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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 7, 2013
A Columbia-led research team has clinically validated a new method for predicting time to nursing home residence or death for patients with Alzheimer’s.
- October 28, 2013
A study has uncovered 11 new genes that increase the chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease and provide new clues to ways to fighting it.
- 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:The 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.