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Twenty years ago, Columbia scientists created a way to make neurons in a dish, a discovery that has led to clinical trials of an experimental drug that may slow the progression of ALS.
Using EEG to identify covert consciousness in unresponsive brain-injured patients could help predict which ones may recover, find researchers at Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian.
- February 28, 2017
In a study of athletes at Columbia University, researchers found that women may be more susceptible to concussions than men.
- January 19, 2017
Columbia researchers have linked excess tau protein in the brain to the spatial disorientation that leads to wandering in many Alzheimer's disease patients.
- 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.