• Behavioral Neurology

    Mice mimic sensory hypersensitivity in humans

    June 15, 2017

    Science DailyMedical Express and News Today Blog on June 12 reported on a UCLA study showing that mice with fragile X syndrome, a type of autism, were unable to adapt to repeated whisker touches. The study was led by Dr. Carlos Portera-Cailliau, professor of neurology and neurobiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Cynthia He, a Ph.D. student in Portera-Cailiau’s lab.

  • UPI on June 8 reported that researchers at UCLA have created a molecular compound that improves balance and coordination in mice with Parkinson's disease. Gal Bitan, an associate professor of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Dr. Marie-Françoise...

  • General

    Dr. Alon Avidan

    June 8, 2017

    June 8, 2017: Dr. Alon Avidan, a professor of neurology and director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center, was quoted June 6 in a Huffington Post article about how exercise helps people sleep better and June 7 in a HealthDay story about “social jet lag.” The HealthDay article...

  • MedPage Today on May 27 featured research by Dr. Marwa Kaisey, a neuroimmunology fellow, showing that one-third of patients referred to multiple sclerosis specialty clinics turn out to be misdiagnosed.

  • KCAL on May 20 featured Dr. Perry Shieh, an associate professor of neurology and neuromuscular medicine, in a story about Spinraza, a new $375,000-a-year drug to treat a previously untreatable condition called spinal muscular atrophy.