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A newly discovered Alzheimer’s gene appears to drive the first appearance of amyloid plaque in the brain and could lead to new therapies that prevent the disease from developing.
Seizures are usually considered a side effect of brain cancer, but a new Columbia University study of mice suggests they may also fuel the further growth of brain tumors.
- 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.
- 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.