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Margaret Thatcher's dementia: Cause of death or unrelated factor?

Dr. Liana Apostolova, an Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology and a member of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research, was quoted in the April 9 Los Angeles Times about the death of Margaret Thatcher and the fact that Alzheimer's disease can make the brain's blood vessels more brittle, raising the risk that they could burst and cause a hemorrhagic stroke.

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Obama outlines private-public project to study the brain.

Dr. John Mazziotta Associate Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences, and Chair and Stark Professor of Neurology at UCLA, was quoted April 2 in a Los Angeles Times story about President Obama's scientific initiative aimed at mapping the human brain.

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KCBS/KCAL note sharp rise in Alzheimer’s disease numbers.

Dr. John Ringman, Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Associate Clinical Director, Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA, was featured in a Mar. 19 KCBS-Channel 2/KCal-Channel 9 news segment about the reasons behind the sharp rise in the number of people being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Media highlights new brain scan that IDs Alzheimer's risk gene.

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.

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Media reports on new risk gene for Alzheimer's.

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 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 Mar. 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.