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How is Alzheimer’s disease diagnosed?

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How is Alzheimer’s disease diagnosed? October 25th Research Conference #SpeakerSpotlight: Dr. David Sultzer is a board-certified Geriatric Psychiatrist and Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at UCI School of Medicine. After more than 20 years at UCLA and the West Los Angeles VA Hospital, Dr. Sultzer recently joined the team at UCI MIND and leads its clinical research operations, including clinical trials for new treatments. He is internationally recognized for his research activities to better understand the phenomenology, pathophysiology, and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. In the session “Advances in Clinical Diagnosis,” Dr. Sultzer will explain how doctors arrive at a…

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How and why are mice used to study Alzheimer’s disease?

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How and why are mice used to study Alzheimer’s disease? October 25th Research Conference #SpeakerSpotlight: Dr. Frank LaFerla is a Chancellor’s Professor and the Dean of the UCI School of Biological Sciences. He served as Director of UCI MIND from 2009-2018 and continues to lead its NIH-designated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Dean LaFerla invented the first mouse model to develop amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles, leading to significant advances in our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease. In his presentation, Dean LaFerla will address how mouse models are used to study the disease, challenges with current models, and efforts toward new and…

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Dr. Craig Stark Comments for Science Magazine

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UCI MIND faculty member, Craig Stark, PhD was recently quoted in Science Magazine discussing the critical role scientists play in helping improve society. The article focuses on a push to better understand the science behind addiction, and how scientists are spreading evidence-based treatment knowledge through regional and national seminars. By regularly hosting seminars to gather scientific and legal experts, researchers can better inform the criminal justice system on how to improve substance abuse recovery rates in the incarcerated population. Dr. Stark, a neurobiologist who specializes in brain imaging at UCI, has presented at dozens of these legal seminars, speaking on…

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Can brain scans be used to diagnose Alzheimer’s?

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Tune in this Friday, August 2 @ 9AM for the next episode of our monthly Facebook LIVE series, “Can brain scans be used to diagnose Alzheimer’s?” This month, we’re joined by Craig Stark, PhD. Dr. Stark earned a doctorate in Cognitive Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a Professor of Neurobiology & Behavior, the James L. McGaugh Chair in Neurobiology of Learning & Memory, and serves as Director of the UCI Campus Center for Neuroimaging and the state-of-the-art Facility for Imaging and Brain Research (FIBRE). Dr. Stark’s research utilizes brain imaging and experimental psychology to increase understanding of long-term…

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