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Is early detection useful if a disease has no cure? An Alzheimer's dilemma.

Dr. John Ringman, Associate Professor of Neurology and a member of UCLA's Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research, was featured in a May 22 Wall Street Journal article about his use of a spinal tap to detect increases in the amyloid protein long associated with Alzheimer's disease. The test can detect the existence of such plaques years before symptoms appear.

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Alzheimer's prevention is focus of new research.

Research by Dr. John Ringman, Associate Professor of Neurology and a member of UCLA's Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research, commented May 15 on ABCNews.com about an experimental drug for Alzheimer's disease in a specific population. He was also quoted May 15 by KABC-Channel 7 on the same topic. The Easton Center is currently conducting a clinical trial of the medication that will be tested in this unique prevention study. - Study of an Antibody Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease.

Article by Pam Belluck/The New York Times: "New Drug Trial Seeks to Stop Alzheimer's Before It Starts"

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Local TV explains mad cow disease.

Dr. David Teplow, Professor of Neurology and Interim Director of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Research at UCLA, was featured in April 25th, 2012 reports on KNBC-Channel 4's Today in LA, KTTV-Channel 11, Telemundo-Channel 52, and KSCI-Channel 18 about how made cow disease infects cattle.

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New imaging tracers used to detect beta-amyloid plaques in patients with possible Alzheimer's disease.

Dr. Liana Apostolova, Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology and a member of UCLA's Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research was quoted in two Medscape Today articles on April 17 and April 19 (subscription) about new imaging tracers used to detect beta-amyloid plaques in patients with possible Alzheimer's disease.

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International team uncovers new genes that shape brain size, intelligence.

Dr. Paul Thompson, professor of neurology and member of the UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging at the David Geffen School of Medicine, was quoted in the coverage. The April 15 edition of Nature Genetics published the findings. Research by UCLA scientists and international colleagues mapping human genes that correlate to a bigger brain and higher IQ was covered in 28 countries, including April 15 by the New York Times, Bloomberg, Live Science, HealthDay News, a Los Angeles Times blog, Discover, Yahoo! News and Israel's Haaretz; April 16 by TIME, Britain's Telegraph, New Scientist, WebMD, CBS Radio, The Atlantic Wire, Australia's Gizmodo, New Zealand's Top News, Fox News, the Huffington Post, News-Medical Net, 24 Medica, Asian News International and Agence France-Presse; April 17 by KPCC 89.3 FM's, Madeline Brand Show, Iran's Press TV, NewsTrack India, Agenzia Giornalistica Italia, and the French Tribune; and April 18 by Medscape and PsychCentral.

"International team uncovers new genes that shape brain size, intelligence"
UCLA-launched partnership identifies genes that boost or lessen risk of brain atrophy, mental illness, Alzheimer's disease