Scientists at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons present the most definitive evidence to date that the human brain makes new neurons throughout life.
The benefits of education are often framed in terms of the short-term future, i.e., employment. But research finds a future benefit, too: staving off late-life cognitive decline.
Fellows from more than 40 countries spent a week at Mailman, applying design thinking to several health challenges.
The gift funds a program that helps 1,200 young New Yorkers each year finish high school and enter college.
In adulthood, education better predicts physical and mental capacity—even life expectancy—than does age.
Columbia is part of a new consortium to identify rare genetic variants that may protect against, or contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.