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Hypertension Medications Which Help Ward off Memory Loss

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Continuing all this week, National Public Radio’s “Academic Minute” series features a UCI expert. This Friday, tune in to hear Jean K. Ho, postdoctoral scholar at the UCI Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, who studies how hypertension medications help ward off memory loss. Learn More At NPR’s Academic Minute: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/564572329/the-academic-minute You Can Also Listen On Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/1060078714 Related posts: UCI MIND and AlzOC present free online conference on Alzheimer’s disease Panel of experts from around the nation to give updates on what is the third leading cause of death in Orange County. UCI MIND and Alzheimer’s Orange County…

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Two UCI researchers examine the ethical implications involved in enrollment into clinical trials

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Autosomal Dominant Neurodegenerative Diseases (ADND) like Huntington’s disease and the rare form of inherited early onset Alzheimer’s disease are particularly challenging brain disorders, in part because they often begin at an early age. UCI MIND researchers, Drs. Sarah Hernandez (Thompson Lab) and Lindsay Hohsfield (Green Lab) recently published a perspective article in the Journal of Translational Medicine on the added scientific and ethical issues that should be considered when enrolling participants of child-bearing potential into ADND prevention clinical trials. To better understand their unique perspective on this topic read their paper > To learn more about this rare inherited form…

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What do I do if I suspect that I have a memory problem?

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  Join Neuropsychologist Dr. Michelle McDonnell on Thursday, Oct 21 @ 12 PM PT for a live discussion and Q&A on what to do if you suspect that you have a #memory problem. Bring your questions! See you Thursday on: Facebook YouTube Related posts: COVID-19 Vaccine Community Information Panel Join UCI School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences on Thursday, February 11th for a community information session with their Scientists & Pharmacists to learn the basics about COVID-19 Vaccines and what to expect as they become more widely available. Registration links below! Can’t make it on February 11th? Join them… Sex…

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UCI Takes a Unique Approach to Researching Orange County’s Third-Leading Cause of Death

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Related posts: New insights from study of people age 90 and above … CBS2/KCAL9 interviews Dr. David Sultzer on Music, Memory & Tony Bennett UCI MIND Clinical Research Director David Sultzer, MD was featured on CBS2/KCAL9 to discuss Tony Bennett’s recent Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis and how music and memory are intertwined. Watch the video above or learn more at KCAL9.   News coverage: CBS Los Angeles YouTube CBS Los Angeles OneNewsPage.us… Leslie Thompson Tackles Huntington’s Disease One Gene at a Time The UCI professor has dedicated her career to finding answers to a rare genetic disease’s most crucial questions. An…

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A Q&A With Dr. Elizabeth Head On Her Latest Research

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The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement – WAM spoke to University of California, Irvine’s Dr. Elizabeth Head about her latest research into the link between #Alzheimers and #DownSyndrome. Learn more about her study funded through the UCI MIND WAM Initiative. WAM: Why are we studying Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down syndrome? Is there a link? Dr. Head: Within the Down syndrome population, 95% of people have a full extra copy of chromosome 21. This chromosome contains a gene that is responsible for making the beta-amyloid protein that clumps together to form amyloid plaques in the brain, which is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s…

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UCI MIND graduate student Marina Ritchie Awarded Best Virtual Student Poster at AAIC 2021

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Congratulations to UC Irvine Neurobiology and Behavior graduate student, Marina Ritchie for receiving the award for Best Virtual Student Poster in the theme of Drug Development at this year’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference #AAIC2021! Her poster, on “Estimating attrition in mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment clinical trials,” excellently conveyed her research to the judges and attendees at the esteemed conference earlier this year. As a 3rd year graduate student in the labs of Drs. Josh Grill and Daniel Gillen, Marina’s research focuses on identifying means to improve recruitment, retention and overall study design in Alzheimer’s disease and related…

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Neuroscientists Find How Associative Memories Are Made

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Neuroscientists have reportedly found how associative memories are made. The ability to be able to remember relationships that are made between unrelated items like odor and location, songs and events, is known as associative memory. The University of California, Irvine’s neuroscientists, have reportedly discovered some specific types of neurons within the brain’s memory center that are responsible for acquiring brand new associative memories. The findings of the study were reportedly published in the journal Nature, as also seen in news-medical.net. Psychologists reportedly started studying associative memory as early as the 1800s. Scientists now agree that the structures that are responsible…

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UCI MIND researchers awarded a prestigious training grant

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UCI MIND’s Drs. Elizabeth Head and Joshua Grill and a core group of faculty members were recently awarded a prestigious National Institute on Aging T32 training grant to help recruit and prepare the next generation of predoctoral and postdoctoral scientists to study Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The training grant will support several promising early stage scientists for a renewable one-year appointment, as they learn from UCI MIND’s renowned faculty. Related posts: Cartographers of the brain Contributed by UCI News: UCI’s Center for Neural Circuit Mapping is redrawing our understanding of mechanisms underlying several common disorders by Ian Anzlowar, UCI…

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World Alzheimer’s Day 2021

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Today is #WorldAlzheimersDay. Help UCI MIND work towards an end to Alzheimer’s disease by: Advocating – share https://www.mind.uci.edu with your friends to spread the word Donating – give at https://www.mind.uci.edu/donate because every dollar helps us get closer to a cure Participating – join https://c2c.uci.edu to help advance research #KnowDementia #KnowAlzheimers

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MIND Matters | Quarterly Newsletter | Summer 2021

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Message from the Director Dear Friends of UCI MIND, The summer of 2021 brought the Tokyo Olympics of 2020. Our UCI MIND researchers continue to earn gold medals for their work in fighting Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (page 1). Gold medals also go to Virginia Naeve and Steve O’Leary for establishing a remarkable resource for caregivers, Spotlight on Care (page 4), available through UCI MINDCast. Spotlight on Care is made possible by the generous support of Stephen Hamill and his family (page 5). And our REMIND trainees were also shining stars this summer—launching a new program to inspire local…

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