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Dr. Richard Mayeux
Dr. Richard Mayeux
Dr. Richard Mayeux Elected Fellow of the AAAS


Richard Mayeux, MD, MS, Chair of the Department of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center; Gertrude H. Sergievsky Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Epidemiology; Director of the Sergievsky Center; and Co-Director of the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain has been awarded the distinction of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Dr. Mayeux was selected by his colleagues in the greater AAAS membership "for pioneering contributions to the epidemiology of Alzheimer's disease based on studies of multi-racial populations, utilization of biological and genetic markers, and defining the complex interactions of both environmental and genetic factors in rates of dementia." [read more]

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Dr. Stephan A. Mayer
Dr. Stephan A. Mayer
CNN


Comatose since Christmas 1969: A tale of unconditional love and miracles
By Wayne Drash
December 23, 2012
"Colleen O'Bara bathed her older sister, Edwarda, and fixed her hair. She fed her through a feeding tube like she'd done countless times…" [read more]



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Dr. Michio Hirano
Dr. Michio Hirano
In a landmark study published online this week in Nature, Michio Hirano, Valentina Emmanuele, and colleagues – including scientists from the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) – have demonstrated the potential of nuclear genome transfer to prevent the transmission of mitochondrial disorders in humans. The researchers removed the nucleus of an unfertilized oocyte and placed it into another donor's enucleated oocyte containing normal mitochondria. The resultant egg cell contained the genome of the donor but not her mitochondrial DNA. In addition, by employing a novel technique of lowering the temperature of the egg before nuclear transfer, the study team was able to achieve no detectable adverse effects on the oocyte, a prerequisite for clinical translation. This significant breakthrough was also reported this week in Forbes.
Also covered by Drugs.com, and Red Orbit

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Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas
Dr. Joshua Willey
REDORBIT.COM


Active Lifestyle Plays A Significant Role In Keeping The Brain Healthy
November 26, 2012
"We all know that exercise helps keep us healthy and feeling young, but it's not just our body…" [read more]




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Dr. Carl W. Bazil
Dr. Carl W. Bazil
US NEWS & WORLD REPORT


Experimental Insomnia Drug Shows Promise
By Amy Norton
November 28, 2012
"A new insomnia drug helped people get a bit more shut-eye…" [read more]




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Dr. Carl W. Bazil
Dr. Carl W. Bazil
FOX NEWS


'Sleeping beauty' gene proves beastly for sufferers
By Gene J. Koprowski
November 21, 2012
"A mysterious molecule that turns people into modern-day Rip Van Winkles has been discovered in the brain, and it may be responsible for a rare disorder…" [read more]



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Dr. Yaakov Stern was one of several notable panelists to participate in the Alzheimer's Association Annual Meeting presentation, "Crosswords, Computers, and Cognition: What's Going on in Your Brain?", now available online. With nearly 400 people crowding the Times Center auditorium, this event was the most well-attended in the New York City chapter's history.



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Dr. Lawrence Honig
Dr. Lawrence Honig
RESEARCH CAPSULE


Dr. Larry Honig's recent Archives of Neurology publication on telomere length is the subject of CUMC's latest Research Capsule. [read more]






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Dr. Carl W. Bazil
Dr. Carl W. Bazil
WALL STREET JOURNAL


The true cost of sleeplessness
By Catey Hill
November 16, 2012
"It's 2:30 a.m. and once again, you're wide awake, mind racing…" [read more]




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Dr. David Sulzer
Dr. David Sulzer
REUTERS


Head injury, pesticides tied to Parkinson's disease
November 14, 2012
"The combination of a past serious head injury and pesticide exposure may be linked to an extra-high risk of developing Parkinson's disease…" [read more]




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Dr. Claudia Chiriboga
Dr. Claudia Chiriboga
NATURE MEDICINE


Mechanisms Underlying Childhood Neuromuscular Disease Found
November 11, 2012
"The most common genetic killer of infants, a disease known as spinal muscular atrophy, is caused by mutations…" [read more]



