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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.
- 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.
- January 13, 2017
Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian research has shown that several genes implicated in rare forms of pediatric epilepsy also contribute to common forms of the disorder.
- December 2, 2016
Wolfgang Pernice hunts for the gene that caused his neuromuscular disorder and hopes it will help lead to better treatments for others with Charcot Marie Tooth Disease.