Paul Thompson, professor of neurology and a member of the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, appeared in news stories on April 19 about his research finding that a gene known to cause weight gain in more than a third of the U.S. population is linked to brain tissue loss. Coverage included reports by Reuters, Yahoo News, the Drudge Report, KABC-Channel 7, National Public Radio blog, New Scientist, London Telegraph and the Daily Mail.
The research was also cited in 21 TV news segments on television stations around the country.
- “Fat Gene Makes Bodies Larger, Brains Smaller” http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/health/your_health&id=739... 
- “Gene Makes People Fat, Raises Alzheimer's Risk” http://www.nationalpost.com/life/health/story.html?id=66ffe786-e1f4-4a08... 
- “Fatness Gene May Thin Your Brain” http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18791-fatness-gene-may-thin-your-b... 
- “Obesity Gene Makes Bodies Larger, Brains Smaller” http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2010/04/obesity_gene_makes_bodies_larg.html