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New collaborative study to investigate sequential combinations of targeted inhibitors and immunotherapies against cancer

The National Cancer Institute has awarded a five-year, $13.3 million grant to a collaborative study on sequential combinations of targeted inhibitors and immunotherapies against cancer.
23-Sep-2022 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UCLA scientists awarded $10 million by NIH to study developing brain

The research projects, part of the NIH's BRAIN Initiative, aim to shed light on the developing brain’s cellular infrastructure to better understand brain disorders.
22-Sep-2022 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Artificial intelligence tools quickly detect signs of injection drug use in patients’ health records

An automated process that combines natural language processing and machine learning identified people who inject drugs (PWID) in electronic health records more quickly and accurately than current methods that rely on manual record reviews.
21-Sep-2022 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA to Participate in Phase 3 Trial Evaluating Monkeypox Treatment

The UCLA Clinical AIDS Research and Education (CARE) Center today announced its participation in STOMP (Study of Tecovirimat for Human Monkeypox Virus), or A5418, a phase 3, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial evaluating the safety...
16-Sep-2022 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UCLA researcher awarded National Academy of Medicine prize for work on genetics of autism

Dr. Daniel Geschwind was awarded the National Academy of Medicine’s top annual prize in mental health in recognition of his pioneering research and leadership in autism genetics.
15-Sep-2022 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UCLA Study Links Length of REM Sleep to Animals’ Body Temperature

Data suggests a previously unobserved relationship between body temperature and REM sleep, with REM sleep appearing to act like a "thermostatically controlled brain heater.”
14-Sep-2022 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UCLA Leads CDC-Funded Study on Effectiveness of Vaccines, Boosters in ‘Next Phase’ of COVID

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has been awarded a $13.6 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to continue to study the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines and the long-term impact of infection among U.S....
13-Sep-2022 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Dr. Timothy Miller Receives Congressional Medal of Honor Distinguished Citizen Award

Dr. Timothy Miller was honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor Distinguished Citizen Award for his work reconstructing the faces of veterans severely disfigured during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
12-Sep-2022 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UCLA psychiatrist is available to comment on challenges that lie ahead of veterans after a historical year

1-Nov-2021 12:00 AM EDT

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Expert available to comment on Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for kids

26-Oct-2021 7:05 PM EDT

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Scientist Honored for Pioneering Work in Hematology Research

Dr. Elizabeta Nemeth, professor of medicine and director of the Center for Iron Disorders at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been awarded the 2021 William Dameshek Prize by the American Society of Hematology (ASH) for her...
2-Jul-2021 3:05 PM EDT

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UCLA expert available to discuss colorectal cancer screening prevention, more during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

24-Feb-2021 1:55 PM EST

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

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