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Dr. Claudia Chiriboga
Dr. Claudia Chiriboga
HEALTH CANAL


Call in the Backup
November 10, 2012
"A study by scientists from the Motor Neuron Center at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) suggests that spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a genetic neuromuscular disease in infants and children, results primarily from motor circuit dysfunction…"


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SCIENCE & U (CUNY-TV)


Dr. Larry Honig was recently featured on a special Science and Aging edition of the City University of New York television program Science & U!
October 23, 2012





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Dr. Adam Brickman

NEW YORK BRAIN BANK AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY


Dr. Larry Honig, Dr. Jamie Noble, and New York Brain Bank at Columbia University Coordinators Arlene Lawton, RN and Carol Moskowitz, RN are featured in the current issue of Neurology Now, in an article regarding the importance of brain donation after death to help researchers better understand neurologic conditions.



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Dr. Stanley Fahn
Dr. Stanley Fahn
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL


Levine's Return Is Set
October 11, 2012
James Levine, the legendary Metropolitan Opera music director who withdrew from conducting last year after a spinal injury, will return to the podium next spring, the opera announced Thursday. … The symptoms were aggravated by his back pain, but aren't expected to worsen and should have little effect on his ability to conduct, said his neurologist, Stanley Fahn, of Columbia University.

Also covered by LOS ANGELES TIMES: James Levine to conduct again in May after two-year injury layoff.

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Dr. Asa Abeliovich
Dr. Asa Abeliovich
SCIENCE DAILY HEALTH NEWS DIGEST


"Researchers in the Taub Institute at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have identified a mechanism that appears to underlie the common sporadic (non-familial) form of Parkinson's disease…" [read more]





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Dr. Lawrence Honig
Dr. Lawrence Honig
PSYCHIATRIC NEWS


Dr. Larry Honig was featured in Psychiatric News concerning his recently published Archives of Neurology study on the relation of chromosomal telomere length to risks for dementia and mortality.





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Dr. David Sulzer
Dr. David Sulzer
BRAINWAVE MUSIC PROJECT


Dr. Sulzer and his Brainwave Music Project are making news on the downtown campus, with features in both the Columbia Spectator and Columbia News.






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Dr. Eric A. Schon
Dr. Eric A. Schon
CUMC'S RESEARCH CAPSULE


Clue to Cause of Alzheimer's Disease Found in Mitochondria "Bridges"
April 14, 2010
Eric Schon, Estela Area-Gomez, and colleagues present a thus far unrecognized role for "Upregulated function of mitochondria-associated ER membranes in Alzheimer disease," currently online in the European Molecular Biology Organization's EMBO Journal, and the topic of CUMC's latest Research Capsule. They propose that perturbations in communication between the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and mitochondria are involved in both the familial and sporadic forms of AD and suggest that "the clinical and biochemical features of the disease may be downstream consequences of this disturbance." Their study sheds new light on AD and has potential implications for the treatment of this devastating disease.
[read more]

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Dr. Manly
Dr. Jennifer J. Manly
CUMC'S RESEARCH CAPSULE


Early Detection of Alzheimer's among Diverse Populations
July 31, 2012
"As part of a search for more accurate early detection of Alzheimer's disease among racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse populations, Jennifer Manly, PhD, associate professor of neuropsychology, Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, found…"
[read more]

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Dr. James M. Noble
Dr. James M. Noble
CBS NEW YORK


Dr. James Noble was featured on CBS New York this week, commenting upon a new, non-affiliated epidemiologic study that found some measures of good oral hygiene were associated with lower risk of incident dementia. His own research on this subject has identified an association between serum periodontal antibodies and cognitive impairment among the elderly.
[watch video]


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Dr. Iavarone
Dr. Antonio Iavarone
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL


Some Brain Tumors Are Linked to a Gene Defect
By Ron Winslow
July 26, 2012
"A genetic mutation appears to be behind some cases of a common and aggressive brain cancer, researchers at Columbia University said…"
[read more]


