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Columbia neurologists and engineers are developing what would be the first wearable diagnostic device for traumatic brain injury.
A new study shows how cellular “housekeeping” protects some neurons against the toxic proteins of Alzheimer’s disease and suggests new treatment possibilities.
- April 30, 2014
Researchers have identified two types of neurons that enable the spinal cord to control skilled forelimb movement. The findings could lead to new ways to treat movement disorders.
- April 20, 2014
Researchers from CUMC, Weill Cornell, and Brandeis have devised a new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's involving the retromer protein complex.
- April 11, 2014
Petra Kaufmann, MD, MSc, will head the Division of Clinical Innovation at NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).
- April 7, 2014
Scientists studying Parkinson's disease rely on the generous donation of brains by patients—as well as some family members—to brain banks.
- March 20, 2014
Physicians may be less likely to intensify blood pressure treatment in patients with uncontrolled hypertension who are also depressed.
- March 7, 2014
Decision-making accuracy can be improved by postponing the onset of a decision by a mere fraction of a second.
- February 6, 2014
In most cases of ALS, a toxin released by cells that normally nurture neurons in the brain and spinal cord can trigger loss of the nerve cells affected in the disease, report Columbia researchers.