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A newly discovered Alzheimer’s gene appears to drive the first appearance of amyloid plaque in the brain and could lead to new therapies that prevent the disease from developing.
Seizures are usually considered a side effect of brain cancer, but a new Columbia University study of mice suggests they may also fuel the further growth of brain tumors.
- November 13, 2017
A new study suggests a smell test can identify people with mild cognitive impairment–often a precursor to Alzheimer’s–who may benefit from cholinesterase inhibitors.
- November 8, 2017
New Zika research from Columbia University suggests that high rates of microcephaly in Brazil were not caused by new mutations in the virus, as previously believed.
- October 3, 2017
Scientists propose a new model for Alzheimer's disease that may explain the high failure rate of recent clinical trials.
- September 18, 2017
A cellular defense against protein aggregates suppresses ALS in early stages but later hastens spread of the disease, a study in mice suggests.
- August 29, 2017
Age-related memory loss was reversed by boosting blood levels of osteocalcin, a hormone produced by bone cells, in mice.
- July 26, 2017
Columbia neurologist Denise Chou, MD, explains a new breakthrough in headache medicine: the first targeted preventive therapy for migraine.
- July 17, 2017
A new study suggests how nutrients found in brain-healthy foods can reduce inflammation and lower Alzheimer's risk.
- June 21, 2017
Researchers have found the first direct evidence that autoimmunity plays a role in Parkinson’s disease.
- May 25, 2017
Certain women with preeclampsia are more likely to have a pregnancy-related stroke, finds a new study led by Columbia neurologists.