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Resiliency shaped by activity in the gut microbiome and brain

A new UCLA Health study has found that resilient people exhibit neural activity in the brain regions associated with improved cognition and regulating of emotions, and were more mindful and better at describing their feelings.
18-Jun-2024 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Confronting trauma alleviates chronic pain among older veterans

A new study led by UCLA Health and the U.S. Veterans Affairs Office found chronic pain among older adults could be significantly reduced through a newly developed psychotherapy that works by confronting past trauma and stress-related emotions that...
11-Jun-2024 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists accurately measure cancer evolution

In a new UCLA-led study, investigators shed light on the intricate processes underlying cancer evolution and define the optimal algorithms to analyze the genetic makeup of tumors.
11-Jun-2024 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

AI model may yield better outcomes for prostate cancer

By using AI to assist with cancer contouring, the researchers found predicting the cancer size was 45 times more accurate and consistent than when physicians used only conventional clinical imaging and blood tests to predict the cancer extent.
11-Jun-2024 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Clinical trial shows promising results in a two-drug combination that curbs methamphetamine use

A clinical trial on a two-drug therapy for methamphetamine use disorder reduced use of the highly addictive drug for up to 12 weeks after initiation of treatment. To date there is no FDA-approved medication for it.
7-Jun-2024 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Mpox continues to circulate at low numbers among gay and bisexual men who have sex with men

Mpox continues to circulate in the U.S. among gay and bisexual men who have sex with men. Though the number fell sharply to only 3 cases during the June through December 2023 multisite surveillance period compared to the previous highs, concern for...
5-Jun-2024 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists identify ‘missing piece’ required for blood stem cell self-renewal

UCLA scientists have identified a protein that not only enables blood stem cells to self-renew in a lab dish, but also allows these expanded cells to function effectively after being transplanted into mouse models.
5-Jun-2024 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Summer skin safety: UCLA Health pediatric dermatologist shares essential tips on how to protect your child’s skin from insect bites, scrapes and sunburns

UCLA Health pediatric dermatologist Jayden Galamgam, MD, on insect repellents, scrapes, sunburns and more.
17-Jun-2024 1:05 PM EDT

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Summer skin safety: UCLA Health pediatric dermatologist shares essential tips on how to protect your child’s skin from insect bites, scrapes and sunburns

UCLA Health pediatric dermatologist Jayden Galamgam, MD, on insect repellents, scrapes, sunburns and more.
17-Jun-2024 1:05 PM EDT

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Dermatologic conditions – even sunburn – can present differently in people of color

UCLA Health dermatologist Caroline Opene, MD treats patients of all skin tones, but as director of the UCLA Health Skin of Color clinic, she has special expertise in treating skin of color. Below are some of the topics she is often asked about.
4-Jun-2024 9:05 AM EDT

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Colorectal cancer now leading cause of cancer death in men younger than 50 and second leading cause of cancer death in women under 50 – but this is a cancer that is largely preventable

Folasade May, MD, PhD, UCLA Health cancer prevention researcher and gastroenterologist, is available for interview on a variety of topics during colorectal cancer awareness month.
22-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST

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