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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.
- 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.
- September 11, 2013
A new genetic test may help determine which men with early prostate cancer can avoid surgery or other invasive treatment.
- August 28, 2013
Deficiency of a protein in the hippocampus is a major cause of age-related memory loss, and this form of memory loss is reversible, according to Columbia researchers.
- July 24, 2013
Key molecular pathways that lead to Alzheimer's identified—a new approach to Alzheimer’s research; several potential drug targets highlighted.
- 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.