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    Autism research in women
    When most people picture an autistic child, they instinctively see a boy. That is because boys are far more likely to become autistic than are girls. In fact, they are four times more likely. Therefore, autistic boys are studied much more than...
  • HIV accelerate development of age-related diseases
    HIV accelerate development of age-related diseases
    According to a new UCLA study, HIV-infected adults may develop age-related diseases by more than 14 years earlier than their uninfected peers. The findings were published March 25 in the online journal PLOS ONE.The study authors note that...
  • UCLA researchers develop nanotechnology treatment for pancreatic cancer
    UCLA researchers develop nanotechnology treatment for pancreatic cancer
    Pancreatic cancer is a particularly devastating malignancy that has a five-year survival rate of only 5%. Symptoms often do not appear until the disease is at an advanced stage when the likelihood of a cure is extremely low. A new study by...
  • Do cats prefer their sight over their sense of smell?
    New research suggests that cats may prefer sight over smell
    We generally think of cats as using their sense of smell to find their food. However, a new study shows that may not be the case. The study, conducted in the U.K., is the first that actually looks at which sense cats prefer to use in certain...
  • 'Hangover free wine' -- In the news, but not new
    'Hangover-free wine' in the news, but not new
    The topic of "hangover-free wine" came to the fore this week. As is so typical in this age of instant communication-without-context, it became the "in" thing to talk about in wine circles and lasted for several news cycles....
  • People with serious mental illness who Canadian courts find to be not criminally responsible are misunderstand, say researchers
    Mentally ill Canadians found 'not criminally responsible' are misunderstood
    Canadians with severe mental illness who had committed violent crimes and were declared “not criminally responsible” (NCR) by the court system are misunderstood, says a long-term study by The Royal Mental Health Centre in Ottawa,...
  • Triple whammy therapy combats deadly melanoma
    Triple whammy therapy combats deadly melanomas
    Cancer research at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center continues at a blistering pace. The center’s latest breakthrough is the development of a triple combo drug treatment for melanoma. Each year, an estimated 70,000 new cases of...
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    The cerebellum in science
    There appears to be new evidence that a better understanding of the cerebellum could lead to more improved treatments of autism as well as problems due to strokes and possibly schizophrenia according to a professor of neurology, Harvard and...
  • Cognitive difficulties due to breast cancer treatment are treatable
    Cognitive difficulties due to breast cancer treatment are treatable
    Women who undergo treatment for breast cancer are prone to develop cognitive difficulties, which have been termed “chemo brain”. The disorder affects up to 35% of women following breast cancer treatment. UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive...
  • Homeopathy is quackery reports Australian study
    Homeopathy is quackery reports Australian study
    Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine that embraces the concept that one can heal oneself with illness-inducing substances in tiny quantities: substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people will cure similar symptoms in...
  • UCLA and Apple partner on breast cancer app
    UCLA and Apple partner on breast cancer app
    UCLA Health System has long been recognized as one of the nation’s finest medical centers and Apple has also applied some of its hi-tech efforts to healthcare with its innovative Apple Watch. On March 9, UCLA cancer research pioneer and...
  • New thoughts about climate change
    Some new thinking about climate change
    WEATHERTORIAL: A few weeks ago, returning from an AAAS (American Association For The Advancement of Science) Conference in San Jose, CA, I had the pleasure of meeting another conference attendee at a San Jose airport restaurant. The gentleman, a...
  • Napping preschoolers may have nighttime sleep problems
    Napping preschoolers may have nighttime sleep problems
    Moms or other caregivers relish a young child’s naptime because it offers an opportunity for some quality my-time. However, a new study by researchers at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia have found that a...
  • UCLA researchers gain further insight into Huntington’s disease
    UCLA researchers gain further insight into Huntington’s disease
    Huntington’s disease is a progressive and fatal neurologic disorder that is caused by a mutant gene. It strikes in adulthood and affects 1 in every 10,000 Americans, while another 250,000 are at risk because they carry the inherited gene...
  • MICROBES
    New York City's Balanced Microbial Ecosystem
    Scientists now believe that the diversity of microorganisms that are present in, on and around humans comprise a significant component of overall health.This collective microbiome is seen to impact health by exacerbating or resisting infectious...