‘The Backdrop’ Podcast: The Nature of Memory and Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

Episode 19 Looks Into the Search for Biomarkers in the Brain and Early Intervention

Scientists at UC Davis are working to identify early indicators to identify people with pre-clinical Alzheimer’s disease. The hope is that earlier detection — before the brain is significantly damaged — would allow for more successful interventions and better outcomes.

In this episode, UC Davis psychology professor Charan Ranganath discusses the nature of memory and how he and his colleagues are working to find biomarkers in an area of the brain called the lateral entorhinal cortex.

The Backdrop podcast is a monthly interview program featuring conversations with UC Davis scholars and researchers working in the social sciences, humanities, arts and culture.  It is available free, on demand at Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, TuneIn, Stitcher, YouTube and SpotifyThe Backdrop is hosted by public radio veteran Soterios Johnson.

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Media Contacts:

  • Andy Fell, News and Media Relations, 530-752-4533, ahfell@ucdavis.edu
  • Kimberly P. Cummings​, UC Davis Center for Neuroscience, kpcummings@ucdavis.edu

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