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A new program at Columbia is looking for earlier signs of ALS so that future treatments can be delivered before extensive neurological damage occurs.
Columbia neurologists found that a test used to measure Alzheimer's disease proteins in spinal fluid can be used to determine whether patients have the disease or other forms of dementia.
- October 24, 2016
Pregnancy significantly raised the risk of stroke in young women, but did not raise stroke risk in older women, a study by Columbia neurologists found.
- September 13, 2016
Youtuber and internet personality Tom Syndicate visits the Motor Neuron Center at Columbia and speaks with ALS researchers.
- August 24, 2016
In a very severe, genetic form of microcephaly, stem cells in the brain fail to divide, according to a new study that may provide important clues to understanding how the Zika virus affects the developing brain.
- August 22, 2016
Injections of an omega-3 emulsion reduce brain damage in mice that have experienced a stroke-like event.
- August 4, 2016
The annual suicide mortality rate among people with epilepsy is 22 percent higher than in the general population, Columbia University Medical Center researchers have found.
- July 26, 2016
Researchers found an odor identification test useful in predicting cognitive decline and detecting early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.
- July 18, 2016
A toxic Alzheimer's protein can spread through the brain via the extracellular space that surrounds the brain's neurons, suggests research from Columbia University Medical Center.
- March 24, 2016
Neurologists find that moderate to intense exercise in people over age 65 may slow decline in memory and cognitive function by 10 years.
- March 15, 2016
In honor of the ADRC's anniversary, Columbia scientists discussed breakthroughs in Alzheimer's disease research with an eye to future therapies.
- February 25, 2016
Scientists have developed a new optical technique to study how information is transmitted in the brains of mice. Using this method, they found that only a small portion of synapses—the connections between cells that control brain activity—may be active at any given time.