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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.
- November 23, 2015
A study provides new insights into the development of mood disorders and may aid in designing improved therapies.
- October 22, 2015
In a case demonstrating the promise of precision medicine, a 20-month-old girl suffering from a rare neurodegenerative disease was diagnosed by exome sequencing and successfully treated.
- October 5, 2015
Wendy Chung is part of a team that found commonalities in neuronal behavior between spinal muscular atrophy and ALS.
- October 2, 2015
Funding from the ALS Association and the Tow Foundation will be used by the New York Genome Center to determine the entire genetic sequence of people with ALS who donated their tissues after death.
- September 22, 2015
Columbia will award the 2015 Horwitz Prize to S. Lawrence Zipursky, for discovering a molecular identification system that helps neurons to wire the brain.
- September 10, 2015
Researchers have discovered why long-term use of levodopa treatment commonly leads to a side effect that can be as debilitating as Parkinson’s disease itself.
- August 20, 2015
Biogen, the ALS Association, and Columbia University Medical Center have announced a new collaboration to better understand the differences and commonalities in the ALS disease process and how genes influence the clinical features of the disease.
- August 5, 2015
An American Academy of Neurology study shows that attending a museum art program can alter medical students' attitudes toward dementia.
- February 24, 2015
Three successful movies from this year's Oscars featured strong medicine and science narratives.