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PET scan visualization can measure effects of STING-activating drugs

New study suggests that readily available PET scanning could enable a whole-body analysis of the effects of systemic STING-activating therapy in humans, potentially providing a diagnostic tool to guide clinical development of this treatment approach.
10-Aug-2022 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA researchers use artificial intelligence tools to speed critical information on drug overdose deaths

Fast data processing of overdose deaths, which have increased in recent years, is crucial to developing a rapid public health response. But the system now in place lacks precision and takes months. To correct that, UCLA researchers have developed an...
4-Aug-2022 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UCLA brain researchers receive $4 million NIH grant to supercharge miniature microscope

The four-year award, part of the NIH’s BRAIN Initiative, will support the design, manufacturing and distribution of two types of new "miniscopes" that will allow scientists to peer much deeper into the brain than before.
5-Aug-2022 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New technology aims toward earlier detection of hepatocellular carcinoma

New research led by UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center investigators suggests that new technology in development may lead to a better way to detect early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
4-Aug-2022 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA researchers provide new framework for studying brain organization

UCLA researchers and colleagues at Emory University and other research centers have combined data simulation and experimental observation to bridge a gap between two major properties of large-scale organization of the human brain – stationary and...
27-Jul-2022 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UCLA launches effort to expand its COVID test to detect other emerging viruses

UCLA Health is joining a new effort to increase the ability to quickly respond to emerging pathogens by creating the capability to detect all existing and new respiratory RNA viruses in a single test.
22-Jul-2022 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA Health’s TechQuity Accelerator announces inaugural cohort advancing equitable innovations

The inaugural cohort of innovators has been selected to participate in UCLA Health’s new TechQuity Accelerator.
21-Jul-2022 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Develop Blueprint for Turning Stem Cells Into Sensory Interneurons

Key takeaways: • Just like the real thing. The stem cell–derived interneurons, which play a role in sensations like touch and pain, are indistinguishable from their real-life counterparts in the body. • Tomorrow’s therapies. In addition...
19-Jul-2022 1:05 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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