Dr. Shirah Vollmer, associate clinical professor of family medicine and psychiatry at the Semel Institute, wrote a Dec. 21 blog for Psychology Today.com. She discussed the role of curry spice curcumin (turmeric) in the prevention or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Vollmer cited research by Dr. Jeffrey Cummings and Greg Cole, professors of neurology.
Dr. George Bartzokis, professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute, was featured in the Nov. 26 St. Petersburg Times about his study showing that men's physical abilities begin to decline in middle age due to the loss of myelin — the fatty sheath that coats nerve axons and allows for fast signaling bursts in the brain.
UCLA researchers conducted a study of a small sample of adults with mild age-related memory loss.
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Dr. Jeffrey L. Cummings, the Augustus S. Rose Professor of Neurology, has been awarded the 2008 Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Institute Award.