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High-Fructose Diet Slows Recovery From Brain Injury

A diet high in processed fructose sabotages rat brains’ ability to heal after head trauma, UCLA neuroscientists report. Revealing a link between nutrition and brain health, the finding offers implications for the 5.3 million Americans living with...
2-Oct-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

FDA Approves Game-Changing Immunotherapy Drug to Fight Lung Cancer


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the breakthrough drug Keytruda to treat advanced non-small cell lung cancer, signaling a paradigm shift in the way the deadliest of all cancers is treated.
2-Oct-2015 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA and VA Launch Program to Enhance Cancer Care for Veterans


A new collaboration between UCLA and the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System will provide access to the latest therapeutic cancer clinical trials and state-of-the-art care for men and women who have served in the armed forces.
30-Sep-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA Researchers Discover New Method to Measure Artery Stiffness in the Human Brain


UCLA researchers have discovered a non-invasive method to measure vascular compliance, or how stiff an artery is, in the human brain, a finding that may have ramifications for preventing stroke and the early diagnoses of Alzheimer’s disease.
22-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pediatric Neurosurgeon Appointed to Endowed Chair for Epilepsy Research


Dr. Gary Mathern, whose expertise in complicated seizure disorders is sought after by peers and families around the globe, has been named by UCLA as the inaugural holder of the Dr. Alfonsina Q. Davies Endowed Chair in Honor of Paul Crandall, M.D.,...
18-Sep-2015 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Alzheimer’s Disease Consists of Three Distinct Subtypes, According to UCLA Study

Alzheimer’s disease, long thought to be a single disease, really consists of three distinct subtypes, according to a UCLA study.
16-Sep-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Initiative to Improve Treatment Services for Children with Autism Receives $10 Million Grant

Effort targets children of color, who tend to get diagnosed with autism -- and receive interventions -- later than white children.
8-Sep-2015 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetic Testing All Women for Breast Cancer Might Not Be Worth the Cost


Women who are carriers of mutated BRCA genes are known to have a significantly higher risk for developing breast and ovarian cancers than those who don’t have the mutations. But a new study by UCLA faculty questions the value of screening for the...
2-Sep-2015 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Parents: 6 Tips for Protecting Your Child From Sports Concussions


12-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

UCLA Sports Concussion Expert Available to Talk About Calif. Bill AB 2127 Restricting Contact Drills for High School Football


22-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Thomas Coates, Director of the UCLA Center for World Health, Available to Comment on World Wide Polio Threat


9-May-2014 6:00 PM EDT

UCLA Offers Tips to Lower the Risk of Colorectal Cancer

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Since this cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death, it’s a great time to take a look at the health of your colon. UCLA experts encourage people to embrace these 10 tips to help protect colon...
5-Mar-2014 11:00 AM EST

Injuries, Doping, and Sports Medicine at the Olympics with UCLA Health Sciences Experts

7-Feb-2014 10:00 AM EST

UCLA Coauthor of IOM Report on Youth and Concussion Available for Interviews


29-Oct-2013 5:40 PM EDT

UCLA doctors available to comment on Olympic Games drug testing, gender issues and sports injuries

24-Jul-2012 5:00 PM EDT

Have a Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day: Gift, Food and Activity Ideas from UCLA Experts

UCLA medical experts provide heart healthy gift, food and activity ideas for Valentine's Day.
22-Jan-2010 1:00 PM EST

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