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Dr. Michael Alexander

Voice of America: New Technology Raises Odds for Surviving Aneurysm

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Each year, half a million people die from aneurysms, blood vessel ruptures in the brain. For survivors, disabilities are often severe – from blindness and trouble speaking, to loss of balance and memory problems. But new technologies are increasing survival rates and reducing disabilities. Shelley Schlender introduces us to one survivor who, because she is […]

Dr. Keith Black discusses early Alzheimer's detection

KCET: SoCal Connected | Early Alzheimer’s Testing

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What if a compound from a common spice could help detect Alzheimer’s in patients? A team at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is developing a test that could make early detection possible, and a first step for the patient would be taking pills derived from curcumin, which is found in turmeric, an ingredient often used in Indian curries.