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Indira Turney, an associate research scientist in the Department of Neurology, is studying how lived experiences affect they way the brain ages in diverse populations.
In a nationally representative study of cognitive impairment prevalence, Columbia researchers found almost 10% of older adults have dementia and 22% have mild cognitive impairment.
Research from Scott Small's lab at Columbia University suggests a different approach to tackling the disease, and a new startup company is now trying to turn that approach into treatments.
A gene called FMNL2 may explain why people with hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, or obesity have a greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
- February 15, 2022
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.
- March 30, 2021
In people with dementia, delirium during COVID-19 is more common but deaths from COVID-19 are not disproportionately higher, finds a new study.
- November 25, 2020
A new Columbia study suggests that malfunctioning endosomes—a central trafficking station inside neurons—are commonly involved in the appearance of Alzheimer’s disease.
- November 12, 2020
Ancient parts of the brain may hold secrets that help explain the drive to eat and how eating may affect brain health. Sabrina Diano, the new Institute of Human Nutrition director, is investigating.
- October 21, 2020
A new study of Alzheimer’s genes suggests the disease in Blacks and whites is largely the same, but genetic changes that increase the risk of developing the disease differ between the two groups.
- June 22, 2020
A newly discovered Alzheimer’s gene appears to drive the first appearance of amyloid plaque in the brain and could lead to new therapies that prevent the disease from developing.
- February 24, 2020
A new study shows how modifications to the tau protein may influence the different ways it can misfold in the brain, which is closely linked to the type of neurodegenerative disease that develops.
- January 2, 2020
Dementia is three times more common in older adults who are illiterate, a new study from Columbia has found.
- November 22, 2019
Researchers had high hopes for Alzheimer’s drugs that clear amyloid from the brain, but none of the drugs have slowed the disease. Columbia’s Scott Small says he has new reasons to be optimistic.
- November 14, 2019
A new study finds that cognitive impairment begins in the earliest stages of age-related hearing loss—when hearing is still considered normal.