Publications and Journals

Members of the UCLA Department of Neurology are on the forefront of research in the field. They are frequently published in neurology journals as well as featured in popular media. A sampling of recent research papers and publications is shown here. Other coverage can be found on each faculty member’s profile page.

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Recent Publications:

Death-seq identifies regulators of cell death and senolytic therapies

Dr. Thomas A. Rando, MD, PhD

Cells around our body & brain are affected by age. Using genomic technology, we can identify genes that might be important in the aging process.  Dr. Thomas Rando discusses Death-seq, which aims to identify genes and mechanisms involved in cell death.

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Association of Daily Step Patterns With Mortality in US Adults

Dr. Beate Ritz, MD

Taking a certain number of steps for just a few days per week can significantly improve your cardiovascular health according to a recent UCLA Health study.

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The Future Glioblastoma Clinical Trials Landscape: Early Phase 0, Window of Opportunity, and Adaptive Phase I-III Studies

Dr. PhiOanh L. Nghiemphu, MD & Dr. Timothy F. Cloughesy, MD

Glioblastoma is a very aggressive brain tumor that can cause life-threatening effects. Drs. PhiOanh Leia Nghiemphu and Timothy Cloughesy discuss clinical research trial findings for glioblastoma treatment.

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High-definition Cathodal Direct Current Stimulation for Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Dr. Mersedeh Bahr-Hosseini, MD, Dr. David S. Liebeskind, MD, & Dr. Jeffrey L. Saver, MD

Electrical stimulation of the brain can provide neuroprotective effects. In this study, Drs. Mersedeh Bahr-Hosseini, David Liebeskind, and Jeffrey Saver utilize cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation (C-tDCS) to assist patients with stroke.


Image data harmonization tools for the analysis of post-traumatic epilepsy development in preclinical multisite MRI studies

Dr. Richard Staba, PhD

Post-traumatic #epilepsy is attributed to seizure occurrence post-brain injury. Biomarkers for this epilepsy can be detected through MRI studies. Dr. Richard Staba discusses how to improve these studies to achieve more statistically significant results.


Core protocol development for phase 2/3 clinical trials in the leukodystrophy vanishing white matter: a consensus statement by the VWM consortium and patient advocates

Dr. Brent L. Fogel, MD, PhD

"Vanishing White Matter" (VNM) is a type of leukodystrophy that affects axons in our nervous system. There are currently no approved treatments. Dr. Brent Fogel is looking into establishing a protocol for clinical trials on this disease.