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Neurology News

CHARLIE ROSE BRAIN SERIES


Dr. Neil Shneider and other neurological experts appeared on the Charlie Rose Brain Series II Episode 10: "Disorders of Motor Neurons."
[watch video]





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Dr. Claire Riley
Dr. Claire Riley
THE NEW YORK TIMES


Multiple Sclerosis Drug Doesn't Prevent Onset of Disability, Study Finds
By Nicholas Bakalar
July 17, 2012
"The most widely prescribed drug for treating multiple sclerosis has little or no effect on a patient's progression to disability, a new study has found…"
[read more]


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Dr. Kimberly Noble   Dr. Howard Andrews
Dr. Kimberly Noble                      Dr. Howard Andrews
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL


A new study by Dr. Kimberly Noble and Dr. Howard Andrews suggests that "being born even a couple of weeks early can affect a child's math and reading skills…"
[read more]




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Dr. Adam Brickman

FORBES


Vascular Neurology fellow Dr. Jose Gutierrez and colleagues recently "performed a sex-based meta-analysis, seeking to determine if statins yield a similar protective effect on both men and women in preventing recurrent cardiovascular events…"
[read more]




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Olajide Williams
Dr. Olajide Williams
WALL STREET JOURNAL (ASSOCIATED PRESS)


Dr. Olajide Williams' 4th Annual Hip Hop Public Health (HHPH) Summit took place June 16, 2012. Highlights included the on-going success of Dr. Williams' acclaimed Hip Hop H.E.A.L.S. (Healthy Eating And Living in Schools) program and the launch of HHPH's three newest initiatives: Hip Hop F.E.E.T. (Finding Exercise and Energy Thresholds), Hip Hop P.O.P. (Pouring On the Pounds), and Old S.C.H.O.O.L. (Seniors Can Have Optimal Aging and Ongoing Longevity) Hip Hop.


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Dr. Rowland
Dr. Lewis P. Rowland
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NEUROMUSCULAR AND ELECTRODIAGNOSTIC MEDICINE


Lewis P. Rowland, MD, Professor of Neurology and Chairman Emeritus was elected to be an Honorary Member of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (publisher of the journal, Muscle & Nerve).




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Dr. Carl W. Bazil
Dr. Carl W. Bazil
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE


U.S. Commerce Chief Treated for Seizure After Car Accidents
by William McQuillen and James Nash
June 11, 2012

Also covered by BLOOMBERG NEWS: Health Wasn't an Issue During U.S. Commerce Chief's Confirmation.


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Dr. Richard Mayeux
Dr. Richard Mayeux
NEW YORK TIMES


Evening Hours
By Bill Cunningham
June 10, 2012
June 4: The Alzheimer's Association raised $1.525 million at the Pierre. 9. Dr. Nancy Green and Dr. Richard Mayeux.



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Dr. Mitchell S. V. Elkind
Dr. Mitchell S. V. Elkind
UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL


Longer with diabetes, more risk of stroke
June 12, 2012
The risk of stroke among people with diabetes rises depending on how long they have the disease, U.S. researchers found.
[read more]



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Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas
Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas
REUTERS


Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas cautioned the public, in a Reuter's article this week, against "spending a lot of money on [omega-3 fatty acid supplements] without solid evidence they do something." A recent review of medical evidence has shown such supplements to have no comparative benefit on measures of cognition later in life.




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Dr. Stanley Fahn
Dr. Stanley Fahn
CHARLIE ROSE BRAIN


Dr. Stanley Fahn and other neurological experts appeared on the Charlie Rose Brain Series II: "Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and other Prion-based Neurological Disorders."
[watch video]



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Dr. Scott A. Small
Dr. Michael E. Goldberg
THE NEW YORKER


Goings On About Town: Readings and Talks
Entertaining Science
June 10, 2012
Featuring Dr. Michael E. Goldberg




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Dr. James M. Noble
Dr. James M. Noble
ARTS & MINDS


Dr. James Noble, co-founder of the innovative Arts & Minds program, was recently featured on an Uptown Radio segment titled "Fighting Effects of Alzheimer's With Art and Interaction," which explored the potential benefits such programs provide to dementia patients and their caregivers.




