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Can a water aerobics class teach us something about living a long and meaningful life? A panel of public health experts discussed.
A new study in mice shows that new neurons created in the brain during adulthood are needed to maintain working memory—the temporary “sticky notes” of the brain.
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.
- 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 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.