Dr. Gal Bitan, Associate Professor of Neurology, was quoted in a Sept. 12 Nature blog article about the discovery of distinct variants of amyloid-beta fibrils in the brains of Alzheimer's patients, which may help improve disease diagnostics.
UCLA research on Alzheimer's disease prevention was highlighted Sept. 4 in a segment on current Alzheimer's research on NBC's "Today." The Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA (UCLA-Easton Center) is a comprehensive research center focused on Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other dementias.
Dr. John Morris was interviewed in a Sept. 3 segment on new focus for Alzheimer's research: Prevention on NBC's "Today." Dr. John Ringman, Clinical Professor of Neurology and a member of UCLA's Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research, is one of the site investigators and a collaborator of a study called Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN).
Dr. Helen Lavretsky, Professor of Psychiatry at the Semel Institute and Director of the Late-Life Depression, Stress and Wellness Research Program at UCLA, was featured in a Sept. 3 Huffington Post article about her study comparing the stress levels of male and female caregivers, and stress release techniques, for those who care for individuals with Alzheimer's disease.
Dr. George Bartzokis, Professor of Psychiatry at the Semel Institute, was featured by a variety of media regarding his study suggesting that the accumulation of iron in the brain is a possible cause of Alzheimer's disease. Coverage included August 20 in Examiner.com, MedicalDaily.com, Psypost.com, Science Codex, ScienceDaily, and ScienceNewsline; and August 21 in Nature World News, Aljazeera America, EmaxHealth.com, EverydayHealth.com, News-Medical.net, RedOrbit.com, and more.