Latest Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute Stories

2009-12-01 14:25:46

Viral failure twice as common in patients with high viral loads given Epzicom when compared to those treated with Truvada A study in the New England Journal of Medicine released on World AIDS Day reports that viral failure, the point at which medication can no longer suppress the HIV infection, was twice as likely and happened sooner among patients initiating anti-retroviral therapy with high viral loads who were given Epzicom when compared to similar patients treated with Truvada. The...

2009-11-17 11:05:07

Research team reviews outcomes after 2 years of treatment with ambrisentan In one of the few studies of the long-term effects of medication in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) disease, a team of researchers found the health and exercise capacity of PAH patients improved after two years of treatment with ambrisentan, according to a study published in the current edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. A research team led by Ronald Oudiz, MD, FACC, a...

2009-10-01 11:53:24

Trauma patients who were intoxicated before their injuries were more likely to survive than trauma patients who suffered similar injuries but were sober at the time, according to a study published in the October edition of the American Surgeon that was conducted by researchers at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed). The researchers surveyed 7,985 trauma patients of similar age and with similar injuries to determine if the consumption of...

2009-05-05 08:53:43

Rare genetic disorder may benefit from development of new dementia treatments Researchers seeking to understand the causes of a rare genetic lysosomal storage disease, Sanfilippo syndrome type B, were surprised to find protein aggregates, known as neurofibrillary tangles, that are usually seen in Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, according to a study published May 4 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The discovery, in a study conducted at the Los Angeles Biomedical...

2008-09-09 12:00:42

The Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio) - a member-supported trade association that serves biotech and medical device firms, research organizations and academic institutions throughout the Greater Los Angeles region - has announced that 22 early- to late-stage companies are confirmed to present at the 10th Annual SoCalBio Investor Conference, which will be held September 19th at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The SoCalBio Investor Conference is the only...

2008-07-05 21:00:05

By Melissa Evans After years of clinical trials and research, Dr. Yutaka Niihara came up with a treatment for sickle cell anemia that was so simple he almost didn't believe it. L-Glutamine, one of the most common amino acids produced in the body and found abundantly in protein-rich foods, bloated the sickle- shaped cells that cause immense pain for thousands of people who suffer from the disease. "It's such a simple and safe treatment," said Niihara, who made the discovery while...

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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.