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Newswise: UCLA researchers discover new compound that promotes lung health

UCLA researchers discover new compound that promotes lung health

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A molecule identified by UCLA researchers helps maintain a healthy balance of cells in airway and lung tissue. If the compound, so far only studied in isolated human and mouse cells, has the same effect in people, it may lead to new drugs to treat or prevent lung cancer.

Channels: All Journal News, Cancer, Stem Cells, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Cell (journal),

Released:
18-Feb-2020 7:25 PM EST
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Newswise: Study Finds Empathy Can Be Detected in People Whose Brains Are at Rest

Study Finds Empathy Can Be Detected in People Whose Brains Are at Rest

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA researchers have found that it is possible to assess a person’s ability to feel empathy by studying their brain activity while they are resting rather than while they are engaged in specific tasks.

Channels: Neuro, Autism, Cognition and Learning, Mental Health, Staff Picks, All Journal News,

Released:
18-Feb-2020 2:10 PM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Early treatment for PTSD after a disaster has lasting effects

Early treatment for PTSD after a disaster has lasting effects

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

In 1988, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck near the northern Armenian city of Spitak. The temblor destroyed cities and is estimated to have killed between 25,000 and 35,000 people, many of whom were schoolchildren.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Trauma, Natural Disasters, Staff Picks,

Released:
14-Feb-2020 8:45 AM EST
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Newswise: A prescription for the pain of rejection: Acetaminophen and forgiveness

A prescription for the pain of rejection: Acetaminophen and forgiveness

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

The emotional distress that often accompanies a breakup is called social pain, and it may cause sadness, depression and loneliness, as well as actual physical pain, research has shown. A study, published recently in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine may have found an antidote – forgiveness combined with acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol.

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Mental Health, Pain, Pharmaceuticals, Psychology and Psychiatry, Sex and Relationships, Valentine's Day,

Released:
13-Feb-2020 6:40 PM EST
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Newswise: Much shorter radiation treatment found to be safe, effective for people with soft tissue sarcoma

Much shorter radiation treatment found to be safe, effective for people with soft tissue sarcoma

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A new study led by researchers UCLA found that treating soft tissue sarcoma with radiation over a significantly shorter period of time is safe, and likely just as effective, as a much longer conventional course of treatment.

Channels: All Journal News, Cancer, Healthcare,

Released:
13-Feb-2020 2:45 PM EST
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Newswise: Gene associated with autism also controls growth of the embryonic brain
Released:
11-Feb-2020 5:15 PM EST
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