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Media highlight new tests for Alzheimer’s

Dr. Liana Apostolova, an Associate Professor of Neurology and member of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research, was featured widely by the media about two of her research studies. One study showed that a simple blood test could be developed to confirm the presence of beta amyloid proteins in the brain, which is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease; the other was the development of a “gold standard” way of measuring atrophy in the brain, another characteristic of the disease. Coverage included March 12 on MyFoxLA.com; March 13 on Scicasts.com; March 15 on ImperialValleyNews.com; March 25 on UCLA Newsroom, HealthCanal, MedicalXpress, and MyNewsLA.com; March 26 on News-Medical.net, Newkerala.com, Domain-B, WestsideToday, NeurologyAdvisor, and Medical News Today. Apostolova was also interviewed March 26 on KPCC 89.3FM.

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KCAL-Channel 9 News reports on simple blood test for Alzheimer’s.

Dr. Liana Apostolova, an Associate Professor of Neurology and member of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research, was featured in a March 12 KCAL-Channel 9 News segment about her study showing that a simple blood test could be developed to confirm the presence of beta amyloid proteins in the brain, which is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. The KCAL report was picked up by numerous CBS affiliates including WABC-Channel 7 (New York), KGTV-Channel 10 (San Diego), and WTVF-Channel 5 (Nashville, Tenn.).

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Ultrasound shows promise in mice for treating Alzheimer's.

Dr. Sally Frautschy, Professor of Neurology and a member of Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA, was quoted in a March 11 Wall Street Journal article about a study that used ultrasound to clear brain plaques and restore memory in a mouse model of Alzheimer's.

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Superagers' brains may hold key to maintaining memories.

Dr. Liana Apostolova, an Associate Professor of Neurology and member of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA, commented in an Feb. 13 NBCNews.com article about so-called "superagers," elderly people who have retained all of their cognitive abilities.

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When frontotemporal dementia leads to crime-Prosecution or Protection?

Dr. Mario F. Mendez, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Behavioral Neurology Program, was quoted in the Jan. 13 Alzforum.org newsletter about people with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) who may commit crimes. A brain disorder, FTD affects regions of the brain that rein in impulsivity and support inhibition and empathy.