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


The Science Behind Reported 'Twilight' Seizures featuring Dr. Carl W. Bazil
December 28, 2011
[watch video]





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Dr. Randolph Marshall
Dr. Randolph S. Marshall
NPR


Experimental Magnetic Pulses May Help Heal A Brain After Stroke
by Jon Hamilton
December 15, 2011
[read more]




Also covered by:
USA Today: Brain stimulation may help some stroke patients. By Steven Reinberg December 16, 2011

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Dr. Oliver Sacks
Dr. Oliver Sacks
NPR


Treating Stress, Speech Disorders With Music
Talk of the Nation with Ira Flatow
December 16, 2011
[listen to the story / read transcript]




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Dr. Darryl C. De Vivo   Dr. Claudia Chiriboga
Dr. Darryl C. De Vivo                Dr. Claudia Chiriboga
FIRST-EVER CLINICAL TRIAL IN A HUMAN WITH SMA


Dr. Darryl C. De Vivo, Dr. Claudia Chiriboga (PI), and the Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Clinical Research Center team achieved a major milestone this week, conducting the first-ever clinical trial in a human with SMA. The study involves intrathecally dosing SMA patients with a promising antisense oligonucleotide therapeutic that has been found, preclinically, to modify this devastating pediatric disease by altering the splicing defect in the SMN2 gene. Columbia is the first of four sites to conduct this trial, and is currently the only site that is actively recruiting. Dr. Chiriboga plans to dose five more SMA patients in the coming months.

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NIH rankings
NIH RANKINGS


The NIH rankings are out; Columbia Neurology is ranked #3 in the nation for NIH-funded research, up from #5 last year! Faculty members ranked among the top funded investigators include Drs. Richard Mayeux, Robert Burke, Randy Marshall, Michio Hirano, Elan Louis, Yaakov Stern, Jennifer Manly, and Salvatore DiMauro.




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


To Sleep on the Subway, Maybe, but to Dream? Poor Chance featuring Dr. Carl W. Bazil
by Christine Haughney
December 7, 2011
[read more]




Also covered by:
Village Voice: Sleeping on the Subway Is Not Particularly Restful, Reports the New York Times. By Jen Doll December 8, 2011
ABC News: Sleeping on the Train May Offer Some Benefit. By Mikaela Conley December 9, 2011
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Columbia University Medical Center
NEUROLOGY


A landmark natural history study led by Drs. Darryl C. De Vivo, Salvatore DiMauro, Petra Kaufmann, and NI colleagues, shows a measurable decline in clinical and imaging outcomes for patients with MELAS carrying the mitochondrial DNA m.3243A>G mutation.
[read more]



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Dr. Elan D. Louis
Dr. Elan D. Louis
P&S FIVE IN FIVE SERIES


Elan Louis, MD, MS, Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology answers questions on "the essentials of essential tremor" in the most recent P&S Five in Five series.
[watch the video]




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Dr. Edward Huey   Jill Goldman, MS, MPhil
Dr. Edward Huey                          Jill Goldman, MS, MPhil
CME PROGRAM


Edward Huey, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology and Jill Goldman, MS, MPhil, Genetic Counselor, both in the Taub Institute, are co-directing a CME program, "Is it Alzheimer's Disease or Frontotemporal Degeneration? An Update on Diagnosis, Management, and Research," on Monday, December 12, 12:15-4:45 PM, in the NI Auditorium.
[register here]

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Dr. David Sulzer
Dr. David Sulzer
JPB FOUNDATION GRANTS


David Sulzer, PhD, Professor of Neurobiology in Neurology, Pharmacology and Psychiatry was awarded two new grants from the JPB Foundation (formerly The Picower Foundation). Both projects, "Mechanisms of Substantia Nigra Neuronal Death in Parkinson's Disease" and "Mechanisms of Parkinson's Disease Pathogenesis" seek an explanation as to why substantia nigra (SN) neurons die in Parkinson's disease and why this process increases with age, to provide insight toward developing clinical approaches.

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Dr. Scott A. Small
Dr. Scott A. Small
Scott Small, MD, Professor of Neurology in the Taub Institute and Sergievsky Center and colleagues have reviewed recent neuroimaging findings that indicate common brain disorders, from Alzheimer's disease and cognitive ageing to schizophrenia and depression, differentially target distinct functional and molecular subregions of the hippocampus, suggesting a unified pathophysiological framework of hippocampal dysfunction.
[read more]



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CUMC event
CUMC PARKINSON'S DISEASE FOUNDATION SYMPOSIUM


On Tuesday, October 4th, CUMC held a Parkinson's Disease Foundation Symposium to thank the PDF for its philanthropic support and highlight our achievements in Parkinson's research. Thanks to Dean Goldman, Dr. Asa Abelovich, Dr. Roy Alcalay, Dr. Bob Burke, Dr. Stan Fahn, Dr. Oren Levy, Dr. Karen Marder, and Dr. David Sulzer for their participation.


