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Research was led by UCLA Health's Dr. Leonid Kruglyak.

By uclahealth • February 24, 2021

UCLA Health’s Dr. Ira Kurtz and collaborators are nearing the finish line in development of the groundbreaking device

By uclahealth • January 29, 2021

UCLA Health needs volunteers for large trial investigating ways to reduce coronavirus hospitalizations and speed recovery

By Sandy Cohen • December 28, 2020

Specialists at UCLA Health have developed a system that allows for a quicker, more accurate diagnosis

By uclahealth • December 6, 2020

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 therapy?

Immunotherapy [...]

By uclahealth • October 7, 2019

“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. [...]

By uclahealth • September 5, 2019
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 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • August 9, 2018
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 [...]
By uclahealth • August 8, 2018
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 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • August 7, 2018
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 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • June 20, 2018