Alzheimer’s research at UCI “ramps up”

screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-9-26-54-pm“UCI MIND takes multipronged approach to finding preventions, cures in effort to avert baby-boom crisis…”










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The UCI Consent 2 Contact Registry

c2c-old-manResearch is the key to finding treatments and cures for Alzheimer’s disease and other urgent health problems. If you or someone you know is interested in helping researchers at UCI find cures faster, check out our new online potential participant registry, Consent 2 Contact (C2C) more >

Investigational antibody treatment yields exciting though preliminary results

September 1, 2016

A paper published August 31 in Nature, describes that Biogen Idec’s candidate treatment, aducanumab, reduced amyloid-β in the brains of patients with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Patients receiving the highest doses of the medicine in the Phase IB trial had the largest reductions in brain amyloid and also declined the least in clinical assessments.

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Gene Wilder passes away from complications of Alzheimer’s disease

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August 30, 2016
Huffington Post

We are deeply saddened by the passing of beloved actor Gene Wilder yesterday. His family confirmed Alzheimer’s disease as the cause of death, helping to lift the “veil of stigma about the most common cause of dementia.” more >

University of California announces UCI as a recipient of UC Cures for Alzheimer’s Disease award

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July 25, 2016

University of California announces UCI team, led by UCI MIND co-director Dr. Joshua Grill, as a recipient of the UC Cures for Alzheimer’s award. Read more…“Joshua Grill, associate professor in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at UC Irvine, will lead a team to study the effects of high doses of vitamin nicotinamide in reducing tau phosphorylation in patients with Alzheimer’s disease…” more >

NASCAR Hall of Famer with dementia pledges to donate his brain

Nell Redmond, AP

Nell Redmond, AP

July 20, 2016

USA Today

“Nearly 45 years after his last Cup race, Lorenzen hoped he would still make his mark on the NASCAR community. Inspired by Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s decision to pledge his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation, Lorenzen became the second known driver to make the same decision. more >

Why women are needed in Alzheimer’s prevention studies now more than ever

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UCI MIND Co-Director Dr. Joshua Grill and A4 Study Project Leader Dr. Reisa Sperling work to understand the heavy burden Alzheimer’s disease places on women– and what women can do to help today.


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House committee approves boost in AD research funding

house of repsJuly 18, 2016

The Senate Committee drafted a bill with a $400 million hike in AD research funding last month.  The House crafted their version of the bill last Friday.  See how their proposal stacks up. more >

Registration now OPEN for the 27th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference

SCADR Conference

UCI MIND & Alzheimer’s Orange County are excited to announce the 27th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference!  Nationally-renowned experts will address the latest advances in Alzheimer’s and dementia research across unique populations, such as victims of head trauma and people living with Down syndrome more >

UCI MIND collaborates in developing potential vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease


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July 13, 2016


Read about Professor David Cribbs’ global partnership in developing anti-amyloid-beta & anti-tau vaccines with “promise for both preventive & therapeutic approaches in AD.”

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