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UCLA School of Dentistry Receives $1.5 Million for Community-Based Education

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The UCLA School of Dentistry has received a $1.5 million grant from the state’s largest dental benefits provider, Delta Dental of California, to support launching a community-based clinical education program. The award, which will support UCLA...
12-Jan-2018 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UCLA Scientists Make Cells That Enable the Sense of Touch

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Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have, for the first time, coaxed human stem cells to become sensory interneurons — the cells that give us our sense of touch. The new protocol...
11-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Genetic ‘Switches’, Mapped for First Time, Drive Human Brain Development

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UCLA researchers have developed the first map of gene regulation in human neurogenesis, the process by which neural stem cells turn into brain cells and the cerebral cortex expands in size. The scientists identified factors that govern the growth of...
11-Jan-2018 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Immunotherapy Highly Effective in Treatment of Rare Skin Cancer, Study Finds

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In a UCLA-led study, more than two-thirds of people with a rare type of melanoma responded positively to treatment with anti-PD-1 immunotherapies.
10-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mirror Neuron Activity Predicts People’s Decision-Making in Moral Dilemmas, UCLA Study Finds

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Researchers found that the brain’s inferior frontal cortex is more active in people who are more averse to harming others when facing difficult ethical choices
5-Jan-2018 5:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Gene Therapy Using CAR T-Cells Could Provide Long-Term Protection Against HIV

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Through gene therapy, researchers engineered blood-forming stem cells (hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells, or HSPCs) to carry chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) genes to make cells that can detect and destroy HIV-infected cells. These engineered cells...
22-Dec-2017 4:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

UCLA Researchers Report Novel Complementary Effects of Estrogen Treatment in Combatting MS

A study by UCLA researchers reveals the cellular basis for how the hormone estrogen protects against damage to the central nervous system in people with multiple sclerosis
28-Dec-2017 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

State Medicaid Expansions From 1996 to 2011 Led to More Prenatal Care for Low-Income Mothers

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The Medicaid expansions for low-income parents that took place between 1996 and 2011 led to a 2.3 percent decrease in the uninsured rate among women who already had a child and became pregnant again, and a 7.9 percent decrease in the number of...
22-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Doctor Offers Tips on Warding Off a Cold

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There a few common sense, if perhaps overlooked, steps one can take to reduce one’s risk for catching a cold.
9-Jan-2018 2:40 PM EST

Reducing Your Risk of Getting Sick During Holiday Travel

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Holiday travel forces people into often-crowded airplanes, automobiles and airports and the result can be a cold or other bug that dims the holiday cheer.
27-Dec-2017 6:05 PM EST

4 Ways to Troubleshoot Weight Loss, According to a Physician

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The question is a logical one. New fad diets and exercise plans make big promises, but progress is never as easy as the hype suggests.
21-Dec-2017 6:05 PM EST

Here Are the Things Patients Should Be Doing for Their Health, but Aren’t

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Year-end is a great time to reflect on our health and endeavor to improve it. As we do so, it's important to identify the steps that could have a big impact on our wellness.
8-Dec-2017 8:05 PM EST

Drug Offers New Hope to Fight Relapse in People with Kidney Cancer

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7-Dec-2017 3:00 PM EST

Hospitalized During the Holidays? It’s Normal to Feel Blue

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Being in the hospital can happen any time of the year, but when it occurs during the holidays it can seem pretty unfair.
1-Dec-2017 7:05 PM EST

Holiday Festivities Can Make It Easy to Overdo Alcohol Consumption

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The holidays generate both positive and negative emotions, and drinking is one of the methods that people often use to cope.
21-Nov-2017 2:40 PM EST

For Diabetics, Planning Is Key to a Healthy Thanksgiving

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For people with diabetes, the keys to enjoying a safe and healthy Thanksgiving dinner are pre-planning and moderation.
3-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EDT

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