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.
Health + Behavior
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.
At a Zócalo/UCLA event in Washington, D.C., experts discussed how technology will uncover the causes of the disease and offer new therapies.
Melioidosis claims an estimated 90,000 lives worldwide each year, but there is no vaccine, and the bacterium that causes it can usually resist even the strongest antibiotics.
The prominent cancer researcher is honored for his invention of the breast cancer drug Herceptin.
Arginase deficiency, which is caused by a missing or mutated version of the arginase gene, ARG1, affects about one of every 1 million babies in the U.S.
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 software provides data to help doctors diagnose and treat back pain.
The new Biodesign Hub in Los Angeles will focus on developing medical technology and digital health tools.
A multi-disciplinary group of all-star researchers has been brought together thanks to a gift from philanthropists David and Diane Steffy.
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.
While pediatric patients oohed and aahed, Batman, Captain America, the Hulk, Spider-Man and Wonder Woman appeared outside the windows to brighten their days.
Research brief: A gene on the X-chromosome may help explain why more women than men develop autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis.
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.
Of mice that received high doses of radiation, nearly all that received a compound developed by UCLA scientists survived.
Research brief: UCLA researchers developed a drug delivery system that can break through the blood-brain barrier.
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 system could help reduce errors in differentiating ductal carcinoma in situ, a noninvasive type of cancer, from breast atypia.
The findings highlight the importance of learning how genetic variants or mutations are passed from parents to children affected with autism.