Dr. Zhijian (James) Chen of the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas is the recipient. Chen has performed groundbreaking work on the mechanisms underlying the cellular response to infection.
All four UCLA hospitals were recognized for a commitment to LGBTQ-centered care.
The UCLA team's results could lead to ways to improve antiviral therapy.
Combining biopsy strategies allowed doctors to find up to 33% more cancers.
Research brief: The work also revealed new details on how IBD can develop and what other types of drugs may work to treat the disease.
A UCLA study found that many countries have taken important steps to align national laws with a 2006 treaty, but others have not gone far enough.
UCLA researchers have developed a much faster and more accurate method to evaluate the formation of a bacterial community, known as a microbiome.
The approach shows promise for extending the lives of people with a type of melanoma that contains a potent gene mutation, BRAF V600E.
“This trial was unique because it looks at younger women who haven’t gone through menopause,” said Dr. Sara Hurvitz, the study’s lead author.
“We can no longer look at this disease as one in which we should always be measuring survival in months,” said UCLA’s Dr. Edward Garon, the lead author.
UCLA professor Jesse Rissman said the left rostrolateral prefrontal cortex is important in accessing knowledge that was formed in the past and making decisions about it.
A startup company, Pelage Pharmaceuticals, will develop the drug discovered by the three professors.
Research brief: A new study answers a longstanding question about why our eyes don’t become less sensitive when they’re bombarded with bright light.
Research led by a UCLA scientist found that a new nerve stimulation therapy to increase blood flow could aid patients with the most common type of stroke up to 24 hours after onset.
The development by a UCLA-led research team works to keep blood sugar at normal levels.
Research Brief: The study found that government programs paid, on average, $248 per dialysis session, compared with $1,041 per session for patients with private insurance.
UCLA scientists use a data analysis method called “artificial intelligence-parabolic response surface.”
If the same change were made by all of the U.S., it would account for one-third of the greenhouse gas reduction prescribed in the 2013 President’s Climate Action Plan.
Flint has been named a fellow of the society, a prestigious academy that includes some of the world’s most eminent scientists.
The findings will both help identify women who are at highest risk of developing ovarian cancer and pave the way for identifying new therapies that can target these specific genes.
Johnson was elected in recognition of her “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.”
Research Brief: Nearly 1 million people in the U.S. have MS, and treatments that can reverse the course of disease, rather than temporarily ease symptoms, are needed.
The brain cells, called astrocytes, previously thought to provide mainly nourishment and housekeeping functions for neurons, may help regulate the disorders, a UCLA study suggests.
The researchers examined health and population data from more than 180,000 children served by the WIC program in Los Angeles County.
The Naomi and Jim Ellison Endowed Chair is the dental school’s third new endowed chair in the past three years and 12th overall.