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Alterations in brain's white matter key to schizophrenia, UCLA study shows

Schizophrenia, a chronic and debilitating disorder marked in part by auditory hallucinations and paranoia, can strike in late adolescence or early adulthood at a time when people are ready to stand on their own two feet as fully independent adults. Now scientists at UCLA think they are begin...

Kaiser Permanente Grant to Expand UCLA International Medical Center Graduate Program

$2 Million Grant to Help Increase Hispanic Family Physicians in California LOS ANGELES and OAKLAND, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente announced today a $2 million grant to the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles , to expand its Internationa...

Two UCLA Neurosurgeons to Be Showcased in Documentary for the First Official National Brain Tumor Awareness Month

Two UCLA neurosurgeons will be featured in a documentary for the Nation's first Brain Tumor Awareness Month. These two neurosurgeons will put their skills to the test as they perform surgery to save a father and his thirteen year old stepson. TAMPA, Fla., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of UC...

Bio-Matrix Scientific Group and Entest BioMedical Sign Contract With UCLA Researcher to Develop Gestational Diabetes Screening Test

New Screening Test Will Focus on 4.3 Million Annual U.S. Birth Market SAN DIEGO, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bio-Matrix Scientific Group Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BMSN) and Entest BioMedical Inc., BMSN's wholly-owned subsidiary, today announced that a contract has been signed with Dr. ...

IADR Oral Medicine and Pathology Research Award presented to UCLA professor

Alexandria, Va. The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is presenting its 2009 Oral Medicine & Pathology Research Award to Dr. Cun-Yu Wang, from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. The award will be presented at the IADR 87th General Session & Exhibition in Mia...

Landmark UCLA study finds aggresive, personalized treatment increases kidney cancer patient survival

A study of nearly 1,500 patients treated for kidney cancer at UCLA in the last 15 years shows that an aggressive, tailored treatment approach results in better survival rates and uncovered subsets of kidney cancer that behave differently and need to be treated accordingly. The one-size-fits-al...

Why do eyelids sag with age? UCLA study answers mystery

Many theories have sought to explain what causes the baggy lower eyelids that come with aging, but UCLA researchers have now found that fat expansion in the eye socket is the primary culprit. As a result, researchers say, fat excision should be a component of treatment for patients seeking to a...

Miss Maggie Moo and Mario Lopez Bring a Special Delivery of Valentine's Day Cheer to the Children at the Santa Monica - UCLA and Orthopaedic Hospital

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NexCen Brands, Inc. (Nasdaq: NEXC ) ("NexCen") announced today a charitable campaign by one of its franchise brands, MaggieMoo's Ice Cream & Treatery. As part of the brand's commitment to community giving, Miss Maggie Moo, the ambassador...

MCM Completes Westwood Replacement Hospital - Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

MCM's Biggest Project Completed With Detailed Precision STEINBACH, Manitoba, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Featuring design by a joint venture of Pei Architects and Perkins & Will, Mid Canada Millwork has completed millwork for a replacement hospital in Westwood, the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medica...

Distorted self-image due to visual brain glitch, UCLA research finds

Although they look normal, people suffering from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) perceive themselves as ugly and disfigured. New imaging research reveals that the brains of people with BDD look normal, but function abnormally when processing visual details. Reported in the December edition of the...
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UCLA: Lithium Builds Gray Matter in Bipolar Brains, UCLA Study Shows

Novel brain imaging technique suggests how lithium works as a therapeutic LOS ANGELES, April 12, 2007--Neuroscientists at UCLA have shown that lithium, long the standard treatment for bipolar disorder, increases the amount of gray matter in the brains of patients with the illness. The resear...

New Study Showed Lantus(R) Plus One, Two or Three Shots of Apidra(R) Lowered Patients' Blood Sugar

...y, we observed A1C reductions with many patients achieving the target A1C of less than 7 percent," stated Mayer Davidson, M.D., Professor of Medicine, ucla School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California. From a mean A1C of 9.8% at minus week 14, A1C decreased by 2.5%, with 37% of patients reaching A1C&...

