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New alzheimer's drug: Man reading newspaper
USC researchers have found older Americans most at risk for Alzheimer’s know little about aducanumab, despite the fact that an overwhelming majority of survey respondents said they were worried about Alzheimer’s disease. (Photo/iStock)

Study finds older Americans are largely unaware of new Alzheimer’s drug

Among older Americans surveyed in the weeks after FDA approval of aducanumab, few could correctly answer true or false questions about the first new Alzheimer’s drug in decades.

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Dan and Phyllis Epstein
Alzheimer’s disease has touched the family of Daniel and Phyllis Epstein: Dan’s identical twin brother, David, suffered from Alzheimer’s for 15 years and passed away recently as a result of the disease. (Photo/Courtesy of Daniel and Phyllis Epstein)

With a $50 million gift, USC and UC San Diego join forces in Alzheimer’s research

A transformative donation from the Epstein Family Foundation will accelerate Alzheimer’s research at the two universities in a push to find better treatments and a cure.

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traumatic brain injury alzheimer's disease
The image displays a TBI-affected brain’s white matter connectivity as inferred using diffusion tensor imaging and streamline tractography. The brain surface is rendered as a translucent layer to provide anatomical context for the streamline display. White matter connections and the brain surface are displayed using different colors across for the same subject. (Image/Kenneth Rostowsky)

Brain changes following traumatic brain injury share similarities with Alzheimer’s disease

Using MRIs and machine learning, USC researchers mapped comparable degenerative changes in both gray and white matter of the brain.