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Dr. Edward Huey   Jill Goldman, MS, MPhil
Dr. Edward Huey                          Jill Goldman, MS, MPhil
THE NEW YORK TIMES


Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) is a group of poorly-understood, frequently misdiagnosed brain diseases that can result in drastic personality changes in affected individuals. Columbia Neurology FTD expert Dr. Edward Huey and Genetic Counselor Jill Goldman were recently featured in an in-depth New York Times article titled, "When Illness Makes A Spouse A Stranger," which chronicles one couple's courageous battle with this devastating neurological disorder.

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Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas
Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas
THE NEW YORK TIMES


A new study by Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas has found that consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, plentiful in fish and nuts, is associated with lower blood levels of beta-amyloid protein… read more in The New York Times.
Also covered by HUFFINGTON POST




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Dr. Roy N. Alcalay
Dr. Roy N. Alcalay
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT/HEALTHDAY


Experimental Gel May Help Those With Advanced Parkinson's
by Denise Mann
April 18, 2012
[read more]




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Dr. Lawrence Honig
Dr. Lawrence Honig
NEW YORK TIMES


Dr. Larry Honig authored a review, currently available online in Archives of Neurology, that discusses the application of translational research to both diagnosis and treatment of dementia disorders.





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Dr. Oliver Sacks
Dr. Oliver Sacks
ALIVE INSIDE


Dr. Oliver Sacks is involved in a new documentary titled, Alive Inside, featured in TIME online, which chronicles the "awakening" certain people suffering from Alzheimer's and memory loss experience when presented with music that is meaningful to them. Alive Inside premieres at the Rubin Museum of Art on Wednesday, April 18, with a series of post-screening discussions featuring AD experts Drs. Scott Small (April 18) and Ottavio Arancio (April 20), among others.


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Dr. Roy N. Alcalay
Dr. Roy N. Alcalay
PARKINSON'S DISEASE


Dr. Roy Alcalay was featured in several news reports this week, commenting on a recent study that found newer antidepressants help treat depression in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients without worsening PD symptoms. Dr. Alcalay also spoke with CBS News about another study linking berry consumption with lower risk of Parkinson's disease.



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Dr. Derryl De Vivo
Dr. Derryl C. De Vivo
ABC NEWS


Dr. Darryl C. De Vivo spoke with ABC News this week about the nature of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), as part of a tragic story of how this rare, devastating genetic disorder can sometimes be mistaken for child abuse by untrained professionals.
[read more]




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Dr. Salvatore DiMauro
Dr. Salvatore DiMauro
NIH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON LECTURE SERIES (WALS)


Dr. DiMauro was the featured speaker at the prestigious NIH Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series (WALS) this week. View Dr. DiMauro's lecture online: Mitochondrial DNA: Prometheus' Gift or Pandora's Box?





neurology news

Dr. Roy N. Alcalay   Dr. Karen Marder   Dr. Caccappolo
Dr. Roy Alcalay                          Dr. Karen Marder                             Dr. Elise Caccappolo
Drs. Roy Alcalay, Karen Marder, Elise Caccappolo and colleagues examined the neuropsychological profiles of glucocerebrosidase (GBA) mutation carriers with early-onset Parkinson's disease (PD) in participants from the Consortium on Risk for Early Onset PD Study (CORE-PD). Their results, published online this week in Neurology, showed that GBA mutation status may be an independent risk factor for cognitive impairment in patients with PD.

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Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas   Dr. Mitchell S. V. Elkind
Dr. Joshua Willey                          Dr. Mitchell S. V. Elkind
Drs. Joshua Willey and Mitchell Elkind examined whether Hispanic ethnicity was associated with a lower risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), coronary death (CD), and vascular death (VD) in a large, prospective cohort study of Caribbean Hispanics from the Northern Manhattan Study (NOMAS). Recently published online in the Annals of Epidemiology, their results showed that, despite a higher burden of cardiovascular risk factors, Hispanics were at lower risk of CD and VD, though not nonfatal MI, compared to non-Hispanic whites.

