24, 2013
Key molecular pathways that lead to Alzheimer's identified—a new approach to Alzheimer’s research; several potential drug targets highlighted.
- June 27, 2013
Ottavio Arancio, MD, PhD, of CUMC's Taub Institute, coauthored a paper on a compound that prevents memory loss in a mouse model of Alzheimer's. See Northwestern's news release: http://bit.ly/14Zqwwn
- June 25, 2013
Mouse study suggests inhibiting protein called caspase-2 might prevent cognitive decline in Alzheimer's
- May 23, 2013
A thumb-sized hearing aid worn behind the ear and held in place by a small magnet is available at NY-Presbyterian/Columbia to those who cannot wear conventional hearing aids.
Source:Alzheimer Research ForumApril 10, 2013
African-Americans carrying a variant in a cholesterol-processing gene, ABCA7, have double the risk for Alzheimer’s than non-carriers. A new study led by CUMC's Richard Mayeux; first author Christiane Reitz.
- April 5, 2013
The Columbia Arthritis Center is one of the first rheumatology centers in the country to incorporate ultrasound in arthritis care.
- March 27, 2013
High levels of antibodies to five common infections found to be associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline.
- March 25, 2013
The virus that causes cold sores, along with other viral or bacterial infections, may be associated with cognitive problems; a new study from CUMC's Mira Katan and Mitch Elkind.
- March 19, 2013
More symptoms of depression and lower cognitive status are independently associated with a more rapid decline in the ability to handle tasks of everyday living, according to a study by CUMC researchers.