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  • Alzheimers Disease

    Media Reports on New Risk Gene for Alzheimer's

    March 6, 2013

    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 regarding his study that discovered a new genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease by screening people's DNA and then using an advanced type of scan to visualize their brains' connections. Stories appeared March 4 in the Examiner.com; March 6 in HealthCanal.com, SciCast.com, alzheimer-riese.it (Italy), 51atgc.com (China); and March 7 in the International Business Times, and the CNBC website moneycontrol.com.


  • A Feb. 28 column in the Lawyer blog about the benefits of meditation cited a study by researchers at the UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging showing that people who meditate have, on average, more folds in the brain's cerebral cortex, which has been linked to improved information...

  • Alzheimers Disease

    Exercise may protect aging brain

    February 27, 2013

    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 quoted in January's AARP Magazine about how exercise, by increasing blood flow, benefits the brain.

  • Dr. Christopher M. DeGiorgio, professor of neurology, and Dr. Ian A. Cook, the Miller Family Professor of Psychiatry at the Semel Institute, were featured in the Feb.17 Telegraph (UK) about their research showing that mild electrical stimulation of a major nerve emanating from...

  • The Beverly Hills Courier reported Feb. 15 on a UCLA neurosurgery study suggesting that a new endoscopic procedure produces safer and better outcomes than current surgical approaches for patients who suffer stroke due to bleeding in the brain. Dr. Paul Vespa, professor of...