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Q&A from 2015 Research Education Event

On Saturday, March 21, 2015, the UCSF Memory and Aging Center hosted our annual Research Education Event. After a series of presentations and a lively Q&A, there were still some unanswered questions. We tried to address them here for you, but please feel free to post more questions in the comments, if we didn’t quite answer it for you.

Videos of the talks will be posted on our YouTube channel shortly.

We hope you find these answers helpful.

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Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, Cognition and Aging

The questions raised at the annual research education event on sleep were both provocative and intuitive, many of which referred to aspects of our ongoing sleep research program at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. We are currently investigating sleep, circadian rhythms and cognition in both healthy aging and neurodegenerative disease. Read more

UCSF Report Describes New Model for Neurodegeneration

A team of scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has developed a new model for how inherited genes contribute to a common but untreatable and incurable neurodegenerative disease. The disease, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, is the second most common cause of dementia before age 65, after Alzheimer’s disease.

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