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  • Neurogenetics

    Media Notes Link between Air Pollution, Autism

    March 14, 2013

    Dr. Beate Ritz, professor and chair of epidemiology at the Fielding School of Public Health, and Ondine von Ehrenstein, professor of neurology, assistant professor of community health sciences at the school, were featured March 11 by KNX 1070AM, and March 12 by the Huffington Post, KNSD-Channel 7 (San Diego), and other NBC affiliates, regarding their study that found that babies exposed to traffic pollution in the womb have an increased risk for autism.


  • Massachusetts' WWLP-Channel 22 reported March 12 on a study by neuroscientists from the UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging showing that in women's brains, the hippocampus, which plays a central role in memory, intelligence and emotion, consumes less energy and uses fewer brain...

  • Paul Thompson, professor of neurology and psychiatry, and a member of the Imaging Genetics Center, Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI), and the Semel Institute, was featured widely by the media regarding his study that used DNA screening and an advanced type of...

  • Dr. Marc Nuwer, professor of neurology and a member of the UCLA Seizure Disorder Center, was quoted in a March 7 ABC Good Morning America segment about a seizure suffered by actress Kelly Osbourne. Nuwer commented on the reasons why a person suffering a minor seizure could be...

  • Alzheimers Disease

    Music Therapy for Alzheimer's Patients

    March 6, 2013

    Joshua Grill, director of the Sidell-Kagan Alzheimer's Treatment Development Program in the department of neurology, was interviewed March 4 on KPCC 89.3FM's 'Take Two' about an organization that provides Alzheimer's patients with iPods customized with their favorite music.