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Dr. Scott A. Small
Dr. Scott A. Small
JOURNAL OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE


Dr. Scott Small and colleagues from Neurology and the Taub Institute examined the association of depressive symptoms, antidepressant use and brain volumes on MRI, in a large cohort of nondemented, elderly individuals from the Washington/Hamilton Heights-Inwood Columbia Aging Project (WHICAP). Their results, currently published online in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, suggest that late life depression is associated with more global brain atrophy, more atrophy of the hippocampus, and more white matter lesions, mainly driven by antidepressant use.
[read more]
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Dr. Karen Marder
Dr. Karen Marder
NEUROLOGY


Dr. Karen Marder co-authored a study, published in the March 6th edition of Neurology, that has dismissed a significant role for the normal allele CAG repeat length in modifying age at onset of motor manifestations in Huntington's disease. These findings indicate that the expanded allele CAG repeat length is not only the initial trigger of HD pathogenesis but also the predominant factor determining the rate of process that leads to motor onset.
[read more]

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Dr. Roy N. Alcalay
Dr. Derek J. Chong
THE NEW YORK TIMES


Dr. Derek Chong was featured in the New York Times this week, commenting on a recent study that suggests surgery, soon after antiepileptic drug therapy has failed, may be the best approach for patients with uncontrolled epilepsy.
[read more]




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Dr. Roy N. Alcalay
Dr. Roy N. Alcalay
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT


Dr. Roy Alcalay was featured in a U.S. News & World Report article this week, commenting on a recent study that found younger people using cholesterol-lowering drugs were less likely to develop Parkinson's disease.
[read more]




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Dr. Eric R. Kandel
Dr. Eric R. Kandel
THE NEW YORK TIMES


A Quest to Understand How Memory Works
by Claudia Dreifus
March 5, 2012
At 82, the Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist Dr. Eric R. Kandel is still constantly coming up with new ideas for research. This winter, he has been working on a project that he hopes will lead to a new class of drugs for treating schizophrenia. [read more]


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CBS New York

Eye On New York: Sleeping Pills
Dr. Derek Chong speaks with CBS 2's Dana Tyler about sleeping pill use.
March 4, 2012

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Dr. Mitchell S. V. Elkind
Dr. Mitchell S. V. Elkind
A recent study by Dr. Mitchell Elkind showed that the risk of stroke increased 70 percent in people with diabetes for less than five years; 80 percent in people with diabetes for five to 10 years; and three-fold in people with diabetes for 10 years or more.
Covered by BOSTON GLOBE, MARKETWATCH.COM, and US NEWS & WORLD REPORT





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CBS

New Study Finds Big Risk For Sleeping Pills
Featuring Dr. Carl W. Bazil
February 28, 2012
[read more]

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Dr. Scott A. Small
Dr. Scott A. Small
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS


Alzheimer's Path Found by Columbia Researchers
by Heidi Evans
February 13, 2012
[read more]




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Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas   Dr. Mitchell S. V. Elkind   Dr. Bernadette Boden-Albala
Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas                 Dr. Mitchell S. V. Elkind             Dr. Bernadette Boden-Albala
Drs. Nikolaos Scarmeas, Mitchell S. V. Elkind, and Bernadette Boden-Albala co-authored a study, led by colleagues from the University of Miami, which examined the association between a Mediterranean-style diet (MeDI) and White Matter Hyperintensity Volume (WMHV) in participants from the NOMAS cohort. The results, published in the current issue of Archives of Neurology and widely-reported, link a MeDI with lower WMHV and suggest that even modest adherence to MeDI principles may be associated with reduced risk for vascular outcomes.

