immunology

Jim James, an engineer, husband, and father of two teenagers, has always been a “look on the brightside” kind of guy.

So it was no surprise when he was diagnosed with advanced melanoma in 2018 that he remained positive and grateful to everyone who crossed his path.

“There really wasn’t ever a moment that I wasn’t staying [...]

By Denise Heady • February 28, 2020
Asthma is a disease that affects one in 13 Americans, with children and teens affected more than adults. This condition causes swelling and inflammation of the airways, which makes breathing difficult. The attacks can be mild or severe, and in some cases, even life-threatening. While there is no [...]
By uclahealth • March 15, 2018
Is it possible to be too hygienic? The answer may be yes. In fact, having some microbes on the skin may protect young children against developing allergies. The hygiene hypothesis The “hygiene hypothesis” refers to the idea that exposing babies and young children to germs and microorganisms can [...]
By uclahealth • June 7, 2017
How an unfamiliar virus led to a global epidemic How [...]
By Elaine Schmidt • April 21, 2016