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Discovery of distinct peptides in brains of Alzheimer’s patients could help diagnosis.

Dr. Gal Bitan, Associate Professor of Neurology, was quoted in a Sept. 12 Nature blog article about the discovery of distinct variants of amyloid-beta fibrils in the brains of Alzheimer's patients, which may help improve disease diagnostics.

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Working to prevent Alzheimer's.

UCLA research on Alzheimer's disease prevention was highlighted Sept. 4 in a segment on current Alzheimer's research on NBC's "Today." The Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA (UCLA-Easton Center) is a comprehensive research center focused on Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other dementias.

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Unraveling Alzheimer's mysteries in search of new treatment.

Dr. John Morris was interviewed in a Sept. 3 segment on new focus for Alzheimer's research: Prevention on NBC's "Today." Dr. John Ringman, Clinical Professor of Neurology and a member of UCLA's Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research, is one of the site investigators and a collaborator of a study called Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN).

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Huffington post on caregivers and stress.

Dr. Helen Lavretsky, Professor of Psychiatry at the Semel Institute and Director of the Late-Life Depression, Stress and Wellness Research Program at UCLA, was featured in a Sept. 3 Huffington Post article about her study comparing the stress levels of male and female caregivers, and stress release techniques, for those who care for individuals with Alzheimer's disease.

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Media reports on iron and Alzheimer's.

Dr. George Bartzokis, Professor of Psychiatry at the Semel Institute, was featured by a variety of media regarding his study suggesting that the accumulation of iron in the brain is a possible cause of Alzheimer's disease. Coverage included August 20 in Examiner.com, MedicalDaily.com, Psypost.com, Science Codex, ScienceDaily, and ScienceNewsline; and August 21 in Nature World News, Aljazeera America, EmaxHealth.com, EverydayHealth.com, News-Medical.net, RedOrbit.com, and more.