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Dr. Roy Alcalay   Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas
Dr. Roy Alcalay                             Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas
Drs. Roy Alcalay, Nikolaos Scarmeas, and others from Neurology and Taub Institute found Mediterranean-style diet adherence to be associated with reduced odds for Parkinson's disease (PD). Their study, currently published in an online version of Movement Disorders, also suggests an association between higher MeDI adherence and later PD age at onset.
[read more]



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Dr. Yaakov Stern
Dr. Yaakov Stern
SHARPBRAINS.COM


Dr. Yaakov Stern discussed his thoughts and studies on "Brain Reserve, Exercise, Cognitive Training, Angry Birds, YMCA and more," on SharpBrains.com this week.
[read more]





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Dr. Scott A. Small
Dr. Scott A. Small
CHARLIE ROSE


Dr. Scott Small on recent developments in Alzheimer's
February 3, 2012
[watch video]





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Dr. Scott A. Small
Dr. Scott A. Small
HEALTHDAY


Mouse Study Suggests Alzheimer's Spreads Through Brain Like an Infection
by Margaret Farley Steele and Steven Reinberg
February 2, 2012
[read more]




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Dr. Scott A. Small
Dr. Scott A. Small
THE NEW YORK TIMES


Path Is Found for the Spread of Alzheimer's
by Gina Kolata
February 1, 2012
[read more]
Also covered by BOSTON GLOBE and SIDNEY MORNING HERALD



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Dr. Scott A. Small
Dr. Scott A. Small
REUTERS


Study Gives New Clues on How Alzheimer's Spreads
by Julie Steenhuysen
February 1, 2012
[read more]
Also covered by FOX NEWS, MSNBC, and BALTIMORE SUN



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Dr. Adam M. Brickman
Dr. Adam M. Brickman
VOICE OF AMERICA


Silent Strokes Tied to Memory Loss Among Older Adults
by Melinda Smith
January 31, 2012
[read more]
[watch video]
[read the article]
Also covered by USA TODAY: Silent strokes' linked to memory loss in elderly.

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Dr. Dale C. Hesdorffer
Dr. Dale C. Hesdorffer
Dale C. Hesdorffer, PhD analyzed generalized tonic-clonic seizure (GTCS) and antiepileptic drug (AED) therapy data concurrently to evaluate the association of both with an increased risk for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Co-authored by Dr. W. Allen Hauser, the study showed that none of the AEDs considered, as monotherapy or polytherapy, were associated with increased SUDEP risk when GTCS frequency was taken into account, suggesting that GTCS frequency, and not AEDs, increases the risk of this tragic outcome.
[read more]


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Dr. Stephan A. Mayer
Dr. Stephan A. Mayer
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL


Stricken Senator Makes Progress
by Thomas M. Burton
January 25, 2012
[read more]




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Dr. John C. M. Brust
Dr. John C. M. Brust
CHARLIE ROSE


Charlie Rose Brain Series 2: Agnosias
January 20, 2012
[watch video]





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Dr. Manly
Dr. Jennifer J. Manly
ASSOCIATED PRESS


US wants effective Alzheimer's treatment by 2025
by Lauran Neergaard
January 18, 2012
[read more]




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Dr. Ford
Dr. Blair Ford
ASSOCIATED PRESS


Ali still the Greatest as he celebrates 70th
by Tim Dahlberg
January 16, 2012
[read more]




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Dr. Ford
Dr. Blair Ford
THE LANCET NEUROLOGY


Subthalamic deep brain stimulation with a constant-current device in Parkinson's disease: an open-label randomised controlled trial
January 11, 2012
Dr. Blair Ford has been studying the effects of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in patients with advanced Parkinson's disease, as part of a controlled, multicenter trial involving 15 clinical sites nationwide. The results, published in an online version of The Lancet Neurology last week, show nearly a threefold increase in periods of effective symptom control among subjects who received DBS compared to those that did not. [read more]

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Dr. Roy N. Alcalay
Dr. Roy N. Alcalay
MSNBC.com


Homicide no longer a top cause of death in U.S.
by JoNel Aleccia
January 11, 2012
[read more]




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Dr. Carl W. Bazil
Dr. Carl W. Bazil
NEW YORK-PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL


Lost Sleep, More Risk
January 4, 2012
[read more]





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Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas
Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas
THE NATION


Foods that may help save your memory
[read more]






Also covered by NPR ONLINE: Is There Really Such A Thing As Brain Food?

 

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