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Many people live years or even decades with dementia, which causes death. Researching the symptoms and causes can dramatically help dementia care and prevention.
As Davangere Devanand, a neurologist at CUIMC, combed through the reams of scientific data on Alzheimer’s, he stumbled across a surprising idea – could an infection be involved in driving the disease?
Of all the possible contributors, intense physical activity was the likely disease-modifying factor, Davangere Devanand, MD, of CUIMC, and co-authors wrote in Alzheimer's & Dementia
Dr. Lawrence Honig, professor of neurology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, speaks about the new Alzheimer drug trial results
- March 15, 2021
During March, Women’s History Month, CUMC is sharing the stories of some of the many women who are spearheading innovation through research, patient care, and education.
- January 25, 2021
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has honored Dr. James Noble, associate professor of neurology in the Division of Aging and Dementia, with a 2021 A. B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award.
Source:AlzforumDecember 11, 2020
It is difficult to isolate large quantities of microglia from human brain. That’s why scientists still know little about the different ways these cells rear up in health and disease.
Source:Cold Spring Harbor LaboratoryDecember 9, 2020
Neurodegenerative Disease Conference 2020: ADRC Cold Spring Harbor Panel featuring Dr. Anna Nordvig.
Source:CUIMC NewsroomNovember 25, 2020
Decades before the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s appear, the brain’s neurons start secreting tau proteins, one of the first changes known to occur in the course of the disease.
Source:ForbesNovember 10, 2020
Philip De Jager, a neurologist at Columbia University in New York, investigated what epigenetic changes occurred in the presence of tau tangles.
Source:Oprah MagazineJune 24, 2020
The Alzheimer’s epidemic no one is talking about. That’s where the work of Jennifer J. Manly, PhD, a professor of neuropsychology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, comes in.
Source:Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging BrainMay 1, 2020
Dr. Scott Small discusses the new P30 funding for the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) at Columbia.
Source:Thrive GlobalMarch 19, 2020
Dr. Mitch Elkind couldn’t sleep. His mind was in overdrive, still cycling through reports he’d read about the spread of coronavirus in China and projecting what it might mean in the United States.
Source:CUIMC NewsroomNovember 22, 2019
The CUIMC Newsroom speaks with Dr. Scott Small about the current state of research into Alzheimer’s treatments and prevention.