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2013-12-09 23:21:52

Asked to Address the Brightest Minds Seeking an Alzheimer’s Cure Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 Dale Bredesen, MD, co-founder of North Carolina-based Muses Labs, Inc., has been awarded the 2013 Turken International Lecture Award. The award, hosted by the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at UCLA, is given annually to a distinguished expert in the field of Alzheimer’s research. In Los Angeles to receive the award, Bredesen stated, “I...

2013-12-04 23:24:01

Digital platform from UCLA Wireless Health Institute to power breakthrough Isowalk mobility assistant. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 Isowalk, a New York-based startup focused on next-generation solutions for mobility assistance, has announced a comprehensive technology and development collaboration with the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). The collaboration will integrate a state-of-the-art gait analysis system developed by UCLA's Wireless Health Institute...

2013-12-03 13:43:47

Patients diagnosed at a younger age are at higher risk People who have diverticulosis, or pouches in the lining of the colon, often worry that they will eventually develop a painful and sometimes serious condition called diverticulitis, as previous research has shown that one in four, or up to 25 percent, of those with the condition will. Now, in a 15-year study that contradicts the common wisdom on rate of progression from diverticulosis to diverticulitis, UCLA researchers show that...

2013-12-03 08:34:12

Joint venture to result in 138-bed hospital at former Century City Hospital to provide advanced treatment of spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, stroke, and other acute conditions. LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cedars-Sinai, UCLA Health System and Select Medical announced today a partnership to create a 138-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital located in the former Century City Hospital. With an expected opening in late 2015, the rehabilitation hospital will...

2013-12-02 21:03:32

An avalanche of chronic stress — driven by concerns ranging from parenting to discrimination —disproportionately affects poor mothers and fathers, according to the first results from a comprehensive multi-state study. "Those who are poor have much higher stress than those who are not. In fact, being poor was associated with more of almost every kind of stress," said Chris Dunkel Schetter, a professor of psychology in UCLA's College of Letters and Science and the study's lead author....

2013-11-27 15:57:21

Researchers identify cells involved in placenta development Dr. Hanna Mikkola and researchers at UCLA's Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have identified a specific type of cell and a related cell communication pathway that are key to the successful growth of a healthy placenta. The findings could greatly bolster our knowledge about the potential causes of complications during pregnancy. Specifically, the findings could help scientists clarify...

2013-11-22 16:26:40

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thanks to a $4 million gift from Lockheed Martin, UCLA Health System's Operation Mend now has a state-of-the-art telehealth suite, which will enable improved communication between the program's personnel, patients and partners, and a renovated recovery area for the wounded warriors who undergo surgery at the Westwood facility. The new Lockheed Martin UCLA TeleHealth Suite and Lockheed Martin Outpatient Recovery Suites for the...

2013-11-22 11:22:15

Earlier detection may provide more effective disease management The physical decline experienced by Parkinson's disease patients eventually leads to disability and a lower quality of life. Depending on the individual, the disorder can progress rapidly or slowly. Scientists at UCLA and colleagues have now, for the first time, identified a biochemical signal in the blood associated with the faster-progressing form of Parkinson's. Such a biomarker could help doctors predict early on, just...

2013-11-22 04:20:46

UCLA Anderson presents visionary leader with honor named for legendary coach LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UCLA Anderson School of Management honored The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Robert Iger with the 2013 John Wooden Global Leadership Award at a gala celebration on Nov. 21, 2013, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. The annual award recognizes an exceptional leader for his or her exemplary leadership style and service to the community. The John Wooden Global...

2013-11-21 14:22:37

'Deformability cytometry' can closely analyze more than 1,000 cells per second A team of researchers from UCLA and Harvard University have demonstrated a technique that, by measuring the physical properties of individual cells in body fluids, can diagnose cancer with a high degree of accuracy. The technique, which uses a deformability cytometer to analyze individual cells, could reduce the need for more cumbersome diagnostic procedures and the associated costs, while improving accuracy...