Proteolix Presents Phase 1b/2 Clinical Data for Carfilzomib in Advanced Solid Tumor Patients at the 2009 ASCO Annual Meeting

...se or better lasting for several months," said Peter J. Rosen, M.D., Medical Director of the Tower Cancer Research Foundation and Emeritus Professor, ucla . Data from the Phase 1b/2 clinical trials of relapsed solid tumor patients were presented by Dr. Rosen at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the America...

University of California Los Angeles Selects Velos eResearch

...dors, the University of California Los Angeles ( ucla ) has selected the services of Velos and its flags...nducted in the David Geffen School of Medicine at ucla . A ucla selection committee chose Velos eResearch because...

Pistachios Offer Protective Benefits Against Heart Disease, Type II Diabetes and Obesity

...al Biology 2009 in New Orleans. Researchers from ucla and the University of Toronto presented, for th... adherence to a calorie-reduced diet easier. The ucla researchers set out to determine if equal amounts...rol," said Dr. Heber, M.D., Ph.D., director of the ucla Center for Human Nutrition. Pistachios Blunt...

Bone Biologics Announces Significant Milestone for Spinal Fusion Surgery Using Recombinant Protein and Demineralized Bone Matrix

...ing the protein as a Platform Technology since 2004, leveraging the previous ten years of research in the lab performed by the founding scientists at ucla . This Platform Technology is combined with DBX(R) demineralized bone matrix to promote bone growth in spinal fusion. Results have exhibited rapid b...

Groundbreaking Paper Publishes Long Term Results of a Successful Phase I Clinical Trial Using Autologous Neural Stem Cells to Treat Parkinson's Disease

...herapeutic effects of this approach." Dr Levesque is a principal investigator for NeuroGeneration, a biotechnology company, and is affiliated with the ucla School of Medicine and the Brain Research Institute. The researcher reports that the publication of the article, "Therapeutic Microinjection of...

Study Suggests New Treatment Approach May be Needed for Management of Depression in Some People With Bipolar Disorder

...lleman, Ph.D., David Geffen School of Medicine at ucla , Los Angeles; Susan McElroy, M.D., University of...tshuler, M.D., David Geffen School of Medicine at ucla , Los Angeles; David Black, Ph.D., Pediatric and D...esda, Md., and David Geffen School of Medicine at ucla , Los Angeles; Paul Keck Jr., M.D., University of...

Positive Data From Lung Study May Lead to First FDA Approved Treatment for Pulmonary Fibrosis

...centers for the treatment and study of PF including The University of Chicago , University of Michigan , and the David Geffen School of Medicine at ucla and directed more than $400,000 in combined research funding since 2006 through its partnership with the American Thoracic Society (ATS). Complete de...

New Research Reveals Unforeseen Side Effect of the Breast Cancer Movement

...loan-Kettering Cancer Center); Pat Nogar, Dr. Paul Gilman, Dr. Jen Sabol, Dr. Zonera Ali, Dr. Ned Carp (all from Lankenau Hospital); Dr. Harvey Karp ( ucla ); and Dr. Graham Colditz ( Washington University ). About Breastcancer.org and Dr. Weiss Breastcancer.org is the #1 online resource f...
UCLA in Medical Dictionary

Typhoid Fever

...nt, causes, patient stories, videos, forums, prevention, and prognosis. ucla Department of Medicine Homepage provides information of the ucla Medical Center ... The differential diagnosis of typhoid fever is ext...

Spine MRI

...c resonance imaging ( MRI ) of the spine is a ... Spine MRI may be performed in emergency settings to rule out spinal cord damage ... The ucla Lung Cancer Program is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of experts who are dedicated to the prevention, detection, treatment, and research of lun...

Primary

...rtified Primary Election Results – Democratic Party (Certified on 02/15/2008) ... eHistory at OSU, Primary Sources for Historical Research ... ucla Institute on Primary Sources) Welcome to the eHistory Primary Sources and Documents Section. ... ...

Neurosurgery

.... Neurosurgery Research. and Education Foundation (NREF) ... Neurosurgical treatment for both the adult pediatric patient. Neurosurgery : ucla - Ranked in U.S. top ten, Advanced Neurosurgical Treatments: ... Pediatric Neurosurgery Program. Peripheral Nerve Program. Pituitary Tumor Program ....

