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Pathologist magazine features Alzheimer’s study.

The April issue of the The Pathologist (pages 36-38) featured a study by Dr. Liana Apostolova on a multimodal approach for predicting brain amyloidosis using cognitive assessment, brain imaging and a simple blood test for Alzheimer’s disease. Apostolova is an Associate Professor-In-Residence of Neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Director of the Neuroimaging Laboratory at the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA.

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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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YouTube video calls for more science funding.

Dr. Dale Bredesen, the Augustus Rose Professor of Neurology and Director of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research, was featured in a March 6 YouTube video with comedian Rob Riggle promoting more funds for scientific research.