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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.
- January 24, 2018
Clinical trial shows that solanezumab, an antibody-based treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, does not significantly slow cognitive decline.
- November 17, 2017
Researchers at Columbia University found that dementia is on the decline in seniors from northern Manhattan, following national trends.
- 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.