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UCLA, UCSF gain FDA approval for prostate cancer imaging technique

The University of California’s two nationally ranked medical centers, UCSF and UCLA, and their nuclear medicine teams have obtained approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to offer a new imaging technique for prostate cancer that...
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Gene Therapy Gives Man with Sickle Cell Disease the Chance for a Better Future

In July 2019, Evie Junior enrolled in a clinical trial for an experimental stem cell gene therapy for sickle cell disease. The study is led by UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center physician-scientists Dr. Donald Kohn and Dr. Gary Schiller and funded...
30-Nov-2020 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

NIH Re-Funds ACTG for the Next Seven Years

The AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), the largest global HIV research network, has been re-funded for the next seven years by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and...
30-Nov-2020 1:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UCLA receives $6.4 million to fund cannabis research

UCLA has received seven grants totaling $6.4 million from the California Bureau of Cannabis Control. The awards will fund studies on topics ranging from the toxicity of inhaled and second-hand cannabis smoke to employment conditions in...
20-Nov-2020 8:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Long-acting antipsychotic therapy plus cognitive training show promise for schizophrenia


19-Nov-2020 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UCLA researchers find higher COVID positivity rates in Los Angeles County communities with high Latino populations, low incomes


18-Nov-2020 8:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Loneliness in Parkinson's disease may lead to worsening of symptoms

Research from UCLA scientists and colleagues from other institutions finds that people with Parkinson's disease who lack meaningful social interactions may be at an increased risk for severe symptoms related to the disease.
17-Nov-2020 5:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Study reveals how smoking worsens COVID-19 infection in the airways

UCLA researchers using a model of airway tissue created from human stem cells have pinpointed how smoking cigarettes causes more severe infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in the airways of the lungs.
17-Nov-2020 11:55 AM EST Add to Favorites


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UCLA pancreatic cancer surgeon/expert to speak on the death of Alex Trebek

9-Nov-2020 8:05 AM EST

New lung cancer treatments lead to vastly improved survival rates

UCLA Health has helped drive monumental advances in the treatment of lung cancer – increasing survival rates in the nation’s leading cause of cancer deaths.
6-Nov-2020 1:45 PM EST

UCLA Health infectious disease experts tout critical role mask wearing plays in limiting spread of COVID-19

With thousands of new cases logged daily and a vaccine to fight COVID-19 still in development, UCLA Health infectious disease experts are encouraging people to continue to wear masks as the best method of protecting against virus transmission.
30-Oct-2020 6:35 PM EDT

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UCLA expert available to offer advice on how to navigate emotions on Election Day

27-Oct-2020 4:15 PM EDT

UCLA pancreatic cancer surgeon/expert to speak on the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Badger Ginsburg

18-Sep-2020 8:05 PM EDT

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UCLA pulmonary expert to speak on air quality and wildfires

11-Sep-2020 6:35 PM EDT

UCLA oncologist available to comment on changing landscape of colon cancer and the death of Chadwick Boseman

31-Aug-2020 5:55 PM EDT

Pediatrics expert from UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital available for comment on American Academy of Pediatrics report on COVID-19 child cases increase

11-Aug-2020 4:35 PM EDT

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