4 UCI MIND investigators among 2020 Physicians of Excellence

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Dr. Mark Mapstone comments for The New York Times

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Stalked by the Fear That Dementia Is Stalking You The New York Times (Kaiser Health News) – Feb. 20, 2020 I spoke to half a dozen experts, and none was in favor of genetic testing, except in unusual circumstances. “Having the APOE4 allele does not mean you’ll get Alzheimer’s disease. Plenty of people with Alzheimer’s don’t have the allele,” said Mark Mapstone, a professor of neurology at the University of California, Irvine. “And conversely, plenty of people with the allele never develop Alzheimer’s.” [Subscription required: LINK to article] Related posts: When to worry about memory loss … NPR Reports on the EXERT…

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Revived UCI Sleep Center Focuses on Mental Issues

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Orange County Business Journal – Feb. 17, 2020 Dr. Ruth Benca, who is chair of the Psychiatry and Human Behavior School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine in 2018 restarted the UCI sleep center. She’s designed a new, 6,000-square foot facility in Newport Beach … and has recruited doctors from a variety of fields, such as Dr. Kevin Im, who won a 2014 national award for a sleep study, Dr. Rami Khayat, the center’s medical director and expert on the effects of sleep apnea on cardiovascular diseases, and Dr. Behrouz Jafari, an expert in pulmonology. “We’ve built this…

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The Crowd: Gala benefits Alzheimer’s research at UC Irvine

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Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Network (DIAN) and Lilly announce disappointing results

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Contributed by Joshua D. Grill, PhD, Director of UCI MIND Early Monday morning (February 10, 2020), the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Network Trials Unit (DIAN-TU) and Eli Lilly & Company announced disappointing results from a clinical trial of the monoclonal antibody, solanezumab, against the beta amyloid protein that accumulates in the brain of people with Alzheimer’s disease (press release >). The DIAN includes only the rare families who carry genetic mutations that cause an early-onset (3rd, 4th, 5th decade of life) form of Alzheimer’s disease. Solanezumab is also being tested as part of the Anti-Amyloid treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer’s (A4) Study, which is ongoing…

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VIDEO: Are you getting enough sleep for your brain? with Dr. Ruth Benca

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From Postdocs to PI’s: Training Scientists For Success

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Faculty members Mathew Blurton-Jones, PhD, Kim Green, PhD, and Masashi Kitazawa, PhD, are principal investigators (PI) of productive, independent laboratories at UCI MIND all aiming to target the underlying cause of and develop effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related disorders. How did they get to where they are now? After graduate school in 2003, they came together from different backgrounds to train with renowned scientist, Frank LaFerla, PhD, who continues to run a successful laboratory of his own at UCI MIND.   Blurton-Jones, Green, and Kitazawa reflect on their training experience and what they believe to be their…

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In Memory of Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan

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It is with great sadness that UCI MIND shares news about the passing of Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan, founder of Frieda’s Specialty Produce and a tremendous supporter of brain research. Frieda was 96 years of age when she passed on Saturday. She was a pioneer in many powerful ways. A leader in the U.S. wholesale produce business since 1962, Frieda was the first woman to own and run her own firm. Her specialty was introducing unusual produce to the U.S. market, bringing more than 200 fruits and vegetables from around the world to America. She marketed each new product with…

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