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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.
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.
Aerobic exercise is known to improve cognition in the elderly; a new Columbia study shows it’s good for adults as young as 20.
Source:The 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.
Source:New York Daily NewsMarch 27, 2013
Viruses and bacteria can trigger inflammation in blood vessels throughout the body, including the brain, said study author Dr. Mira Katan with CUMC's Northern Manhattan Study.
- 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 20, 2013
CUMC nutritionist Wahida Karmally offers tips for people interested in trying a Mediterranean-style diet.
- 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
Source:NPRMarch 11, 2013
Brain areas are constantly fine-tuning their reception of a selected voice, says Charles Schroeder, a neuroscientist at CUMC.
- March 6, 2013
The first evidence that selective activation of the dentate gyrus in the hippocampus can reduce anxiety without affecting learning - important therapeutic implications.