Items Tagged ‘genetic testing’

Hope For You

September 27, 2019

Hope For You

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I really appreciate that City Hall is continuing their support for ovarian cancer awareness,” effuses 46-year-old Flower Miller, who was honored by the city of Los Angeles for her strength, determination, and awareness efforts. Flower was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer in April of 2014. “When I met Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, I told her […]

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Tags: Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, featured, genetic testing, gynecologic oncology, Ovarian Cancer, UCLA gynecologic oncology


Discovery of Dementia-Related Genes is Key Step in Finding Therapies

May 7, 2019

Discovery of Dementia-Related Genes is Key Step in Finding Therapies

By uclahealth uclahealth

More than 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that figure is likely to triple by 2060. Currently no treatment can alter the course of dementia associated with the death of brain cells (neurodegeneration).  Dementia Genes Linked to Buildup […]

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Tags: aging, dementia, Dr. Daniel Geschwind, genes, genetic testing, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA


Ask the Doctors - What can I do about hereditary spastic paraplegia?

October 1, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What can I do about hereditary spastic paraplegia?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I was having trouble with muscle spasms in my legs that made it hard to walk and have now been diagnosed with hereditary spastic paraplegia. The doctors in my area don’t seem to know anything about it. What can you tell me about this disease? Where do I go for help? We’re very […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, genetic testing, hereditary spastic paraplegia, muscle spasms, progressive weakness, Spastic Paraplegia Foundation


July 27, 2017

Pushing Through It

By saremihaniyeh saremihaniyeh

I got my ears pierced on March 20. 2 days later, I was with the school nurse to have her help me clean the wounds. I felt dizzy and nauseous and the next thing I knew I was on the floor. I felt like I was asleep and I heard someone calling my name. I […]

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Tags: adrenal surgery, benign, calcium level, cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, ER, fainting, genetic testing, heart rate racing


Gene sequencing expert: Test could speed diagnosis of rare diseases

April 8, 2016

Gene sequencing expert: Test could speed diagnosis of rare diseases

By Kim Irwin Kim Irwin

Some people suffer for years from rare neurological diseases that have no known cause and, accordingly, few clear treatment choices. Those causes could become easier to diagnose – if doctors had the right tool. Some UCLA researchers say that they already do. Using a state-of-the-art genetic test — paired with a patient evaluation and family […]

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Tags: DNA segments, Dr. Brent Fogel, exome sequencing, family history, genes, genetic test, genetic testing, human genetics, leukodsystrophy, Neurogenetics Clinic, neurological diseases, neurology