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Jean Ho, postdoc, and psychological science professor Daniel Nation photo: Steve Zylius/UCI

UCI-led meta-analysis identifies hypertension medications that help ward off memory loss

People taking drugs that cross the blood-brain barrier experienced less cognitive decline

UCI-led study links age of at-risk individuals to much higher COVID-19 hospitalization rate

Age increases the likelihood of hospitalization and poor outcomes for COVID-19 patients with such preexisting conditions as heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, kidney disease and diabetes, according to a recent study led by UCI researchers. An analysis of the UC COVID Research Data Set – which contains SARS-CoV-2 testing results and COVID-19 […]

Rams legendary running back Eric Dickerson chums it up with UCI ecology & evolutionary biology professor James Hicks during UCI media day at Rams practice at Microsemi field at UCI

Exploring ‘exercise as medicine’

New class examines how and why physical activity can work better than pills

Cognitive scientist Aaron Bornstein receives National Institute on Aging grant

Cognitive impairments due to normal aging may leave some older adults vulnerable to exploitation when making complex decisions with long-term impacts – like those pertaining to medical care and finances. Understanding what these impairments are and how they may be mitigated is the focus of a new UCI study led by Aaron Bornstein, cognitive sciences […]

UCI researchers receive $3.5 million grant to study elderly with certain type of dementia

UCI School of Medicine researchers have been awarded a five-year, $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study a type of dementia, called hippocampal sclerosis, that often mimics Alzheimer’s disease. Led by Dr. Seyed Ahmad Sajjadi, assistant professor of neurology, the study will test the hypothesis that HS sufferers have more significant […]

The Alzheimer’s crunch

With jump in patients expected, new leader of clinical research operations at UCI MIND aims to accelerate translation of discoveries into effective treatments

UCI data scientists use geometric concept to spot strong, weak points in neural networks

With its 100 billion neurons connected in a sprawling and complex network, the human brain offers many challenges to scientists hoping to comprehend its structure. For a study published recently in Nature Communications, researchers at UCI, the University of Minnesota and other institutions employed an abstract geometric concept known as “network curvature” to elucidate the conduits […]

Online brain games can extend in-game ‘cognitive youth’ into old age, UCI-led study finds

Training enables seniors to multitask mentally on par with those 50 years younger

UCI study identifies a new way by which the human brain marks time

Novel findings may further understanding of age-related dementia

Now you just need to remember to exercise!

Even mild physical activity immediately improves memory function, UCI-led study finds