Items Tagged ‘research’

CAR T-cell therapy: A revolutionary new cancer treatment

October 7, 2019

CAR T-cell therapy: A revolutionary new cancer treatment

By uclahealth uclahealth

Researchers have developed a breakthrough in cancer treatment known as chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy. This promising form of immunotherapy attacks cancerous cells in the body. In 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first CAR T-cell treatments for patients with specific types of leukemia and lymphoma. What is CAR T-cell […]

View full entry

Tags: cancer, CAR T cell therapy, chimeric antigen receptor, clinical trials, immunotherapy, innovation, research, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


Gaining Skill Set to Innovate

September 5, 2019

Gaining Skill Set to Innovate

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My research has been on wearable robotics for rehabilitation or assistance,” muses Gil Hernstadt, an engineer in the new UCLA BioDesign Program. “This is the third or fourth day of the boot camp and this group is great. Everyone is very smart and I’m excited.” “One of the goals for this program is to give […]

View full entry

Tags: bootcamp, engineering, featured, innovation, life sciences, research, start up, UCLA Biodesign


Ask the Doctors - Is it safe to use an allergy drug as a sleep aid?

August 9, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is it safe to use an allergy drug as a sleep aid?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I’m leery of sleep drugs, so I’ve been taking the allergy drug diphenhydramine HCL to help me sleep. Now I read that it should be taken only for a limited time. What’s the story on this drug? Diphenhydramine HCL is a sedating antihistamine.  The medication has been used since 1946 for allergies, but […]

View full entry

Tags: allergies, antihistamine, Ask the Doctors, diphenhydramine HCL, insomnia, research, sleep aid


Clinical trials: a guide for patients

August 8, 2018

Clinical trials: a guide for patients

By uclahealth uclahealth

Clinical trials are research studies that seek to find an answer to specific questions about a condition or disease. They are highly regulated, making them a safer and faster way for researchers to prevent, diagnose and treat illness in humans. When you participate in a clinical trial, you have access to the latest accepted medicines. […]

View full entry

Tags: clinical research, clinical trials, interventional clinical trials, observational studies, prevention, research, screening trials


Ask the Doctors - Can vitamin D protect against colds and flu?

August 7, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Can vitamin D protect against colds and flu?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I’m hearing that vitamin D can reduce the risk of colds and flu – and that more foods should be fortified with it. What’s the evidence for that? As a doctor, I’ll  confess I’m skeptical about such a broad claim.  As I wrote in a prior column, vitamin D is not so much […]

View full entry

Tags: Ask the Doctors, colds, Dr. Robert Ashley, flu, influenza, lung disease, research, vitamin D


Ask the Doctors - Does niacin help lower cholesterol?

June 20, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does niacin help lower cholesterol?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I’ve been taking niacin for years to lower my cholesterol.  Do you think it really helps? First, let’s look at niacin and its role in the body. Niacin is a B vitamin that the body needs to create the compounds NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) and NADP (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate), both of which are […]

View full entry

Tags: Ask the Doctors, C-reactive protein, cholesterol, Dr. Robert Ashley, heart attacks, niacin, research, simvastatin, statins, strokes, vitamin B3


April 11, 2018

Research data and support systems

By MaryBeth63 MaryBeth63

Dr. Mihaela Taylor has recently put together group meetings for her patients that have both rheumatology issues and fibromyalgia. In these meetings, she reviews the latest research and information to help us self-manage our disease in addition to the steps that she takes during our 1:1 appointments. The groups also get a chance to talk […]

View full entry

Tags: Dr. Alan Fogelman, Dr. Mihaela Taylor, fibromyalgia, patient stories, research, rheumatology


Ask the Doctors - What are clinical trials and how do they work?

February 13, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What are clinical trials and how do they work?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I keep reading about new cancer drugs that have been developed in clinical trials. What exactly is a clinical trial and how does it work? A clinical trial is a scientific study that looks into whether a specific drug, medical treatment, device or approach is not only effective, but also safe. Although clinical […]

View full entry

Tags: biomedical research, cancer, cancer drugs, clinical trial, clinical trials, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, drugs, laboratory testing, new drugs, research, scientific study


Stem cell discovery may help conquer pediatric germ cell tumors

February 9, 2018

Stem cell discovery may help conquer pediatric germ cell tumors

By Tiare Dunlap Tiare Dunlap

Cancer treatments often come with a trade-off: They beat back the disease, only to leave a host of side effects in its place. Some of those side effects – such as chemotherapy-related infertility – can be permanent and life changing. Patients with germ cell tumors know this trade-off well. Such tumors, which begin in the […]

View full entry

Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, cancer treatments, chemotherapy, childhood cancer, childrens health, germ cell tumors, germ cells, infertility, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, pediatric cancer, pediatrics


New discoveries may help researchers better treat pulmonary hypertension

December 19, 2017

New discoveries may help researchers better treat pulmonary hypertension

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

New UCLA research suggesting that the Y chromosome protects against pulmonary hypertension provides a new avenue for potential treatments for the disease. The study, published in September in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, found that genes on the Y chromosome reduced the likelihood that mice developed the disease. Because pulmonary hypertension has […]

View full entry

Tags: anesthesiology, christine cunningham, chromosomes, dr. soban umar, genes, mansoureh eghbali, organ donation, organ donations, organ transplant, organ transplants, perioperative medicine, pulmonary hypertension