Alzheimer’s disease

Dementia developments

Co-hosted by UCI MIND, the 30th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference will share recent discoveries

UCI study identifies brain protein that could put the brakes on Alzheimer’s

Discovery of TOM-1 protein role heralds new directions in the disease fight

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Link between brain immune cells and Alzheimer’s disease development identified

UCI study finds absence of microglia prevents plaque formation

Call it Mighty Mouse: Breakthrough leaps Alzheimer’s research hurdle

UCI-led study reveals crucial mechanisms contributing to the disease

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

Novel findings may further understanding of age-related dementia

UCI MIND gets grant to identify compounds that reduce brain damage seen in Alzheimer’s

The UCI Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Orange County Community Foundation’s S.L. Gimbel Foundation Fund. The money will support the testing of 1,200+ FDA-approved compounds to gauge their effectiveness in preventing microglia from destroying brain synapses. Such damage “is seen frequently in patients with Alzheimer’s […]

Deciphering dementia’s gender gap

UCI researchers win grant to explore why Alzheimer’s affects more women

Professor gets prestigious BRAIN Initiative grant

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Xiangmin Xu, UCI associate professor of anatomy & neurobiology, a five-year, $2.5 million grant to study new neural circuit pathways in a region of the brain associated with learning and memory and epilepsy. He shares the grant with Douglas Arthur Nitz of UC San Diego. The proposed research […]

Michael Yassa

High-resolution brain imaging provides clues about memory loss in older adults

UCI-led study reveals potential tool for early dementia diagnosis

UCI neurobiologists aim to identify biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers hope to develop brain imaging tools for pre-symptomatic diagnosis