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UCI Receives Grant for Alzheimer’s Research

UC Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, (UCI MIND), received a five-year, $11 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, renewing its status as one of 27 Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers in the country and the only one in Orange County. Dean Frank M. LaFerla, who leads groundbreaking research and on Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, says the new funding will be used to continue research involving stem cells. Scientists at the UCI MIND are working on reprogramming existing skin or blood cells to behave like embryonic stem cells. Read more (http://www.ocregister.com/articles/research-313629-ocprint-alzheimer-institute.html)



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