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diabetes, autism, Tourette syndrome

Rare Genetic Variants Found to Increase Risk for Tourette Syndrome

An international research team led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) – along with...
Intestinal Inflammation, Parkinson’s disease, Gonorrhea, sclerosis, mammalian, bowel syndrome, pregnancy, cancer, zika virus, HIV, immunotherapy, glioblastoma, stem cells, Metabolic proteins, HIV, protein, prostate cancer, autism, heart failure, DNA, autism disorders

High-fat Diet Leads to Same Intestinal Inflammation as a Virus

Findings A new study by scientists at UCLA found that when mice eat a high-fat diet, the cells in their small intestines respond the same...
depressionvideo

UCLA Doctors Use Magnetic Stimulation to ‘Rewire’ the Brain for People...

Americans spend billions of dollars each year on antidepressants, but the National Institutes of Health estimates that those medications work for only 60 percent to...
autismvideo

Mice Can’t ‘Tune Out’ Stimuli, Mimicking Sensory Hypersensitivity in Humans

By tickling the whiskers of mice, and recording how they respond, UCLA researchers may be closer to understanding why many children with autism cover...
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Balance and Movement Improved in Animal Model of Parkinson’s Disease

Findings Researchers at UCLA have developed a molecular compound that improves balance and coordination in mice with early stage Parkinson’s disease. Further, the drug, called...
Galapagosvideo

How the Galapagos Cormorant Lost Its Ability to Fly

The flightless Galapagos cormorant is one of a diverse array of animals that live on the Galapagos Islands, which piqued Charles Darwin’s scientific curiosity...
antibiotic

UCLA Researchers Find Antibiotic-resistant Genes in Parks in Four California Cities

The anxiety over antibiotic-resistant superbugs, which are responsible for 23,000 deaths a year in the United States, is likely to grow in California, following...
autism

UCLA Researchers Find Brain Differences Between People with Genetic Risk for...

AUCLA study characterizes, for the first time, brain differences between people with a specific genetic risk for schizophrenia and those at risk for autism,...
renewable catalysts

New Chemical Reaction Developed at UCLA Could Eventually Yield New Fuels...

When scientists develop the chemical formulas for new products such as fuels and medications, they often must first create molecules that haven’t previously existed. A...
Intestinal Inflammation, Parkinson’s disease, Gonorrhea, sclerosis, mammalian, bowel syndrome, pregnancy, cancer, zika virus, HIV, immunotherapy, glioblastoma, stem cells, Metabolic proteins, HIV, protein, prostate cancer, autism, heart failure, DNA, autism disorders

Scientists Develop Test to Identify Best Treatment for Gonorrhea

Findings Researchers from UCLA have developed a laboratory test that helps physicians determine which people with gonorrhea may be more treatable with an antibiotic that...
drought

UCLA-led Researchers Track Groundwater Loss During Drought in California’s Central Valley

A new study by researchers from UCLA and the University of Houston reveals significant groundwater loss in California’s Central Valley during the recent drought and...
Intestinal Inflammation, Parkinson’s disease, Gonorrhea, sclerosis, mammalian, bowel syndrome, pregnancy, cancer, zika virus, HIV, immunotherapy, glioblastoma, stem cells, Metabolic proteins, HIV, protein, prostate cancer, autism, heart failure, DNA, autism disorders

Study Suggests Link Between Imbalanced Gut Microbiome and Systemic Sclerosis

Findings Americans and Norwegians with systemic sclerosis had higher levels of bacteria that can cause inflammation and lower levels of bacteria that are believed to...
worms

Study of Worms Reveals ‘Selfish Genes’ That Encode a Toxin –...

Findings A UCLA study has found that a common strain of Caenorhabditis elegans — a type of roundworm frequently used in laboratory research on neural development...
breast cancervideo

Tai Chi Relieves Insomnia in Breast Cancer Survivors

If you’ve ever had insomnia, you know worrying about sleep makes it even harder to fall asleep. For the 30 percent of breast cancer...
supercapacitor

Battery-free Implantable Medical Device Draws Energy Directly from Human Body

Researchers from UCLA and the University of Connecticut have designed a new biofriendly energy storage system called a biological supercapacitor, which operates using charged...
melanoma

Researchers Have a Better Understanding of How Advanced Melanoma Resists Immunotherapy

Findings A new study by scientists at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center could be a significant step toward understanding how certain cases of advanced...
Breast-feedingvideo

Breast-feeding Plays Important Role in ‘Seeding’ Infant Microbiome with Beneficial Bacteria

Mothers protect their babies and teach them habits to stay healthy and safe as they grow. A new UCLA-led study shows that beneficial bacteria...
electricity monopolies

Community Choice Is Transforming the California Energy Industry

After decades of dominance by electricity monopolies, California is experiencing the emergence of community choice aggregators, a new type of utility that provides cities...
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Mammalian Photoreceptors Use Sunlight to Rapidly Regenerate Visual Pigments

Findings Mammals see when light reflected from an object strikes a visual pigment in the eye, which sends a signal to the brain and simultaneously...
Intestinal Inflammation, Parkinson’s disease, Gonorrhea, sclerosis, mammalian, bowel syndrome, pregnancy, cancer, zika virus, HIV, immunotherapy, glioblastoma, stem cells, Metabolic proteins, HIV, protein, prostate cancer, autism, heart failure, DNA, autism disorders

Study Shows Association Between Gut Microbes and Brain Structure in People...

Findings A new study by researchers at UCLA has revealed two key findings for people with irritable bowel syndrome about the relationship between the microorganisms...