Meeting the challenges of Alzheimer's disease through research

January 28, 2016
UCI Alzheimer's disease researcher Frank LaFerla, PhD.
UCI Alzheimer's disease researcher Frank LaFerla, PhD. Photo: Courtesy of Orange County Register

IN THE NEWS: With its aging population, the epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease is hitting Orange County very, very hard, according to Frank LaFerla, PhD, Hana and Francisco J. Ayala School Dean of Biological Sciences and director of the UC Irvine Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

With people living longer than ever, the need for research into Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia is imperative, he told the standing-room-only audience in a presentation at the Newport Beach Central Library earlier this month.

In the Orange County Register article the event, he described the contributions UC Irvine is making in meeting the challenges in Alzheimer’s research, including establishment of the UCI Consent to Contact program to help streamline the time-consuming process of enrolling patients in clinical trials, as well as research efforts to develop blood tests that will help identify Alzheimer’s disease early.

Read the Orange County Register story here ›

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