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UCLA In the News March 14, 2018

UCLA In the News lists selected mentions of UCLA in the world’s news media. See more UCLA In the News. Erratic schedules a part of life for L.A. retail workers | Los Angeles Times In conjunction with the effort, the UCLA Labor… Click Here to Read More

How Brain Surgery Stops Parkinson’s Disease Tremors

Experts say two types of brain surgery can have immediate results for Parkinson’s disease patients. However, they say oral medications should be tried first. A woman lies awake on an operating table, her outstretched arm shaking uncontrollably. A team of four doctors… Click Here to Read More

BRAIN grant funds study of neurocircuitry of depression

Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles have been awarded an $8.5 million grant to work toward a better understanding of the neurocircuitry of depression. The grant is from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and… Click Here to Read More

UCLA neurosurgeons utilize virtual reality in treating patients

Pediatric neurosurgeon Aria Fallah donned virtual reality goggles and exchanged his surgical tools for two remotes to practice a brain surgery. Fallah carefully maneuvered around bundles of neon green brain matter and bright red blood vessels in a three-dimensional scan to reach… Click Here to Read More

How ‘Air Pockets’ Can Form in Your Brain

An 84-year-old man was discovered to have empty space where part of his brain should be. Experts say these “air pockets” are more common than you might think. Next time you play Scrabble, try this on your opponent: pneumocephalus (10 extra points… Click Here to Read More

UC scientists awarded more than $9 million from federal BRAIN Initiative

Fourteen University of California research teams will share $9.5 million from the federal government’s BRAIN Initiative, part of $70 million in new grants announced by the National Institutes of Health. This is the third round of grants to support the goals of… Click Here to Read More

Guitar-playing brain surgery patient returns to UCLA to share his story

In late May, people all over the world were intrigued to see a series of six-second online videos depicting a man playing a box-shaped guitar while undergoing brain surgery at UCLA. Brad Carter was no stranger to cameras, but the Studio City-based… Click Here to Read More

UCLA Live-Tweets Brain Surgery, Posts Vine Videos (VIDEO)

LOS ANGELES — It was an uncomplicated brain surgery the hospital had performed hundreds of times before (499 times, to be exact). But to celebrate Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center’s 500th deep brain stimulation operation Thursday, surgeons performed the world’s first live-Vined… Click Here to Read More

New device helps boost movement in Parkinson’s patients

WESTWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Parkinson’s disease can slowly rob a person of their ability to do even the most simple, every day tasks. But a new type of technology, FDA-approved just days ago, may change the way people live with the… Click Here to Read More

Reviving Memory With An Electrical Current

Last year, in an operating room at the University of Toronto, a 63-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease experienced something she hadn’t for 55 years: a memory of her 8-year-old self playing with her siblings on their family farm in Scotland. The woman… Click Here to Read More

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