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New play aims to educate community on Down syndrome

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Eric Doran, Manager of UCI MIND’s Down Syndrome Program, has partnered with his longtime friend and playwright, Steven Oberman, to tell the true story of Dr. John Langdon Down, the man who first described Down syndrome. We interviewed Mr. Doran to learn more about the vision behind this new play, Blurred at the Edges, set to run in March of 2019 at the Diversionary Theatre in San Diego. What is the vision behind Blurred at the Edges? Down syndrome is named after Dr. John Langdon Down, a British physician who first described the condition in 1866. Most parents of a…

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Sleep is associated with tau pathology in early Alzheimer’s disease

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Colleagues at Washington University School of Medicine published novel findings on the correlation between tau tangles, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease pathology, and sleep quality in people who were cognitively normal or who had mild cognitive impairment. On ALZFORUM, UCI MIND faculty member, Dr. Bryce Mander commented, “This is an important paper because it shows for the first time how tau is related to sleep deficits. That’s going to be important in advancing our understanding of how Alzheimer’s disease pathology affects sleep.” Dr. Mander, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at UCI, has published several important findings on the link between…

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UCI MIND Raises Record-Breaking $370K at 9th Annual Gala

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IRVINE, Calif. (Dec. 11, 2018) – UCI MIND, the University of California, Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, Orange County’s only state and federally designated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC), hosted its 9th annual A December to Remember Gala on Saturday, December 1 at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. UCI MIND raised a record-shattering $370,000 through underwriting, ticket sales and donations from the attendees. “UCI MIND would not be at the forefront of Alzheimer’s disease research without the strong community behind us,” notes Dr. Joshua Grill, Director of UCI MIND. “We are forever grateful for the…

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Dr. Daniel Gillen discusses clinical trials and UCI MIND’s annual conference on KUCI radio

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This Friday, September 21 marks the 29th Annual SoCal Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. Chair of Statistics and UCI MIND faculty member, Dr. Daniel Gillen, discusses this year’s topic of Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials with KUCI Radio – click here to listen to the podcast >. Dr. Gillen is one of several esteemed researchers who will present on Friday. There’s still time to register! Click here >, call 949.757.3720 x 3733, or purchase Day-Of tickets at the Registration booth.

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Orange Coast Magazine calls upcoming conference a “Can’t-Miss” health event in OC

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Orange Coast Magazine​ just named our upcoming research conference in the “20 Can’t-Miss Health Events in O.C. To Keep You Healthy!” Don’t miss your chance to attend Trials Today, Treatments Tomorrow, Sept. 21 at the Irvine Marriott​. Tickets: http://bit.ly/alzconference or call 949.757.3720 x 3733. “Alzheimer’s affects more than 84,000 people in Orange County. This conference, hosted by the UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) and Alzheimer’s Orange County, will bring world-renowned experts to Irvine to discuss progress in the battle against Alzheimer’s.” — Orange Coast Magazine  

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Dr. Jeffrey Cummings, 2018 Conference Speaker, Wins Lifetime Achievement Award at AAIC 2018

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Dr. Jeffrey Cummings, the inventor of the Neuropsychiatric Inventory and international leader in the field of Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials was awarded the Bengt Winblad Lifetime Achievement Award at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. To hear Dr. Cummings lecture about the state of Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials, register for the UCI MIND Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference at bit.ly/alzconference

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UCI MIND Researchers presenting work at pre-conference to Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

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Professors Andrea Tenner (seen here, middle) and Frank LaFerla, along with other members of UCI MIND’s Next Generation Animal Models grant presented their work at the Accelerating Medicines Partnership—Alzheimer’s Disease (AMP-AD) meeting at a pre-conference to the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago on July 19 and 20.

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