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2011-06-21 12:20:34

Scientists find altering hormone levels changes cellular development in the brain In a study that increases the understanding of the link between fetal development and obesity later in life, researchers at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) found altering the levels of two common hormones, insulin and leptin, in utero changes the cellular development in the region of the brain that regulates appetite. Their study using fetal neural stem cells...

2011-04-19 13:47:11

Cigarettes leave toxins on surfaces that can endanger infants Stepping outside to smoke a cigarette may not be enough to protect the lungs and life of a pregnant woman's unborn child, according to a new study in the American Journal of Physiology. The study, by researchers at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed), found prenatal exposure to toxic components of a newly recognized category of tobacco smoke"”known as "thirdhand...

2011-03-10 14:07:17

LA BioMed scientists find reduced neural stem cell division and differentiation Providing further understanding of the link between low birth weights and obesity later in life, researchers found nutritionally deprived newborns are "programmed" to eat more because they develop less neurons in the region of the brain that controls food intake, according to an article published today in the journal, Brain Research. The study by a team of researchers at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute...

2010-12-02 00:52:40

In a study that supports the need for newborn screening and early treatment for a rare genetic disorder, researchers at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) and Iowa State University found enzyme replacement therapy beginning at birth eliminated almost all of the symptoms associated with mucopolysaccharidosis type I, or MPS I, in animal models. The study, which was published today in the journal, Science Translational Medicine, is the first to...

2010-11-22 12:34:47

Abstract presented at American Society of Nephrology's Renal Week In a study of more than 4,500 children, researchers found those with higher waist circumferences had significantly higher pulse pressures, which is known to increase the risk of heart-related disorders, according to an abstract presented today at the American Society of Nephrology's Renal Week conference in Denver. Gangadarshni Chandramohan, MD, a researcher at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical...

2010-11-22 07:53:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--There's no time better than the present to address your child's potential for health risks. As part of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, researchers studied data from more than 4,500 children aged 6 to 17 years, and found those with higher waist circumferences had significantly higher pulse pressures, which are known to increase the risk of heart-related disorders. "We found the children's body mass didn't correlate to higher pulse pressures, but...

2010-07-26 12:47:41

LA BioMed research provides guidance for medical training requirements As the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education seeks to improve patient care by further limiting the hours worked by medical residents, the Journal of Surgical Research will published a new study online on Monday reporting that outcomes in two common surgeries "“ appendectomy and laparoscopic cholecystectomy "“ were similar among residents who had worked less than 16 hours and those who had worked...

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2010-06-25 07:53:20

Researchers demonstrate effectiveness in Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) A team led by a Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) researcher developed a novel approach to efficiently identify disease relevant genes in human complex neurological disorders and demonstrated the effectiveness of this method by applying it to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's Disease, according to a new study reported online in the journal, Human Molecular Genetics. The approach...

2010-04-29 12:47:32

LA BioMed study published in Academic Medicine By developing a collaborative team mentored approach to learning through the Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC), a committee of experienced medical education researchers created a new model that makes it possible to conduct the scientific studies needed to assess the effectiveness of medical teaching methods, Wendy Coates, MD, a Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) principal investigator writes in a study published...

2010-02-05 12:57:27

LA BioMed study finds operations can be safely performed within 48 hours of admission Patients with mild gallstone pancreatitis usually stay in the hospital for several days, waiting for the symptoms to subside, before undergoing surgery to remedy the condition. A new study from researchers at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) indicates patients may no longer have to wait so long for surgery and could leave the hospital sooner. The study, slated for publication in the...


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