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One of the cell's most common proteins may become too old and too stable in Alzheimer’s disease, altering neuronal activity and impairing memory.
Everyone loses hearing as they age, and new over-the-counter hearing aids coming soon to stores may be a good, lower-cost option for many, says Columbia otolaryngologist Lawrence Lustig.
- 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.
- March 5, 2013
Scientists discovered how common genetic mutations in Parkinson’s disease damage brain cells
- February 20, 2013
Omega-3 lipid emulsions protect brain after stroke in mouse study
- February 19, 2013
It's not just amyloid; white matter hyperintensities may be a second necessary factor for the development of Alzheimer’s.
- February 7, 2013
CUMC’s Christopher Henderson, PhD will serve as scientific director.