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National Institutes of Health: Estrogen therapy has no long-term effect on cognition in younger (age 50-55) postmenopausal women.

A NIH-funded study was released on June 24, reported no long-term benefit or risk on cognition in young postmenopausal women taking conjugated equine estrogens.

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Scientists create detailed 3-D model of human brain.

Dr. John Mazziotta, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology and Director of the UCLA Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, and Dr. Arthur Toga, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, were quoted in the June 20 Los Angeles Times about a new three-dimensional virtual brain that maps the organ's anatomy in detail.

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Amyloid imaging for Alzheimer's disease in practice.

Dr. Liana Apostolova, Associate Professor in Residence of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Director of Neuroimaging Laboratory, Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA, was invited on June 6th to serve as one of three expert panelists for a Medscape (subscription) discussion on the topic: "Amyloid Imaging for Alzheimer's Disease in Practice."

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Old iPods reach through fog of Alzheimer’s with music.

Dr. Joshua Grill, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director of the Recruitment and Education Core within the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA, was featured in a May 29 UCLA Today news segment about how music therapy could yield positive effects for Alzheimer's and dementia patients. The UCLA Easton Center is currently engaged in a program to collect iPod donations and distribute them to facilities providing care to Alzheimer's patients throughout Los Angeles (Tunes for Alzheimer's Patients).

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Lack of memories in early childhood may be hampered by rapid brain growth, study says.

Dr. Liana Apostolova, Associate Professor of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Director of Neuroimaging Laboratory, Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA, was quoted May 27 in a Growing Your Baby parenting news segment about young brains require a mature hippocampus for long-term storage of memories.