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A new Columbia study suggests that malfunctioning endosomes—a central trafficking station inside neurons—are commonly involved in the appearance of Alzheimer’s disease.
Ancient parts of the brain may hold secrets that help explain the drive to eat and how eating may affect brain health. Sabrina Diano, the new Institute of Human Nutrition director, is investigating.
A new study of Alzheimer’s genes suggests the disease in Blacks and whites is largely the same, but genetic changes that increase the risk of developing the disease differ between the two groups.
- 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.
- May 19, 2017
Neurosurgeon Sameer Sheth uses deep brain stimulation to treat depression in patients who have not been helped with other therapies.
- May 15, 2017
Spinal muscular atrophy is partly due to defects in the sensory neuron synapses that activate motor neurons. Symptoms may be reduced by improving synapse function.
- May 10, 2017
Columbia neurologist Melodie Winawer talks about her debut novel, "The Scribe of Siena," and the parallels between science and writing historical fiction.
- May 3, 2017
Columbia scientists observed how molecules that regulate chemical signaling in the brain interact with the AMPA receptor, governing brain function.
- February 28, 2017
In a study of athletes at Columbia University, researchers found that women may be more susceptible to concussions than men.
- January 19, 2017
Columbia researchers have linked excess tau protein in the brain to the spatial disorientation that leads to wandering in many Alzheimer's disease patients.