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In people with dementia, delirium during COVID-19 is more common but deaths from COVID-19 are not disproportionately higher, finds a new study.
New research may lead to the development of drugs to prevent the nerve damage and pain many cancer patients experience during chemotherapy.
Cells used to study the human blood-brain barrier in the lab aren’t what they seem, a new study has found, throwing nearly a decade’s worth of research into question.
A new Columbia study suggests that malfunctioning endosomes—a central trafficking station inside neurons—are commonly involved in the appearance of Alzheimer’s disease.
- 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.
- March 24, 2016
Neurologists find that moderate to intense exercise in people over age 65 may slow decline in memory and cognitive function by 10 years.
- March 15, 2016
In honor of the ADRC's anniversary, Columbia scientists discussed breakthroughs in Alzheimer's disease research with an eye to future therapies.
- February 25, 2016
Scientists have developed a new optical technique to study how information is transmitted in the brains of mice. Using this method, they found that only a small portion of synapses—the connections between cells that control brain activity—may be active at any given time.
- January 12, 2016
Wayne Frankel, the newest member of the Institute for Genomic Medicine, says recent advances in gene discovery and editing are illuminating epilepsy.
- January 5, 2016
A study offers an opportunity to highlight a number of important, ongoing developments in the field of concussion and CTE.