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Age-related memory loss is caused, in part, by lack of flavanols—nutrients found in certain fruits and vegetables—according to a large study in older adults.
Taking a daily multivitamin may help slow age-related memory decline, a study has found.
Columbia is leading the movement to add neurocognitive screening to annual well woman OB/GYN checkups.
Poor mental health is thought to accelerate aging, but a new study suggests the reverse process may also occur.
- December 12, 2014
The talk was part of this year's Nobel Week Dialogue, a daylong event that aims to stimulate global dialogue between science and society.
- October 26, 2014
Dietary cocoa flavanols—naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa—reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a study led by CUMC scientists.
- October 2, 2014
The benefits of education are often framed in terms of the short-term future, i.e., employment. But research finds a future benefit, too: staving off late-life cognitive decline.
- July 18, 2014
Fellows from more than 40 countries spent a week at Mailman, applying design thinking to several health challenges.
- July 16, 2014
The gift funds a program that helps 1,200 young New Yorkers each year finish high school and enter college.
- July 8, 2014
In adulthood, education better predicts physical and mental capacity—even life expectancy—than does age.
- July 7, 2014
Columbia is part of a new consortium to identify rare genetic variants that may protect against, or contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
- June 24, 2014
A three-day symposium organized by the Columbia Aging Center at the Mailman School in concert with Columbia School of Journalism brought together leading experts on aging and journalists who cover the issue.
- June 17, 2014
In an article published in The Atlantic magazine, noted gerontologist and Mailman School of Public Health Dean Linda Fried discusses aging.
- May 13, 2014
Mailman School professor Ursula Staudinger, who has been studying personal wisdom for decades, will deliver a lecture tomorrow night on the potentials and challenges of aging.