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Daily Pilot article on Wine for the MIND

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Bruce Cook, The Crowd: The mind is tops at wine event One American develops Alzheimer’s disease every 70 seconds, statistics report. According to Linda Scheck, who is with UC Irvine’s Mind Institute, the Baby Boomer generation is entering the high-risk age group for being diagnosed with the disease with as many as 10,000 turning 65 every day. Medical science is concerned that the possible onslaught of Alzheimer’s victims could become a national crisis in decades to come. In Orange County recently, the UCI Mind Institute, which focuses on memory impairment and neurological disorders, held a fundraiser called Saving Memories with…

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UCI MIND Scientists uncover presenilin function

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UCI MIND graduate student Kara Neely, and Professors Green and LaFerla have discovered a key role for presenilin, a protein involved in the production of amyloid-beta, which forms the plaques in Alzheimer’s disease.  In a study published in the February 23rd edition of the Journal of Neuroscience, the research team show that presenilin plays an integral role in the way that cells, including neurons, dispose of misfunctioning and broken proteins.  The accumulation of misfunctioning and broken proteins inside cells is thought to contribute to many neurodegenerative diseases, as well as to the aging process itself.  This research highlights an important…

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Wine for the Mind 2011 Photos

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Wine for the MIND – Saving Memories with Style attracted over 300 guests who enjoyed food, wine and fashion, all related to Alzheimer’s.  It was a fantastic event, chaired by Jacqueline DuPont and a committee of dedicated volunteers.   Below are a selection of the photos – click on the thumbnails to see the photos and cycle through them.  

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UCI MIND Seminar with Dr. Eric Reiman

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Ending Alzheimer’s Together Eric M. Reiman, M.D. Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium Tuesday, January 18, 2011 – 7:30 p.m. Dr. Reiman will show how he and his colleagues have used brain imaging techniques to track Alzheimer’s disease decades before the onset of symptoms.  Also, he will describe their developing plan to find demonstrably effective Alzheimer’s prevention therapies as soon as possible. The seminar will be held at the Irvine Barclay Theatre (adjacent to the UCI campus) at 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. Parking is provided in an adjacent structure for $8. The seminar is free of charge. No tickets or…

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