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Online Game from UCB Lets Public Help Advance Alzheimer’s Research

Posted by Emily Olson on Fri, Oct 28, 2016

The Human Computation Institute, in collaboration with UC Berkeley and other institutions, has developed a new game called Stall Catchers that will allow the public to directly contribute to research for a cure to Alzheimer's disease. In the online game, participants will view movies of real blood vessels in mouse brains and search for any clogged capillaries, or stalls. Capillary stalls, where blood is no longer flowing, are thought to be a key cause of Alzheimer's disease.

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Tags: CA, University of California Berkeley, California, University of California, Alzheimer's Research, Southwest Region, UC Berkeley, Northern California BioResearch, Alzheimer's Disease

Sugary Drinks may Cost you More Than You Think

Posted by David Larsen on Mon, Jan 05, 2015


Sugar-sweetened soda consumption might promote disease independently from its role in obesity, according to UC San Francisco researchers who found in a new study that drinking sugary drinks was associated with cell aging.

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Tags: California, 2015, San Diego, UCDMC, San Francisco, UCSD, UC San Diego, UCSF, Sacramento, UC San Francisco, UC Davis - Medical Center, Northern California BioResearch, San Francisco at Mission Bay, San Francisco Bay Area

With $3.2M NIH Bioresearch Grant, UC Davis Researchers Unravel Fragile X

Posted by David Larsen on Tue, Nov 25, 2014


Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition. One in every 691 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome.
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Tags: California, NIH funded Research Projects, 2015, UCDMC, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Northern California BioResearch, UCD

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