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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.
Poor mental health is thought to accelerate aging, but a new study suggests the reverse process may also occur.
- March 24, 2014
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center completed its 1,000th transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
- March 13, 2014
Using stem cells from patients, P&S researchers have created a model of age-related macular degeneration in a dish, which may lead personalized treatments to prevent vision loss.
- January 15, 2014
A new university-wide center will explore the aging process, as well as its societal implications.
- January 10, 2014
Christine Ann Denny has developed new tools that can identify specific memories in the brain and why memory sometimes fails.
- December 22, 2013
CUMC researchers have clarified three fundamental issues about Alzheimer's: where it starts, why it starts there, and how it spreads.
- December 5, 2013
Columbia's 2013 Horwitz winners: Edvard Moser, May-Britt Moser & John O’Keefe for findings that could lead to new Alzheimer's treatments.
- November 7, 2013
A Columbia-led research team has clinically validated a new method for predicting time to nursing home residence or death for patients with Alzheimer’s.
- October 14, 2013
Research to delay aging would have better population health and economic returns than advances in individual fatal diseases such as cancer or heart disease, according to Mailman study.