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Dystonia, when muscles contract uncontrollably, would be disconcerting to anyone, but it can be a career-ending disorder for trained musicians.
Even in people with complete paralysis after spinal cord injury, some nerves fibers are preserved. A Columbia physician-scientist is developing a new way to salvage those fibers and restore movement.
To treat a young child with an ultrarare neurological disorder, her Columbia doctor has turned to a custom drug designed for a single patient.
- October 21, 2019
A new study suggests that many different immune cells, not just T cells, are involved in triggering multiple sclerosis (MS).
- October 2, 2019
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.
- August 15, 2019
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.
- March 20, 2019
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.
- January 31, 2019
Aerobic exercise is known to improve cognition in the elderly; a new Columbia study shows it’s good for adults as young as 20.
- January 22, 2019
A new study by Columbia researchers suggests aspirin may lower stroke risk among middle-aged women with a history of preeclampsia.
- December 28, 2018
Columbia neurologists and engineers are developing what would be the first wearable diagnostic device for traumatic brain injury.
- December 17, 2018
A new study shows how cellular “housekeeping” protects some neurons against the toxic proteins of Alzheimer’s disease and suggests new treatment possibilities.