Dr. Liana Apostolova, an Associate Professor of Neurology and member of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research, was featured in a March 12 KCAL-Channel 9 News segment about her study showing that a simple blood test could be developed to confirm the presence of beta amyloid proteins in the brain, which is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. The KCAL report was picked up by numerous CBS affiliates including WABC-Channel 7 (New York), KGTV-Channel 10 (San Diego), and WTVF-Channel 5 (Nashville, Tenn.).
Dr. Sally Frautschy, Professor of Neurology and a member of Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA, was quoted in a March 11 Wall Street Journal article about a study that used ultrasound to clear brain plaques and restore memory in a mouse model of Alzheimer's.
Dr. Liana Apostolova, an Associate Professor of Neurology and member of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA, commented in an Feb. 13 NBCNews.com article about so-called "superagers," elderly people who have retained all of their cognitive abilities.
Dr. Mario F. Mendez, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Behavioral Neurology Program, was quoted in the Jan. 13 Alzforum.org newsletter about people with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) who may commit crimes. A brain disorder, FTD affects regions of the brain that rein in impulsivity and support inhibition and empathy.
The Jan. 2 Beverly Hills Courier featured a panel of UCLA experts who educated UCLA Health System board members on new research focused on aging, how people age and how to improve the ability to remain healthy as one ages. Dr. Eugene Washington, Vice Chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Dr. Dale Bredesen, the Augustus Rose Professor of Neurology and Director of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA; Dr. David Eisenberg, distinguished Professor of Biological Chemistry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Dr. Brandon Koretz, Co-Chief of the UCLA Division of Geriatric Medicine; Dr. Gary Small, Director of the UCLA Longevity Center; Dr. John Mazziotta, Associate Vice Chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and Chair of the UCLA Department of Neurology; and Dr. David Reuben, Chief of the UCLA Division of Geriatric Medicine, were featured. UCLA Health System Board Chairman Henry Gluck and board members Robin Eisner, Steve Gordon, Meyer Luskin, Richard Hilton, Richard Ziman, Carl Schuster, Nancy Aosey and Ralph Shapiro were also featured in photos.