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Aerobic exercise is known to improve cognition in the elderly; a new Columbia study shows it’s good for adults as young as 20.
A new study by Columbia researchers suggests aspirin may lower stroke risk among middle-aged women with a history of preeclampsia.
Columbia neurologists and engineers are developing what would be the first wearable diagnostic device for traumatic brain injury.
- 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.
- January 5, 2015
Columbia’s neurology department launches new research division to study outcomes as more treatments become available to help neurological patients.
- December 22, 2014
People with autism have a wide range of symptoms, with no two people sharing the exact type and severity of behaviors. Now a large-scale analysis of hundreds of patients and nearly 1000 genes has started to uncover how diversity among traits can be traced to differences in patients’ genetic mutations.
- November 12, 2014
During National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, we look at Scott Small’s newest Alzheimer’s research.
- November 11, 2014
Several CUMC researchers received grants from the NIH's new BRAIN Initiative, a 12-year research program launched last year by President Obama.
- October 26, 2014
Dietary cocoa flavanols—naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa—reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a study led by CUMC scientists.