Topics

Financial Aid

Legal fight between USC, UCSD could have implications for Alzheimer's research

Legal fight between USC, UCSD could have implications for Alzheimer's research

It began with one university's courtship of another's faculty star — the kind of talent poaching that has become commonplace in American academia. But USC's luring of Alzheimer's disease expert Paul Aisen away from UC San Diego has blown up into a legal battle over money, control of research data and the fate of a pioneering study that some believe could advance the quest for treatments for a disorder that afflicts about 5.3 million Americans — a number that is expected to grow significantly as Baby Boomers age. UC San Diego filed a lawsuit challenging last month's defection by Aisen and other employees. The move is seen in academic circles as a...

Loading

66°