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Brain Channel (Video)

Explore the world of neuroscience and the secrets of the brain. Discover how the brain works, technologies to harness brain power, ways to treat disease, and more.

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Staying Sharp: Current and Future Approaches to Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Therapeutics

Dr. Aimee Kao looks at recent news in Alzheimer's Disease therapeutics including drugs in development and the potential of stem cells and genome editing. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 35238]

55mins

7 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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Adapting to Alzheimer's: Understanding Dementia in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Jennifer A. Dresen, MSW, MPH. Chief of Health and Housing Services, The Arc San Francisco Series: "Developmental Disabilities Update" [Health and Medicine] [Education] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 33522]

21mins

12 Jun 2018

Rank #2

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Young Latino Scientists Working on Alzheimer's

More than 5 million Americans are currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to triple by 2050, without prevention or cure. By 2060, the number of Latinos in the United States living with Alzheimer’s disease is projected to increase 832 percent — from 379,000 in 2012, to more than 3.5 million. Find out what UC San Diego is doing to both serve this community and catalyze the research careers of investigators from underrepresented groups. Series: "Brain Channel" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34417]

24mins

31 Jan 2019

Rank #3

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A Brief Overview of the Neurodegenerative Diseases of the Brain

Neurologist Dr. Serggio Lanata explores the neurodegenerative disease of the brain, what they have in common and how they differ. alzheimer's is the most common neurodegenerative disease but there are several others including Parkinson's, Huntington Disease and others. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34774]

1hr 29mins

23 Jul 2019

Rank #4

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Studying the Progression of Alzheimer's Disease with Bradley Hyman MD PhD - Shiley Endowed Lecture

How do you model a disease process that stretches out over 20 years in a way that helps you intervene in that process? In the inaugural Shiley Endowed Lecture, Bradley Hyman, MD, PhD shares his research on the progression of Alzheimer's disease. Series: "Brain Channel" [Health and Medicine] [Science] [Show ID: 33992]

1hr 3mins

24 Aug 2018

Rank #5

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Metabolic Health Alzheimer's Dementogens Exposome: The Hidden Epidemic

Dale Bredesen, MD, UCSF and UCLA, discusses how environmental toxins may lead to Alzheimers disease. Series: "UCSF Consortium for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment" [Health and Medicine] [Education] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 34090]

35mins

10 Oct 2018

Rank #6

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Looking Beyond Alzheimer’s Disease: An Overview of Other Major Forms of Neurodegenerative Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common but not the only cause of dementia throughout the lifespan. Dr.Salvatore Spina discusses frontotemporal dementias and how they differ. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34776]

1hr 27mins

5 Aug 2019

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APOE TREM and Microglia in the Pathogenesis of Tau-mediated Neurodegeneration with David Holtzman MD - Shiley Endowed Lecture

David M. Holtzman, MD of the Washington University School of Medicine discusses the mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration and how microglia and specific microglial genes such as TREM2 influence neurodegeneration in the setting of Aβ and tau pathology. Learn how this line of study may lead to new therapeutics and diagnostic testing for Alzheimer's disease. Series: "Brain Channel" [Health and Medicine] [Education] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 35262]

51mins

8 Oct 2019

Rank #8

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Karen Gaffney: We Need Medical Research that Improves Our Lives

Karen Gaffney, advocate and disability champion, discusses her life with Down syndrome. She also talks about the impact that pre natal testing is having on the Down syndrome community and advocates for medical research to focus on the immediate needs such as Alzheimer's disease prevention. Series: "Brain Channel" [Health and Medicine] [Science] [Show ID: 33602]

17mins

13 Apr 2018

Rank #9