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  • Lost memories may be restored reports UCLA study
    Lost memories may be restored reports UCLA study
    One of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease is memory loss. Now, a new study by UCLA researchers has found that lost memories can be restored. The findings offer hope for individuals who suffer from the disease. The findings were published...
  • New drug holds promise for women with advanced breast cancer
    New drug holds promise for women with advanced breast cancer
    Researchers from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have published the results of a clinical trial for a new drug to treat patients with advanced breast cancer. The study found that the experimental drug palbociclib, discovered and...
  • Phthalates in makeup could be harmful to a fetus.
    Prenatal makeup exposure possibly linked to low IQ in children
    Modern pregnant women have always been concerned with the health of their unborn, watching what they eat, eliminating caffeine, and within the past decade or more, turning to healthier hair, body and nail care alternatives. A new report suggests a...
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    Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation Grants Funds to Barrow Neurological Institute
    The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation (Ivy Foundation) has awarded an $885,294 grant to Barrow Neurological Institute (Barrow) for brain cancer research. The Ivy Foundation is the largest privately funded brain cancer research foundation in North...
  • Exaggerated health news found to originate in research
    Exaggerated health news found to originate in research
    Press releases from research universities are the source of exaggerated claims of health benefits from new health research and not the news media. This is the conclusion reached by Professors Petroc Sumner and Chris Chambers at Cardiff University...
  • Puerto Ricans: 'Perfect humans'
    Puerto Ricans are perfect, says a Berkeley biologist, as others refute claim
    “Weeeepaaaaa” has been heard recently throughout the Puerto Rican community via social media after a paper surfaced from a computational biologist and U.C. Berkeley professor that claims Puerto Ricans are “genetically perfect....
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    Team Snake Panama: New Website, More Opportunities
    Team Snake Panama, based at La MICA Biological Station in Cocle Province, central Panama, is a group informally composed of people who care about the conservation and protection of snakes. Granted, many people are not the biggest fans of snakes,...
  • amFAR generationCURE’s Holiday Party: A festive event for a worthy cause
    amFAR generationCURE’s Holiday Party: A festive event for a worthy cause
    This past Tuesday evening, amFAR generationCURE’s Holiday Party took place at the Top of the Standard at the Standard, Highline. generationCURE is a group of passionate young amfAR supporters that are dedicated to ending the AIDS pandemic in...
  • Medical research
    Treatment resistant leukemia responds to a new substance
    There has been an aggressive search for effective interventions for treatment resistant leukemia. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main reported on Nov. 28, 2014 a new substance overcomes treatment resistance in leukemia. This represents a...
  • Dogs brains are similar to ours
    Do dogs understand human speech? Actually, in some ways, yes.
    The recent studies being done on dogs’ brains are continuing to amaze the scientific world as we learn more and more about the results of domesticating dogs. Now that scientists have trained dogs to get into the MRI (Magnetic Resonance...
  • UCLA study paves the way to more effective melanoma treatment
    UCLA study paves the way to more effective melanoma treatment
    Last September, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved pembrolizumab, which was found to be affective against melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. Sadly, not all melanoma patients benefit from the treatment and UCLA Jonsson...
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    Concerns about the rate of diabetes
    One of the biggest health concerns in the U.S. is the high rate of obesity. Obesity is a contributing factor in many medical conditions including arthritis, cancer, heart disease and diabetes. There are many causes of this problem, from cultural,...
  • Running
    New research confirms running will not ruin your knees
    Regular running at any age does not ruin your knees and may prevent the development of osteoarthritis in the knees, according to new research presented at the American College of Rheumatology's annual meeting.Through collection of the...
  • Scientific research at its best
    FAPESP Week California to discuss Brazil-USA scientific research cooperation
    Brazilian and U.S. scientists will present study findings and discuss collaborative research in renewable energies, advanced materials, education, health, and State-society relationsThe next edition of FAPESP Week symposiums will take place at...
  • New study finds asthma more harmful than previously thought
    New study finds asthma more harmful than previously thought
    A new UCLA study has found that asthma may be more harmful to one’s health than previously thought. Until the release of this study, it was felt that damage from asthma was limited to the lungs; however, the investigators found the presence...