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Dr. Karen Marder
Dr. Karen Marder
NINDS NeuroNEXT PROJECT


Karen Marder, MD, MPH, Sally Kerlin Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry was appointed as one of three site investigators to serve on the Executive Committee of the NINDS NeuroNEXT project. The NeuroNEXT network of 25 sites nationwide, including Columbia in partnership with Weill-Cornell, will provide a standardized, accessible infrastructure to facilitate rapid development and implementation of protocols in adult and pediatric neurological disorders.


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Dr. Hiroshi Mitsumoto
Dr. Hiroshi Mitsumoto
MDA'S WINGS OVER WALL STREET GALA


The MDA's Wings Over Wall Street gala event raised over $500,000, some of which will be used by the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig MDA/ALS Center for Dr. Hiroshi Mitsumoto's research.





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Dr. Hiroshi Mitsumoto
Dr. Hiroshi Mitsumoto
INTERNATIONAL ALS CONFERENCE


Dr. Mitsumoto, Wesley J. Howe Professor of Neurology, led the 2nd International ALS Conference at the Tarrytown HouseEstate & Conference Center in Tarrytown on September 6th – 9th. This unique, discussion–based conference brought together 150 of the world's greatest minds in ALS to promote clinical, patient-oriented research into pathogenesis and causes of ALS. Dr. Mitsumoto plans to follow–up this accomplishment with a supplement in the Annals of Neurology.


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Dr. Salvatore DiMauro
Dr. Salvatore DiMauro
UNIVERSITY OF PADOVA (PADUA)


Dr. DiMauro, Lucy G. Moses Professor of Neurology and Director Emeritus of the H. Houston Merritt Clinical Research Center, has been invited by the University of Padova (Padua), one of the oldest and most prestigious medical schools in the world, to present a special Morgagni Lecture on "Mitochondrial Medicine" this Saturday, September 17th. The occasion of this special lecture series is the 300th Anniversary of Giovanni Battista Morgagni's inaugural speech at Padua, and the 250th Anniversary of the publication of his seminal textbook, "De Sedibus," which established Morgagni as the founder of anatomical pathology. Congratulations on this distinguished honor.
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Dr. Derryl De Vivo
Dr. Derryl De Vivo
WASHINGTON POST/BLOOMBERG


Mogul Using $100 Million in Race to Cure Daughter Lures Novartis
September 7, 2011
[read more]





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Dr. Oliver Sacks
Dr. Oliver Sacks
PBS CHARLIE ROSE


A rebroadcast of Charlie Rose Brain Series Episode Twelve: Creative Brain
by Robert Langreth and Alex Nussbaum
September 5, 2011
[read more]




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Neurology News

THE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL INVESTIGATION

September 1, 2011

Dr. Neil Shneider, Assistant Professor of Neurology, has co-authored a study led by Brian McCabe, PhD, Assistant Professor of Physiology & Cellular Biophysics and Neuroscience, which demonstrates that two genes associated with familial ALS function together to support the longevity of motor neurons.
[read more]


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Neurology News

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Dr. Jennifer Manly, Associate Professor of Neuropsychology in Neurology and the Taub Institute has been invited to serve on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services non-federal Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services, as part of the National Alzheimer's Project Act.
[read more]



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Dr. Stephan A. Mayer
Dr. Stephan A. Mayer
Los Angeles Times


Therapeutic hypothermia: Keeping cool in emergencies
Inducing hypothermia during medical emergencies gains ground
More than one way to cool a patient
by Amber Dance
August 22, 2011



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Dr. Asa Abeliovich
Dr. Asa Abeliovich
CELL


Directed Conversion of Alzheimer's Disease Patient Skin Fibroblasts into Functional Neurons
August 5, 2011
[read more]




Also covered by:
Los Angeles Times: Creating nerve cells from skin cells offers Alzheimer's insights. August 4, 2011
Nature: Cell biology: Alzheimer's in a dish. August 10, 2011

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


CDC: Strokes Rise Among Pregnant Women, New Moms
by Marilynn Marchione
July 28, 2011
[read more]




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Dr. Dousmanis
Dr. Athanasios G. Dousmanis
THE NEW YORK TIMES


What Migraines? New Yorkers Defend Their High Heels
by Matt Flegenheimer
July 25, 2011
[read more]




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Dr. Oliver Sacks
Dr. Oliver Sacks
THE NEW YORK TIMES


Oliver Sacks
by Kate Murphy
July 16, 2011
[read more]




