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A June 2, 2016 Health Professional Radio interview featured Alzheimer’s patient advocate and UsA2 partner Greg O’Brien. According to the description, “Greg O’Brien, an award winning investigative reporter, who was diagnosed in 2009 with early onset Alzheimer’s, discusses his book, “On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s”.”

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A June 3, 2016 Science Alert article reported that “Scientists have identified a new mechanism that could lead to the development of Alzheimer's disease, suggesting that a leaky blood-brain barrier might be a key factor in the early stages of the condition.” 

A June 2, 2016 The Washington Post article reported that “Stanford researchers studying the effect of stem cells injected directly into the brains of stroke patients said Thursday that they were "stunned" by the extent to which the experimental treatment restored motor function in some of the patients.” According to the article, “The results, published in the journal Stroke, could have implications for our understanding of an array of disorders including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and Alzheimer's if confirmed in larger-scale testing.”

A June 2, 2016 USC News article reported that “The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology has taken part in the launch of Purposeful Aging Los Angeles, an initiative designed to make Los Angeles more age-friendly.” According to USC Provost Michael Quick, “We are excited about the potential of this collaborative effort to address one of the most important opportunities and challenges of our time — the aging of our population. USC is an internationally recognized pioneer in the study of aging. The university has prioritized the study of aging across disciplines and has recently made a significant investment in Alzheimer’s disease research, making it arguably the leading institution in the country on this important issue.”

A June 2, 2016 BBC News article reported that Alzheimer’s Research UK has launched a a virtual reality app to “provide a sense of what it is like to live with different forms of dementia.” 

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