Dr. 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 brain-visualization scan to discover a new genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. Thompson and Neda Jahanshad, a graduate student researcher at LONI, were cited in several of the reports. Coverage included Mar. 6 in an Australian Broadcasting Corp.news segment; Mar. 7 by the Indo-Asian News Service and the Fars News Agency (Iran), and Mar. 12 by Domain-b.