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A new study finds that cognitive impairment begins in the earliest stages of age-related hearing loss—when hearing is still considered normal.
A new study from Columbia University found that a higher level of education protected against cognitive decline in black people with a gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
A new study shows how cellular “housekeeping” protects some neurons against the toxic proteins of Alzheimer’s disease and suggests new treatment possibilities.
- November 13, 2017
A new study suggests a smell test can identify people with mild cognitive impairment–often a precursor to Alzheimer’s–who may benefit from cholinesterase inhibitors.
- October 3, 2017
Scientists propose a new model for Alzheimer's disease that may explain the high failure rate of recent clinical trials.
- July 17, 2017
A new study suggests how nutrients found in brain-healthy foods can reduce inflammation and lower Alzheimer's risk.
- May 3, 2017
Columbia scientists observed how molecules that regulate chemical signaling in the brain interact with the AMPA receptor, governing brain function.
- January 19, 2017
Columbia researchers have linked excess tau protein in the brain to the spatial disorientation that leads to wandering in many Alzheimer's disease patients.
- July 26, 2016
Researchers found an odor identification test useful in predicting cognitive decline and detecting early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.
- July 18, 2016
A toxic Alzheimer's protein can spread through the brain via the extracellular space that surrounds the brain's neurons, suggests research from Columbia University Medical Center.
- March 15, 2016
In honor of the ADRC's anniversary, Columbia scientists discussed breakthroughs in Alzheimer's disease research with an eye to future therapies.
- December 21, 2015
A drug that boosts activity in the brain’s “garbage disposal” system can decrease levels of toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease.