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The diminished power of the immune system in older adults is usually blamed on the aging process. A new study shows that decades of inhaled particulates due to air pollution also take a toll.
Every Tuesday at the Armory, over 100 local seniors gather for an hour of exercise, fitness lessons, and conversations with Columbia University Irving Medical Center faculty and students.
Study finds that adults with mild cognitive decline who were assigned crossword puzzles showed less brain shrinkage and better daily functioning than adults assigned other games.
The Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center, based at the Mailman School of Public Health, is named for a 1953 VP&S graduate who was a pioneer in the study of aging and Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
- 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.
- 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