UC Irvine scientists have shown for the first time that neural stem cells can rescue memory in mice with advanced Alzheimer's disease, raising hopes of a potential treatment for the leading cause of elderly dementia that afflicts 5.3 million people in the U.S.
As a specialist in skin disorders and cancers, Dr. Janellen Smith sees firsthand what too much sun can do. She stresses that people - especially those in sun-worshipping Southern California - should be aware of the health risks associated with prolonged sun exposure and take proper precautions.
Increasingly, cancer patients supplement traditional treatments with alternative therapies such as herbs, diet and acupuncture. Unconventional approaches to prevention have gained in popularity, too. But do they work?