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A new study shows how cellular “housekeeping” protects some neurons against the toxic proteins of Alzheimer’s disease and suggests new treatment possibilities.
- 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 6, 2013
Columbia University study looks at the relationship between families with exceptional longevity and cognitive impairment consistent with Alzheimer's disease.
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.
Source:New York TimesApril 9, 2013
African-Americans with Alzheimer’s disease were slightly more likely to have one gene, ABCA7, that is thought to confer risk for the disease. CUMC's Dr. Richard Mayeux led the study.
- April 9, 2013
The largest genome-wide search for Alzheimer’s genes in African-Americans has found that African-Americans with a variant of the ABCA7 gene have almost double the risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Source:CBS NewsApril 3, 2013
CUMC's Dr. Eric Kandel (2000 Nobel Laureate) said the project may lead to an understanding of "who we are as human beings and how we function and how these terrible diseases arise, and what we might be able to do address them more effectively."
- March 27, 2013
High levels of antibodies to five common infections found to be associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline.