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One E-Cigarette with Nicotine Leads to Adrenaline Changes in Nonsmokers’ Hearts

A new UCLA study found that healthy nonsmokers experienced increased adrenaline levels in their heart after one electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) with nicotine. The findings are published in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open...
20-Sep-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How First ‘Vouchers’ in UCLA Kidney Donation Program Led to 25 Lifesaving Transplants


A new UCLA-led study published in the September issue of the peer-reviewed journal Transplantation traces how the first three “kidney voucher” cases led to 25 lifesaving kidney transplants across the United States.
19-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA Brain Cancer Program Designated a Specialized Program of Research Excellence by the National Cancer Institute


The brain cancer program at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UCLA Brain Tumor Center has been designated a Specialized Program of Research Excellence, or SPORE by the National Cancer Institute, making it one of only five brain...
19-Sep-2017 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Behavioral Therapy Increases Connectivity in Brains of People with OCD

UCLA study reveals enhanced connections between brain regions that may compensate for underlying dysfunction
18-Sep-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Treatment-Resistant Melanoma May Be Vulnerable to a Drug Holiday, UCLA Study Finds


A UCLA study has uncovered the mechanisms by which treatment-resistant melanoma become vulnerable to cessation of a class of drugs called MAP kinase (MAPK)-targeted inhibitors. By identifying these mechanisms, the scientists discovered that...
18-Sep-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA opens first engineered blood stem cell clinical trial for cancers with the NY-ESO-1 tumor marker


Scientists at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have initiated a phase 1 clinical trial to test a novel cancer treatment for certain kinds of cancers that have a specific tumor marker called...
11-Sep-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Unlocks How Changes in Gene Activity Early During Therapy Can Establish the Roots of Drug-Resistant Melanoma


A UCLA-led study of changes in gene activity in BRAF-mutated melanoma suggests these epigenomic alterations are not random but can explain how tumors are already developing resistance as they shrink in response to treatment with a powerful class of...
8-Sep-2017 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA receives $8.4 million NIH grant to help liver transplant recipients stay healthier longer


UCLA has received an $8.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to research ways to help donated livers last longer and improve outcomes for transplant recipients.
7-Sep-2017 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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10 Health Tips for Female College Students


For young women heading off to college, it can be a time filled with the excitement of living away from home. This new sense of independence should also include taking charge of one’s own health.
12-Sep-2017 4:15 PM EDT

Concussions in Women: Rates, Symptoms and Recovery Are Different


Females tend to report more symptoms—and more severe ones--and may also take longer to recover from brain injuries than their male counterparts.
6-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT

Beware the Role of Depression in College Students’ ‘Failure to Launch’


Each fall, parents pack their college freshmen off to school, fingers crossed for a solid start on the road to adulthood. But some students don’t find their footing and return home after a semester or two to regroup.
1-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT

10 Things College Women Can Do to Protect Their Gynecologic Health


For young women heading off to college, it can be a time filled with the excitement of living away from home. This new sense of independence should also include taking charge of one’s own health.
29-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT

Cancer Treatments Can Change the Sense of Taste, Nutrition Expert Warns


Cancer treatments have many effects on patients – some apparent and some less so. One of the most noticeable changes is a change in taste.
25-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT

Protecting Kids Against HPV Before Cancer Risk Increases


It is that time of year for kids returning to school to get vaccinated before the school year starts. But the controversy over the HPV vaccine continues to rage as it has since its introduction in the U.S. in 2014.
10-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT

Transgender Teens Need Support to Avoid Adverse Mental Health Outcomes


9-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT

No Summer Vacations for Viruses


Summer colds might seem rare, but you’re actually just as likely to catch one in the summer as in the winter. Why?
7-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT

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