Neurology

...rology Continuing Medical Education (CME), Neurology medical journal ... From Medscape, Brain, Headache, Nature Reviews Neurology and more... ucla Neurology Department ... Neurology Weekly Schedule: Aug 03 - Aug 07 ... Dr. Bruce Dobkin, professor of neurology , was quoted June 23 by BBC News...

Lung needle biopsy

...biopsy , including the reasons and preparation for ... The physician will insert the biopsy needle between the ribs into the lung . ... The ucla Lung Cancer Program is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of experts who are dedicated to the prevention, ... A needle lung biopsy is ... ...

Hereditary angioedema

...sed by low ... Treatment of hereditary angioedema with danazol. ... ucla Department of Medicine Homepage provides information of the ucla Medical Center including Latest News, Proceedings ... with hereditary an...

Gynecology

...t; Health Centers > Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology ... Gynecology news • May 23 06 ... The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at ucla welcomes referrals for ... General Gynecology Practice. General Obstetrics Practice. Gynecologic Oncology ... NewYork-Presbyterian offers an out...

Genetics

...e Genome Analysis ... Understanding Genetics - an online exhibition about Genetics and human health. ... Oral History of Human Genetics . ucla Center for Society and Genetics Box 9572211323 Rolfe HallLos Angeles, CA ... Copyright © 2008 Regents of the University of ... Duke University D...

Epidural abscess

...of spinal epidural abscess has increased over the. past decade. ... ucla Department of Medicine Homepage provides information of the ucla Medical Center including Latest News, ... a central epidural abscess at...
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Fruits, vegetables and teas may protect smokers from lung cancer, UCLA researchers report

Tobacco smokers who eat three servings of fruits and vegetables per day and drink green or black tea may be protecting themselves from lung cancer, according to a first-of-its-kind study by UCLA cancer researchers. UCLA researchers found that smokers who ingested high levels of natural chemica...

Global warming and other research from UCLA summit featured in journal

Global warming and other human-caused ecological changes are outpacing the ability of species to adapt, resulting in greater threats of disease, reduced diversity in plant and animal communities, and an overall loss of natural heritage, according to research presented at a University of California...

Using nanotechnology, UCLA researchers discover cancer cells 'feel' much softer than normal cells

A multidisciplinary team of UCLA scientists were able to differentiate metastatic cancer cells from normal cells in patient samples using leading-edge nanotechnology that measures the softness of the cells. The study, published Dec. 2, 2007 in the advance online edition of the journal Nature N...

Biotech Co. founded by UCLA Scientists to be acquired by Astellas, Pharma Inc.

A business success story has both UCLA and a team of enterprising UCLA scientists envisioning a brighter future for cancer research and patient care. In 1996, a unique collaboration of leading UCLA scientists led by Dr. Arie Belldegrun founded the biotechnology company Agensys Inc. and the c...

$1.1 million NSF grant to fund research in advanced light microscopy at UCLA

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.1 million Major Research Instrumentation grant for the Advanced Light Microscopy core laboratory at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA. The award will facilitate the acquisition of the first commercially available super-resolution stimulat...

US control strategies may make flu epidemics worse, UCLA study shows

Regular as clockwork, the flu arrives every year. And, according to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5 to 20 percent of the U.S. population on average will come down with it. About 36,000 people will die. But among health experts, a bigger concern than the seasonal flu is ...

Lithium builds gray matter in bipolar brains, UCLA study shows

Neuroscientists at UCLA have shown that lithium, long the standard treatment for bipolar disorder, increases the amount of gray matter in the brains of patients with the illness. The research is featured in the July issue of the journal Biological Psychiatry and is currently available online. ...

Caloric restriction won't dramatically extend life span in humans: UCLA research

Severely restricting calories over decades may add a few years to a human life span, but will not enable humans to live to 125 and beyond, as many have speculated, evolutionary biologists report. "Our message is that suffering years of misery to remain super-skinny is not going to have a big payo...

A crystal ball for brain cancer?

