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.
Dr. Arthur Toga, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI) in the UCLA Department of Neurology, was cited in a July 14 Alzheimer's Weekly article that highlighted the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, which is performing whole-genome sequencing of more than 800 Alzheimer's patients with the help of the LONI lab.
Research led by Dr. Zhefeng Guo, Assistant Professor of Neurology, suggesting that the target of current Alzheimer’s drugs is molecularly different than the suspected culprit behind the disease was covered July 3 by Poland's Money and Odkrywcy; July 2 by Psych Central; and July 1 by Bioscience Technology, Investor's Business Daily, HealthCanal, Science Codex and Medical Express. The study was published in the June 28 edition of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Dr. Joshua Grill, Director of the Katherine and Benjamin Kagan Alzheimer's Disease Treatment Development Program and leader of the Mary S. Easton Center's Recruitment and Education Program was interviewed by CBSLA and KCAL9, June 26, 2013 about music therapy for Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Grill recently initiated the Tunes for Alzheimer's Patients program at the Easton Center. This program provides donated iPods, MP3 players, iTunes gift cards, and other equipment to certified nursing homes and other facilities in the greater Los Angeles area that provide care to Alzheimer's patients. Donors to the program are eligible for a tax deduction for their charitable gift. For more information, visit Tunes for Alzheimer's Patients.