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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.

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Music & Memory non-profit group reaches Alzheimer's patients where little else can.

Dr. Joshua Grill, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director of the Recruitment and Education Core within the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA, was quoted Mar. 4 in a 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio story about music therapy for Alzheimer's patients. The UCLA Easton Center is currently engaged in a program to collect iPod donations and distribute them to facilities providing care to Alzheimer's patients throughout Los Angeles (Tunes for Alzheimer's Patients).

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Why I Do This?

Dr. Liana Apostolova, Associate Professor of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Director of Neuroimaging Laboratory, Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA, was featured in the UCLA 2013 Winter Issue of the Partners in Discovery Department of Neurology Newsletter - "Why I Do This"?

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MedScape reports on possible benefits of the “Mediterranean diet” to enhance cognition.

Dr. Zaldy Tan, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics, Medical Director of the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program, and a Researcher at the Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research, was interviewed for a Feb. 6 MedScape Today (subscription) article about the possible benefits of the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet), which consists mostly of plant derived foods, and its possible benefits to cognition in later life.