UC San Diego wins Alzheimer’s research lawsuit:
A judge has ruled that control of a landmark project on Alzheimer’s disease belongs to the University of California at San Diego — handing the school a major victory in its lawsuit against the University of Southern California. UC San Diego sued after Alzheimer’s researcher Paul Aisen and other employees transferred to USC last month. The lawsuit alleges USC, Aisen and other defendants conspired to illegally transfer the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study to the Los Angeles-based university. Superior Court Judge Judith Hayes on Friday did not immediately decide on UC San Diego’s request for monetary damages, the Los Angeles Times reported. Aisen resigned in June from UC San Diego, where he had overseen the study since 2007, to become founding director of an Alzheimer’s institute at USC.