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Age-related memory loss is caused, in part, by lack of flavanols—nutrients found in certain fruits and vegetables—according to a large study in older adults.
Taking a daily multivitamin may help slow age-related memory decline, a study has found.
Columbia is leading the movement to add neurocognitive screening to annual well woman OB/GYN checkups.
Though limited to patients with a rare genetic mutation, the newest drug for ALS could be most effective when given before symptoms emerge.
- September 9, 2022
A headache can be its own medical condition or a symptom of something else.
- September 7, 2022
Melatonin is the supplement of choice for many adults who have trouble getting quality sleep, but is it safe for kids?
- July 25, 2022
Twenty years ago, Columbia scientists created a way to make neurons in a dish, a discovery that has led to clinical trials of an experimental drug that may slow the progression of ALS.
- July 13, 2022
Using EEG to identify covert consciousness in unresponsive brain-injured patients could help predict which ones may recover, find researchers at Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian.
- July 5, 2022
Research from Scott Small's lab at Columbia University suggests a different approach to tackling the disease, and a new startup company is now trying to turn that approach into treatments.
- May 24, 2022
A gene called FMNL2 may explain why people with hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, or obesity have a greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
- May 23, 2022
A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a stroke that usually lasts under five minutes and resolves on its own, but just because the symptoms disappear, does not mean a TIA should be ignored.
- May 10, 2022
A new initiative led by Columbia University and the n-Lorem Foundation will develop personalized therapies for individuals with "nano-rare" genetic forms of ALS and treat them for free, for life.
- March 30, 2022
Parkinson’s patients and their families are increasingly turning to genetic testing to learn more about their disease or risk of passing it on. But testing is complex, and counseling is advised.
- March 15, 2022
COVID patients who remain unresponsive after receiving respiratory support may require long time periods to regain consciousness; delays are related to blood oxygen levels.