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Aerobic exercise is known to improve cognition in the elderly; a new Columbia study shows it’s good for adults as young as 20.
A new study by Columbia researchers suggests aspirin may lower stroke risk among middle-aged women with a history of preeclampsia.
Columbia neurologists and engineers are developing what would be the first wearable diagnostic device for traumatic brain injury.
- May 6, 2013
Columbia University study looks at the relationship between families with exceptional longevity and cognitive impairment consistent with Alzheimer's disease.
- May 1, 2013
Four research centers including the Center for Stroke Disparities Solutions—a partnership of the New York University Langone Medical Center and Columbia University Medical Center —will develop high-impact culturally tailored interventions aimed at lowering stroke risk among racial and ethnic minorities in the United States.
- April 17, 2013
Excess glutamate in the brain may spur psychosis in those at risk for schizophrenia, report CUMC investigators in a study published in Neuron.
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.
- April 10, 2013
Four young physician-researchers at P&S have received research funding from the Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Scholar Program.
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."
Source:New York TimesApril 2, 2013
New evidence that chronic infection, known to be associated with vascular disease, is also associated with poorer performance on tests of mental ability.
- March 27, 2013
High levels of antibodies to five common infections found to be associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline.