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Age-related memory loss is caused, in part, by lack of flavanols—nutrients found in certain fruits and vegetables—according to a large study in older adults.
Taking a daily multivitamin may help slow age-related memory decline, a study has found.
Columbia is leading the movement to add neurocognitive screening to annual well woman OB/GYN checkups.
Though limited to patients with a rare genetic mutation, the newest drug for ALS could be most effective when given before symptoms emerge.
- September 18, 2018
A newly discovered function for the ApoE4 gene, the strongest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, may help explain how the gene causes cognitive decline.
- September 18, 2018
A new anti-inflammatory drug may offer hope for people with a progressive form of MS. In a phase 2 trial, the drug slowed brain atrophy in people with the disease.
- September 5, 2018
A new study suggests that, among older adults, cognitive performance changes with the seasons and peaks in late summer.
- August 21, 2018
A Mailman study of more than 1 million pregnancies in Finland reports that prenatal exposure to elevated levels of DDT is associated with an increased risk for autism.
- August 2, 2018
A new clinical trial suggests that donepezil does not improve cognitive performance in people with mild cognitive impairment who also have clinical depression.
- June 25, 2018
Mutations that only occur in some brain cells may account for a significant fraction of specific types of epilepsy, according to a new Columbia study.
- June 22, 2018
As the World Cup games continue, we talked to neurologist James Noble, MD, about the known—and unknown—risks of heading in soccer.
- June 15, 2018
In one of the first studies of its kind, Columbia’s Philip De Jager shows how "big data" analyses may lead to new treatment strategies for Alzheimer's disease.
- April 5, 2018
Scientists at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons present the most definitive evidence to date that the human brain makes new neurons throughout life.
- March 28, 2018
Columbia neurologist William Kreisl, MD, explains the potential uses—and limitations—of a smell test in sniffing out Alzheimer's disease risk.