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Researchers discover how colon cancer mutates to escape the immune system

A UCLA-led study has found how colon cancer alters its genes during development in order to avoid detection by the immune system, creating a specific genetic imprint in the process.
4-Jun-2018 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA offers online training videos for caregivers of people with dementia

The UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program has been producing a series of online videos aimed at helping caregivers understand how to care for persons with dementia. They utilize actors who portray both dementia patients and their caregivers...
31-May-2018 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Despite Risk of Breast Cancer, Few Men Undergo Genetic Tests, Study Finds

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death among Americans. At least 10 percent of cancers are caused by inherited mutations in genes such as BRCA1 and BRCA2. Parents with the cancer gene mutation have a 50 percent chance of passing it on to a son...
31-May-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Personalized cancer vaccine may increase long-term survival in patients with deadly brain cancer

An international study led by researchers at UCLA has found that a personalized vaccine targeting glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer, may help people live longer. Nearly 30 percent of people in the current trial have now survived for...
30-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Grant Funds Cutting-Edge UCLA Clinical Trial for Late-Stage Lung Cancer

Scientists at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA a have been awarded a $12M grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine – also known as CIRM – to initiate a phase 1 clinical...
24-May-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Predicts Most People with Earliest Alzheimer’s Signs Won’t Develop Dementia Associated with the Disease

UCLA researchers lay out the probabilities that a person will develop Alzheimer’s disease dementia based on age, gender and the results of biomarker tests, which can detect the presence of certain protein fragments in brain and spinal fluid or for...
17-May-2018 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Mice Regrow Neurons and Blood Vessels After Stroke

In a first-of-its-kind finding, a new stroke-healing gel helped regrow neurons and blood vessels in mice with stroke-damaged brains
18-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Algorithm More Accurately Predicts Life Expectancy After Heart Failure

A new algorithm more accurately predicts which people will survive heart failure, and for how long, whether or not they receive a heart transplant. The algorithm would allow doctors to make more personalized assessments of people who are awaiting...
18-May-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Expert Available: Family Separation at the U.S. Border – and What Research Shows

20-Jun-2018 3:25 PM EDT

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Trying to Become a Dad? Avoid 'Dad Bod' — and Other Male Fertility Tips

Male infertility accounts for 40% of fertility problems in couples who have difficulty conceiving. UCLA urologist Dr. Jesse Mills explains the factors at play — and how to know whether you need to see a doctor.
14-Jun-2018 4:40 PM EDT

Grilling and Cancer: 4 Tips for Healthier Grilling

When beef, pork, fish or poultry are cooked using high-temperature methods, chemicals called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can form.
12-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Is it Alzheimer’s? Maybe not. Three treatable conditions can cause memory loss

When seniors experience memory problems, they may start worrying that they have Alzheimer’s disease. Indeed, Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of memory loss in the elderly – but sometimes an entirely different diagnosis is to blame.
8-Jun-2018 8:05 PM EDT

CDC Suicide Report: UCLA Expert Available

8-Jun-2018 8:05 AM EDT

Surprising facts about foam rollers may entice you to try one

6-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT

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Oncologist/colorectal cancer expert available to discuss new colorectal cancer screening guidelines

30-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT

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Teething Tablets Unsafe - UCLA Dentistry Expert Available

23-May-2018 4:10 PM EDT

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