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A new Columbia study suggests that malfunctioning endosomes—a central trafficking station inside neurons—are commonly involved in the appearance of Alzheimer’s disease.
Ancient parts of the brain may hold secrets that help explain the drive to eat and how eating may affect brain health. Sabrina Diano, the new Institute of Human Nutrition director, is investigating.
A new study of Alzheimer’s genes suggests the disease in Blacks and whites is largely the same, but genetic changes that increase the risk of developing the disease differ between the two groups.
- November 1, 2019
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.
- October 21, 2019
A new study suggests that many different immune cells, not just T cells, are involved in triggering multiple sclerosis (MS).
- October 2, 2019
Only select neurons die during Parkinson’s disease. Columbia researchers are looking for clues in immune cells to find out what makes these brain cells so vulnerable.
- August 15, 2019
With several targeted Parkinson’s disease drugs entering clinical trials, a new genetic testing and counseling program may help identify patients who qualify for enrollment.
- March 20, 2019
Survivors of cardiac arrest are more likely to experience further heart trouble if they have symptoms of PTSD, according to a new study from researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
- January 31, 2019
Aerobic exercise is known to improve cognition in the elderly; a new Columbia study shows it’s good for adults as young as 20.
- January 22, 2019
A new study by Columbia researchers suggests aspirin may lower stroke risk among middle-aged women with a history of preeclampsia.
- December 28, 2018
Columbia neurologists and engineers are developing what would be the first wearable diagnostic device for traumatic brain injury.
- December 17, 2018
A new study shows how cellular “housekeeping” protects some neurons against the toxic proteins of Alzheimer’s disease and suggests new treatment possibilities.