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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.
- 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.
- 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.