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DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGY IN THE NEWS: 2015




Dr. Carl W. Bazil
Dr. Andrew B. Lassman
MEDPAGE TODAY


Brain Cancer: Did '60 Minutes' Report Raise False Hope?
By Shara Yurkiewicz, MD
"A glioblastoma therapy touted in a '60 Minutes' report that aired Sunday evening, focusing on the use of the polio virus to treat glioblastoma, isnít a particularly new idea and results are still unpublished -- but some oncologists are worried that patients might not have gotten that message…" [read more]


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Dr. Andrew J. Westwood
Dr. Andrew J. Westwood
CRAIN'S NEW YORK BUSINESS


Sleeping their way to the top: Slumber habits of successful 40s
By Yoona Ha
March 31, 2015
"'You see many successful companies like Google and Apple displacing the sleep machismo attitude with the thought that employees are most productive when they are well rested,' said Andrew Westwood, MD…" [read more]


neurology news

ABC News
Senate Special Committee on Aging: Finding an Alzheimer's Cure
Dr. Richard Mayeux, chair of the Department of Neurology and co-director of the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain at Columbia University Medical Center, comments on the recent Senate Special Committee on Aging: Finding an Alzheimer's Cure.

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Dr. Andrew J. Westwood
Dr. Andrew J. Westwood
THE HUFFINGTON POST


How to Change Sleeping Patterns
What Is Melatonin And Should You Really Take It For Sleep?
By Zahra Barnes
"Melatonin is key in regulating your body's internal clock, also known as your circadian rhythm, says Andrew Westwood, MD…" [read more]



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Dr. Andrew J. Westwood
Dr. Andrew J. Westwood
eHOW


How to Change Sleeping Patterns
By Sylvie Tremblay
"Chronic sleep deprivation poses a serious health hazard, upping your risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and depression. We asked top sleep experts how to develop a healthy sleep cycle…" [read more]



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CUMC neurology news
 
CUMC


Medicine and Science in the Spotlight at the 2015 Oscars
February 24, 2015
"Three of the most successful movies at this year's Oscars featured strong medicine and science narratives…" [read more]




neurology news

Dr. Hiroshi Mitsumoto
Dr. Neil Shneider
CUMC


New ALS Gene and Signaling Pathways Identified
February 19, 2015
"Using advanced DNA sequencing methods, researchers have identified a new gene that is associated with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)…" [read more]




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Dr. Hiroshi Mitsumoto
Dr. Hiroshi Mitsumoto
THE BERNARDSVILLE NEWS


Bernards Township woman's book launch draws crowd
Dr. Hiroshi Mitsumoto, director of the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig MDA/ALS Research Center at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, who diagnosed Shah, said patients often ask him how long they have to live, and "I say, as long as you want." [read more]



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Dr. Elkind   
Dr. Mitchell S. V. Elkind                Dr. Ayesha Sherzai
U.S.NEWS


Mediterranean Diet May Lower Stroke Risk, Study Finds
By Robert Preidt
February 12, 2015
"A Mediterranean diet may reduce your risk of one type of stroke, new research suggests…" [read more]



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AHAScienceNews


California Teacher's Study Suggests a Plant-based Diet Protects against Stroke
February 12, 2015
Ayesha Sherzai, MD, primary investigator, provides an overview of the findings of the "Mediterranean Diet and Incidence of Stroke in the California Teacher's Study," which she presented at the International Stroke Conference 2015 in Nashville, TN.


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Dr. Scott A. Small
Dr. Scott A. Small
COLUMBIA NEWS


Unraveling the Complex Puzzle of Alzheimer's Disease
November 12, 2014
"Scott Small, director of Columbia's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, the Boris and Rose Katz Professor of Neurology, discusses what is known and what's yet to be discovered, about the disease…" [read more]



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Dr. Gutierrez
Dr. Jose Gutierrez
MEDICALRESEARCH.COM


Hardening of Aorta Linked To Poor Cognitive Performance
January 19, 2015
"Arterial stiffness, particularly of the aorta, has gained interest among researchers as predictors of vascular disease and worse cognition, but it is not clear whether arterial stiffness in the absence of traditional definition of vascular disease may be associated with worse cognition…" [read more]


neurology news

CUMC neurology news
 
CUMC


Brain Bank Fuels Neuroscience Research
January 15, 2015
"Beneath NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, tucked within a labyrinthine network of corridors, is the New York Brain Bank, a key research resource for the study of neurodegeneration." [read more]



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Dr. Elkind
Dr. Mitchell S. V. Elkind
CUMC


Elite CORPS: New Neurology Division to Track Outcomes
January 5, 2015
"Dr. Elkind, professor of neurology in P&S and of epidemiology in the Mailman School of Public Health, is founding director of the Division of Clinical Outcomes Research and Population Sciences (Neuro CORPS), one of the nation's first such divisions…" [read more]



 

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