Items Tagged ‘new technology’

Intimidated by technology? 50-Plus can help!

May 2, 2018

Intimidated by technology? 50-Plus can help!

By UCLA50Plus uclafiftyplus

According to the Pew Research Center, older adults face unique barriers to using and adopting new technology. Some 34% of older internet users say they have little to no confidence in their ability to use electronic devices to perform online tasks, while 48% of seniors say they need help setting up and using them. The […]

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Tags: electronic devices, new technologies, new technology, physical conditions, poor eyesight, seniors, UCLA Health 50-Plus


A decade into the smartphone revolution, some ways it's changed our lives

June 28, 2017

A decade into the smartphone revolution, some ways it’s changed our lives

By Leigh Hopper leighhopper

Smartphones, owned by 77 percent of U.S. adults, have had a profound impact on the way we socialize, pay for things, connect with people and spend our downtime. It’s been 10 years since Apple’s first iPhone was introduced in June, 2007, launching a technological revolution. To mark the mobile phone milestone, we asked three UCLA […]

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Tags: adhd, behavior, cognition, improve sleep, insomnia, interactive health technology, iPhones, new technology, poor sleep, smartphones, tablets and smartphones


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 kimirwin

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