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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.
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.
- February 6, 2013
CUMC neuroscientist Asa Abeliovich and his team have identified a protein trafficking defect within brain cells that may underlie common non-familial forms of Parkinson's disease.
- January 30, 2013
Debby and Peter A. Weinberg, with several of their family members and friends, have given more than $7 million to help establish the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC).
- January 18, 2013
A new survey of stroke survivors has shown that those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are less likely to adhere to treatment regimens that reduce the risk of an additional stroke.
- January 7, 2013
This study -- led by CUMC's Dr. Melodie Winawer -- is the first to confirm a shared genetic susceptibility to epilepsy and migraine.
Source:New York Daily NewsJanuary 4, 2013
“Thank you to the doctors, nurses & staff at New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center for taking great care of my Mom.”
- January 2, 2013
Depression appears to be associated with mild cognitive impairment and an increased risk of dementia; José A. Luchsinger, MD, MPH was senior author of the study, published in the Archives of Neurology.
- December 21, 2012
New study may help inform the design of anti-atherosclerosis vaccines
- December 19, 2012
A team of scientists from The New York Stem Cell Foundation Laboratory and CUMC has developed a technique that may prevent the inheritance of mitochondrial diseases in children.
- December 17, 2012
New findings in Critical Care: severe sepsis and neurological dysfunction are independently associated with an increased future risk of dementia.