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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.
- 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.
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.
- March 25, 2013
The virus that causes cold sores, along with other viral or bacterial infections, may be associated with cognitive problems; a new study from CUMC's Mira Katan and Mitch Elkind.
- March 19, 2013
More symptoms of depression and lower cognitive status are independently associated with a more rapid decline in the ability to handle tasks of everyday living, according to a study by CUMC researchers.
- March 18, 2013
Study finds tiny, targeted drug particles may be effective in treating chronic diseases
- February 19, 2013
It's not just amyloid; white matter hyperintensities may be a second necessary factor for the development of Alzheimer’s.