The results also show key findings in non-cigarette tobacco use, mental health and well-being.
The study, conducted in mice, is the first to show that creatine uptake is critical to the anti-tumor activities of what is known as killer T cells, the foot soldiers of the immune system.
UCLA research identifies a potential strategy that may lead to treatment for the disorder.
The discovery may help lead to a new understanding of mitochondria’s roles in aging, disease and medical complications, the UCLA researchers said.
The finding suggests that predicting how a person’s cancer will evolve may lie in their inherited genetic material.
The analysis suggests that individuals who are unsheltered are far more likely to encounter problems and that the problems are exacerbated the longer they are unsheltered.
Findings of the research conducted in mice could inform the development of therapies that reduce the time it takes for people to recover from nerve injuries.
Research brief: Blocking a protein could become a novel therapy for pulmonary fibrosis-pulmonary hypertension, which currently has no approved treatment.
Researchers developed a simulation model, which allows users to predict the care setting individuals will select, based on their characteristics.
Research brief: The findings suggest a need to change how records are kept because electronic medical records are used to inform decisions about patient care and to generate bills.
Innovative technology improves visualization of a patient’s anatomy.
UCLA Health researchers implanted a wireless device that enables people without sight to detect motion, distinguish light and dark.
The study results have the potential to establish a new standard for using this method to actively monitor prostate cancer.
The prominent cancer researcher is honored for his invention of the breast cancer drug Herceptin.
The study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research also found that “connectedness” and volunteerism varied by race and income.
Research shows that certain gut bacteria can respond to serotonin and drugs that influence serotonin, like anti-depressants. The biologists call this a unique form of communication between bacteria and cells.
Research brief: Most prescriptions began appropriately but became unnecessary because they were prescribed far longer than needed, the study found.
The new Biodesign Hub in Los Angeles will focus on developing medical technology and digital health tools.
A UCLA study found that 13.7% of Latinos in California remain uninsured. Latinos also have the lowest job-based coverage rates out of all racial and ethnic groups.
The new hydrogel is more porous and effective in promoting tissue repair and regeneration compared to hydrogels that are currently available.
Their findings could lead to new methods to get the body's repair enzyme to work better.
The findings suggest that such programs are a promising approach toward improving the psychological health of patients and caregivers.
Research brief: The experience of the Veterans Health Administration may inform other health systems aiming to improve care delivery.
The findings highlight the importance of learning how genetic variants or mutations are passed from parents to children affected with autism.
Research brief: Eliminating a key protein responsible for the activation of bone loss shows potential for controlling such loss.