The Anatomy of a Recruitment Coup
The Fordyce Letter 2013-05-21
Last week, in a dramatic announcement that reverberated around the world of academia, the University of Southern California announced it hired two of the preeminent neuroscientists in the world, steal...
Should you be taking vitamin B to protect against Alzheimer's?
Daily Mail Online 2013-05-20
For as long as he can remember, John Hough has suffered from a poor memory. ‘I hated learning poems at school — after a few lines it had all gone,’ says the 83-year-old retired electrical engineer fro...
USC made its offer to neuroscientists a no-brainer
Los Angeles Times 2013-05-18
The school's 'all hands on deck' effort to lure Arthur Toga and Paul Thompson from UCLA included money and the prospect of new collaborations, as well as less tangible personal perks.
Editorial Cartoon: Bruin Poaching - The Future of Research
Daily Bruin 2013-05-14
USC Snatches 2 Leading Brain Researchers from UCLA
Los Angeles Magazine 2013-05-13
Arthur Toga and Paul Thompson bid The Village adieu and head for Trojan Territory. USC and UCLA's crosstown rivalry has gone straight to the schools' heads. In an example of pedagogical poaching at...
UCLA Loses LONI: Why Budget Silence is Bad for Science
Remaking the University 2013-05-12
There's been much local coverage of two principal investigators switching from UCLA to USC, and taking with them an estimated 85 people from UCLA's Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI). The Los Angeles...
UC Faculty Leader Warns of More Exits if Research Loses Ground
Los Angeles Times 2013-05-11
The news that UCLA neuroscientists Arthur Toga and Paul Thompson, and possibly 80 of their graduate students and lab staff, will move to USC does not signify any major exodus from UC, said Powell, who...
USC Hires Two UCLA Neuroscientists To Revamp Dept, Figure Out What The Hell Is Going Through Lane Kiffin's Mind
The Ritzy Dispatch 2013-05-11
In a major academic coup, USC has hired two prominent UCLA neuroscientists to expand their department, as well as figure out what the hell is going through Lane Kiffin's mind. The two neuroscientists,...
USC Steals 2 Star Brain Researchers from UCLA
Los Angeles Times 2013-05-10
In a major case of academic poaching involving crosstown rivals, USC has lured away two prominent neuroscientists from UCLA with a promise to expand their internationally renowned lab that uses brain ...
Renowned Scientists Lead Cluster Hire of New Trojans
USC News 2013-05-10
USC is about to get even brainier. Already a leading center for research on the neurological basis of emotion, the university announced today a major cluster hire of an institute with 110 faculty, res...
Brain transplant: UCLA's LONI neuro imaging lab is moving to USC
89.3 KPCC (Southern California Public Radio) 2013-05-10
The University of Southern California is about to get a brain boost. The school is acquiring UCLA's Laboratory of Neuro Imaging. The research facility employs about 100 people who study and map the...
Tissue Imaging Method Makes Everything Clear
The technique can be used to make any organ transparent, but it was the challenges of imaging the brain that motivated [Karl Deisseroth, a neuroscientist-psychiatrist-engineer of Stanford University] ...
Mouse brains made transparent, revealing anatomy
Stanford University scientists have found a way to make see-through mouse brains. You take the brain out of the mouse, soak it in chemicals for a couple of days, and voila: It becomes transparent. Tha...
Learning Curve: relieve anxiety the Hindu way
South China Morning Post 2013-03-11
I find students expend more mental energy thinking about all the things they need to get done than in actually doing them. Because anxiety is agitation of the mind, the value of meditation in clearing...
Genetic anomaly linked to Alzheimer's disease
The Times of India 2013-03-07
The UCLA researchers discovered a common abnormality in our genetic code that increases the risk of Alzheimer's. To find the gene, they used a new imaging method that screens the brain's connections -...
Signs of Alzheimer Decades before Illness Strike
FARS News Agency 2013-03-07
"Much of your risk for disease is written in your DNA, so the genome is a good place to look for new drug targets," said Thompson, who in 2009 founded a research network known as Project ENIGMA to poo...
UCLA Researchers Announce Two New Alzheimer's Breakthroughs
UCLA scientists continue to make advances in Alzheimer's disease. Their latest breakthrough was published in the March 4 online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. They not...
Cerveau Artificiel se Fabrication a Commence!
Science et Vie 2013-02-01
Paul Thompson, professor of neurology and a member of the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI), was featured in the February 2013 issue of the French science magazine, Science et Vie. The article discus...
UCLA Partners with International Scientists for Brain Research
One of UCLA's research focuses is the human brain. UCLA's Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI) announced that it had entered into a partnership with academic centers from Europe and elsewhere around the...
Mapping Human Brain Goes Worldwide
UCLA's Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI) has entered into a partnership with academic centers from Europe and around the world in a massive, unprecedented effort to understand the human brain. The Eu...