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DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGY IN THE NEWS: 2014




COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER


What You Need to Know: Alzheimer's Disease
April 18, 2014
Dr. Richard Mayeux dispels common misconceptions, and explains the basics, about Alzheimer's disease.


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Dr. Scott A. Small
Dr. Scott A. Small
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER


Aging and the Changing Landscape of Memory
April 9, 2014
"We now know that the dentate gyrus is important for a particular kind of memory called pattern separation, which allows us to distinguish things that are similar, like faces, but also clearly distinct," says Dr. Small [read more]



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Dr. Scott A. Small
Dr. Scott A. Small
TIME


Exercise Powers the Body – and the Mind
April 7, 2014
"They used to say you don't grow new brain cells. They were wrong." [read more]





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WNYC: The Brian Lehrer Show

Family Meeting: Sleep
April 2, 2014
Dr. Carl W. Bazil


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CBS

Seen At 11: Insomnia May Be A 24-Hour Condition, Research Shows
April 1, 2014
Dr. Carl W. Bazil

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Dr. Carl W. Bazil
Dr. Carl W. Bazil
WNYC


Six Facts That Will Change The Way You Think About Sleep in New York
March 31, 2014
"If you sleep fewer than seven hours per night, you get sick more. In fact, "you have three times the risk of contracting a cold compared with those who slept at least 8 hours per night," according to Dr. Carl W. Bazil, director of the division of epilepsy and sleep at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center."
[read more]

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CBS

Seen At 11: Position Yourself For A Good Night's Sleep
March 24, 2014
Dr. Carl W. Bazil

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Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas
Dr. Joshua Willey
REUTERS


Slightly elevated blood pressure also tied to strokes
March 12, 2014
"People with blood pressure that is elevated but not enough to be considered "high" are still at an increased risk for strokes, according to a new analysis…" [read more]




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Dr. Adam Brickman
Dr. Jack Grinband
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER


Ever-So-Slight Delay Improves Decision-Making Accuracy
March 7, 2014
"Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have found that decision-making accuracy can be improved by postponing…" [read more]




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Dr. Kimberly Noble
Dr. Kimberly Noble
THE ECONOMIST


In the beginning was the word
February 21, 2014
"The more parents talk to their children, the faster those children's vocabularies grow and the better their intelligence develops…" [read more]




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Dr. Yaakov Stern
Dr. Yaakov Stern
CHICAGO TRIBUNE


Science refreshes its view of aging
February 18, 2014
"Scientists also addressed the need to stay mentally active. Symptoms of cognitive decline appear later in people with more "cognitive reserve," said Yaakov Stern…" [read more]



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NEWYORK-PRESBYTERIAN

Amazing Things Are Happening Here
Dr. Cigdem I. Akman


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Olajide Williams
Dr. Olajide Williams
REUTERS


Kids learn to shoot down stroke with video game
By Ronnie Cohen
February 6, 2014
"A doctor who generally advises children to turn off electronic devices urges them to play "Stroke Hero," a video game that teaches kids to identify stroke symptoms and summon help…" [read more]


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Dr. Serge Przedborski
Dr. Serge Przedborski
HEALTH NEWS DIGEST


Toxin from Brain Cells Triggers Neuron Loss in Human ALS Model
February 6, 2014
"In most cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, 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, Columbia researchers reported…" [read more]


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Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas
Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas
TODAY'S DIETITON


The Mediterranean Diet and Cognition
By Lindsey Getz
February 4, 2014
"Growing evidence suggests that following this eating pattern may improve memory and prevent neurodegenerative disease…" [read more]



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Dr. Fabio M. Iwamoto
Dr. Fabio M. Iwamoto
THE TOWERLIGHT


Doctors, kids throw punches for cancer
By Stephanie G-Munguia
February 2, 2014
"Dr. Iwamoto, along with pathologists and other researchers, follows many cases that deal with brain cancer in order to find a cure or at least medication…" [read more]



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Dr. Carl W. Bazil
Dr. Carl W. Bazil
THE NEW YORK TIMES


Taking a Restful Position
January 27, 2014
"Is it best to sleep on your back, side or stomach?"
[read more]
Also covered by Charlotteobserver.com



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Dr. Kimberly Noble
Dr. Christopher E. Henderson
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER


Study Identifies Gene Tied to Motor Neuron Loss in ALS
January 22, 2014
"Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have identified a gene, called matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), that appears to play a major role in motor neuron degeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)…" [read more]



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Dr. Carl W. Bazil
Dr. Carl W. Bazil
THE NEW YORK TIMES


A Mental Alarm Clock
January 13, 2014
"Why do I wake up at exactly the same time every night, without any stimulus?"
[read more]




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Dr. Scott A. Small
Dr. Scott A. Small
HUFFINGTON POST


Is It Alzheimer's?
By Richard W. Besdine, M.D.
January 9, 2013
"…neurologist Scott Small, M.D., Ph.D., a Beeson scholar and recipient of a Hartford/AFAR Collaborative Research Award, published direct scientific evidence of the neurological difference between memory loss and Alzheimer's." [read more]


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TEDMED CUMC

"Can 5th graders teach their parents about stroke?…"
Dr. Olajide Williams speaks at CUMC's second TEDMED.



 

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