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Study Identifies Brain Cells Involved in Pavlovian Response

UCLA scientists have traced the Pavlovian response to a small cluster of brain cells -- the same neurons that go awry during Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Tourette syndrome. The research could one day help scientists find new...
21-Mar-2017 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Identify Potential Treatment for Type of Muscle and Brain Degenerative Disease

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UCLA researchers have discovered the molecular basis of an incurable disease known as inclusion body myopathy, Paget disease with frontotemporal dementia, or IBMPFD. Using both fruit flies and human cells the researchers discovered how IBMPFD...
21-Mar-2017 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Explore a New Method to Study Cholesterol Distribution on Cells

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Researchers have developed a new way of visualizing the distribution of cholesterol in cells and tissues. Their research provides insights into the movement of cholesterol into and out of cells and could eventually identify mechanisms linking...
20-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Can Appendicitis Be Treated Solely with Medication?

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For 130 years, surgery has been the standard treatment for appendicitis — inflammation of the appendix, a short tube extending from the colon. After all, it’s best to remove an infected body part that is not essential to survival rather than...
17-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Biomarker Identifies Children at Risk of Poor Outcomes Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Speed of signaling between brain's hemispheres an indication of damage to white matter; may help to identify youths at risk of cognitive decline
15-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA Medical School Ranked Among Nation’s Best in Research, Primary Care

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA rose three spots to No. 11 in research and maintained its No. 6 position in primary care in the annual U.S. News and World Report assessment of graduate schools.
14-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Targeting Cancer Stem Cells Improves Treatment Effectiveness and Prevents Metastasis

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Targeting cancer stem cells may be a more effective way to overcome cancer resistance and prevent the spread of squamous cell carcinoma — the most common head and neck cancer and the second-most common skin cancer, according to a new study by...
10-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Brain Is 10 Times More Active Than Previously Measured, UCLA Researchers Find

A UCLA team discovered that dendrites are electrically active in animals that are moving around freely, generating nearly 10 times more spikes than somas. The finding challenges the long-held belief that spikes in the soma are the primary way in...
9-Mar-2017 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Nipping Seasonal Allergies in the Bud

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Allergy expert Dr. Rita Kachru, assistant clinical professor, division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy at UCLA Health, can explain what it really means to be allergic.
27-Mar-2017 7:05 PM EDT

Colorectal Cancer Rates Up Among Young Adults; What You Should Know

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Researchers predict that 13,500 new cases of colon and rectal cancers will be diagnosed in Americans under age 50 this year; in all age groups, about 100,000 cases of colon cancer and nearly 40,000 cases of rectal cancer are expected.
24-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT

When Air Pollution Is Bad, Know How to Protect Yourself

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There are steps we can take to protect ourselves and our families from air pollution, which has well-documented negative consequences for childhood asthma, birth outcomes, pregnancy risks, cardiovascular health, and other diseases.
22-Mar-2017 6:05 PM EDT

5 Facts About Sleep Apnea

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5 facts about sleep apnea and its negative effects on your health.
27-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST

It Isn’t Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

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10-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST

A Spot Check on Measles [VIDEO]

Dr. Dennis Woo of UCLA Health explains the health concerns around this highly-contagious disease -- and what we should do about it.
3-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST

Peak of Flu Season Starts This Month – Are You Ready? [Video]

In a season of a serious flu, UCLA's Dr. Dennis Woo explains why it's not too late to get the vaccine.
3-Feb-2017 9:00 AM EST

Older Adults Need as Much Sleep as College Students

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2-Feb-2017 5:00 PM EST

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