... ucla researchers have uncovered a new way to scan brain... movement in tumors to positive drug response, the ucla team predicted with 70 percent accuracy which pati...cer returned after chemotherapy and radiation, his ucla doctor prescribed the off-label use of Avastin, a ...

Naming evolution's winners and losers

...are among the losers, according to new research by ucla scientists and colleagues. "Our results ind... that mammals are special," said Michael Alfaro, a ucla assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary bi...s at the University of Idaho; Francesco Santini, a ucla postdoctoral scholar in Alfaro's laboratory; Chad ...

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Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA launches program in nanopediatrics

Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA today announced the launch of the Mattel UCLA NanoPediatrics Program, which will explore the future of personalized medicine for children, including the opportunities and risks involved. The program is one of the world's first dedicated solely to nanomedicine and pe...

UCLA welcomes startup to new incubator space at California NanoSystems Institute

...ens Wireless has licensed patented technology from ucla for wireless sensor systems developed by Majid Sarrafzadeh, a ucla professor of computer science and engineering, and...s very fortunate to have been selected to join the ucla incubator program at CNSI," said Eric Collins, pre...

Oprah, Luke Skywalker and Maradona -- new study investigates how our brains respond to them

...ow visual, text and sound information can elicit a unique percept is still largely unknown." The University of Leicester team in collaboration with ucla and Caltech used presentations of pictures, spoken and written names to show that single neurons in the human hippocampus and surrounding areas respon...

Looking Older Than You Are May Have Little to Do With Wrinkles

...a Board Certified Dermatologist and Internist with a private practice located in the Larchmont area of Los Angeles. She is on the clinical faculty at ucla Dermatology Department and a member of many Laser and Dermatology societies. Dr. Fitzgerald maintains an educational practice website RebeccaFitzgera...

Sundia MediTech Appoints Dr. Tong Xu as VP of Process Chemistry

...om the University of Michigan in USA. He also obtained an MBA with focus on finance and entrepreneurship from the Anderson School of Management at ucla in USA. About Sundia: Sundia MediTech Company is a leading integrated pharmaceutical contract research organization (CRO) company based in Sh...

New Stem Cell Web Site to Focus on Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Diabetes

...lity. The site also highlights the Company's progress in developing a gestational diabetes screening test, as the exclusive licensee granted by ucla . The non-invasive, highly accurate streamline test mitigates the lengthy process of diagnoses and would more quickly treat the glucose intolerant di...

Disabled and other vulnerable groups more susceptible to terrorism fears

...worse than others in the aftermath of natural disasters, suffering disproportionate impoverishment, injuries and fatalities. Now, a new study by ucla researchers and colleagues has found that they also experience greater terrorism-related fears and make more behavioral changes based on those fears ...

Proteolix to Present Carfilzomib Clinical Data During the 2009 ASCO Annual Meeting

...presented on Saturday, May 30 during an oral session by Peter Rosen, M.D., Medical Director, Tower Cancer Research Foundation and Emeritus Professor, ucla . A complete list of the company's oral and poster presentations at ASCO follows: Oral Presentations Saturday, May 30, 2009 a...

Four Major Universities Join Nation's Leading Postgrad Bio Jobs Board

... prestigious universities have joined Bio Career Center, the nation's leading online jobs board and careers site for life science professionals. ucla , Brown , NYU and Georgetown are now members of the jobs board, joining 15 other major universities. The jobs board, www.biocareercenter.com...

ATS Medical Announces Participation in the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgeons

...he Prudential Tower entitled, "The ATS 3f Revolution," which will be hosted by several preeminent cardiac surgeons including Richard Shemin, MD, from ucla , Los Angeles, Allan Stewart, MD, from Columbia University Medical Center, New York, and Sven Martens, MD, from JW Goethe University , Frankfurt. ...
UCLA in Biological Dictionary

Telomerase

...enzymatic ribonucleoprotein complex that acts as a reverse ... Telomerase activity is almost absent in somatic cells, but it is detected in ... ucla biochemists have determined the three-dimensional structure of a major domain of telomerase , the enzyme that helps maintain telomeres &#8211...
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