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The eye may be a window to dementia  Changes to the eyes might help diagnose frontotemporal dementia, the second most common form, even before changes appear in behavior.

Findings published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine point to a significant thinning of the retina as one of the earliest signs among people with a genetic risk for the disorder.

“We may also be able to use the retina as a means of gauging the effectiveness of new therapies,” said neurologist Erik Roberson, M.D., Ph.D., study co-author.



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UAB Honors College at Regions Field

UAB Honors College welcomes largest incoming freshman class A trip to a ball game, a day of Magic City exploration and service projects around Birmingham marked the first week on campus for the 375 new students in the UAB Honors College. It was the perfect introduction to the College, which emphasizes community engagement and experiential learning.

The students, whose average GPA is 4.1, hail from 21 states and the United Kingdom. Their destinations at UAB are just as varied, with representatives from "all seven undergraduate schools and colleges," noted Honors College Dean Shannon Blanton, Ph.D.

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