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Dr. Dousmanis
Jill Goldman, MS, MPhil, CGC
ALZHEIMER RESEARCH FORUM


Formal Guidelines Issued for Alzheimer's Genetic Testing
July 15, 2011
[read more]





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Dr. Serge Przedborski   Dr. Eric A. Schon
Dr. Serge Przedborski                  Dr. Eric A. Schon
NEURON

Mitochondria: The Next (Neurode) Generation

Dr. Serge Przedborski and Dr. Eric Schon's recent Neuron article entitled, "Mitochondria: The Next (Neurode) Generation," suggests a new explanation for the role of mitochondria in neurodegenerative disease.
[read more]


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Dr. Stanley Fahn   Dr. Serge Przedborski
Dr. Stanley Fahn                            Dr. Serge Przedborski
JOURNAL OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE


An article in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Parkinson's Disease ranks Dr. Stan Fahn and Dr. Serge Przedborski among the top 20 most cited Parkinson's investigators in the world since 1985. Dr. Richard Mayeux, Dr. Lucien J. Côté and Dr. Karen Marder also make the list.
[read more]


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Dr. Timothy A. Pedley
Dr. Timothy A. Pedley
AAN


News from the AAN Annual Meeting: Optogenetics: Controlling Brain Circuits by Flipping on a Light
by Richard Robinson
Expert Commentary by Dr. Timothy A. Pedley
July 7, 2011
[read more]


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Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas
Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas
ABC NEWS


Olive Oil Protects Against Stroke
by Crystal Phend
June 16, 2011
[read more]




Also covered by CBSNews.com, MSNBC.com, and Reuters: Olive oil lovers show lower stroke risk.

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Dr. Joshua Z. Willey
Dr. Joshua Z. Willey
USA TODAY


Strenuous exercise may protect brain
by Janice Lloyd
June 9, 2011
[read more]




Also covered by ABC news (video) and Reuters: Silent strokes less common in physically fit.

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

Letter to the Editor

A Portrait of the Ravages of Alzheimer's
by Scott A. Small
May 29, 2011
[read more]



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Dr. Serge Przedborski
Dr. Serge Przedborski
NEUROLOGY TODAY


New from the AAN Annual Meeting: The Search is On for an Astrocytic Protein Implicated in ALS
by Richard Robinson
May 19, 2011
[read more]



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


The brain's amazing potential for recovery
by Elizabeth Landau
May 5, 2011
[read more]




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Dr. Scott A. Small
Dr. Scott A. Small
AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY


Podcast: The Aging Brain: An Owner's Manual (Part 3)
April 22, 2011
[read more]





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Dr. Scott A. Small
Dr. Scott A. Small
CNN.COM


Why it's harder to multitask as you get older
by Elizabeth Landau
April 11, 2011
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Dr. Richard Mayeux
Dr. Richard Mayeux
NEW YORK TIMES


Vast Gene Study Yields Insights on Alzheimer's
by Gina Kolata
April 4, 2011
[read more]





Also covered by:
Columbia University Medial Center: Alzheimer's Disease Consortium Identifies Four New Genes for Alzheimer's Disease Risk.

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Dr. Scott A. Small
Dr. Scott A. Small
PBS/AARP: INSIDE E STREET


Gray Matters: Rewiring the Aging Brain
March 1, 2011
[read more]





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CNN: Interview with Dr. Stephan A. Mayer
Brain surgeons optimistic for Giffords

Posted by Steve Frank - Digital Producer
January 24, 2011

CNN Interview with Dr. Stephan A. Mayer. Brain Surgeons optimistic for Giffords January 24 2011
[watch the interview]

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


Doctors See Positive Signs as Key Test Looms
by Tamara Audi and Thomas M. Burton
January 15, 2011
[read more]




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TIME: NEW HOPE FOR BRAIN TRAUMA VICTIMS

by Alice Park



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Dr. Stephan A. Mayer
Dr. Stephan A. Mayer
ASSOCIATED PRESS


Major milestone: Wounded Giffords moves arms, legs
January 14, 2011
[read more]





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


Brain at Risk Despite Quick Aid
by Thomas M. Burton
January 10, 2011
[read more]




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Dr. Stephan A. Mayer
Dr. Stephan A. Mayer
NY DAILY NEWS


Why is Rep. Gabrielle Gifford being kept in medically induced coma by docs?
by Rosemary Black
January 11, 2011
[read more]




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Dr. Yaakov Stern
Dr. Yaakov Stern
NEWSWEEK


Can You Build a Better Brain?
by Sharon Begley
January 3, 2011
[read more]




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Dr. Richard Mayeux Discusses New Alzheimer's Genes


Dr. Richard Mayeux
















 

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