UCLA: Awarded $5 Million Grant to Participate in HIV Brain Bank
The University of California-Los Angeles has been awarded a $5 million, five-year grant to participate in the multi-site National Neurological AIDS Bank to "study how AIDS affects the brain and central nervous system," the Los Angeles Times reports. "This represents the first opportunity to link important clinical data offered by people living with AIDS -- such as lifestyle, antiviral drug use, health history and disease progression -- with clues revealed by tissue sample after their deaths," said Dr. Elyse Singer, chief neurologist for the UCLA Center for AIDS Research and Education. The project will be based at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Westwood, CA, and UCLA researchers will collaborate with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and the VA Medical Center (3/9).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.