Dr. X. William Yang, associate professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute and a member of the Brain Research Institute, appeared May 10 in an NBC Nightly News segment about his identification of a molecular switch that prevents the development of Huntington’s disease in mice. Scientific correspondent Robert Bazell explored how the UCLA discovery may show similar promise in people suffering from the devastating genetic disorder. The report also aired on four NBC affiliates.
The “Takeaway,” a morning news program on WNYC FM/AM (New York), featured a segment about a recent New Yorker cartoon entitled, “Google Magazine.” Dr. Gary Small, Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging and professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the Semel Institute, joined the program to explain what happens to the brain during an Internet search.
UCLA research finding that older adults triggered key brain centers that control decision-making and complex reasoning after just one week of surfing the Web was covered Dec. 30 by the website Assisted Living. Author Dr. Gary Small, a professor with the Semel Institute, was quoted.
The Los Angeles Times’ health blog reported Jan. 1, KPCC 89.3 FM reported Dec. 30, the Daily Breeze, KTLA-Channel 5, KABC-Channel 7, KCAL-Channel 9 reported Dec. 28, and BBC News and HealthDay News reported Dec. 24 on a UCLA study identifying a molecular switch that can prevent Huntington's disease from developing in mice. Lead author Dr. X.
The Los Angeles Times noted a Technology and Aging Conference hosted by the UCLA Center on Aging in a Dec. 20 article about the latest product advances and services available to help older adults. Maxim Batalin, senior technology strategist in the Department of Electrical Engineering at UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, was quoted.
An iHealthBeat website feature on Dec. 1 highlighted a UCLA study reporting that older adults with little Internet experience were able to trigger key centers in the brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning after just one week of surfing the Web. Dr.
A Nov. 24 Jewish Journal story covered a UCLA study showing that older adults with little Internet experience were able to trigger key centers in the brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning after just one week of surfing the Web. The story also mentions the Technology & Aging Conference, hosted by the UCLA Center on Aging. Dr.
Dr. Gary Small, professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute and director of the UCLA Center on Aging, commented in a Nov. 3 CNN website article about the effect digital technologies that allow individuals to increasingly document their daily lives may have on human memory.