research

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
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 [...]
By MaryBeth63 • April 11, 2018
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 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • February 13, 2018
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 [...]
By Tiare Dunlap • February 9, 2018
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 [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • December 19, 2017
Early in the morning of July 3, 2017, 20 intrepid mice returned to Earth from the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s Dragon capsule, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean off [...]
By Tiare Dunlap • July 11, 2017
When the lab results came back from my recent annual checkup, I found I had joined a club frequented by all-too-many of my fellow Baby Boomers.  My AC1 score – a standard test used to diagnose diabetes - had crept up to the
By Roxanne Moster • June 28, 2017
It’s time to rewrite the textbooks. A new study from Samantha Butler of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative [...]
By Tiare Dunlap • June 7, 2017
The UCLA Brain Research Institute, Semel Institute, and UCLA Cannabinoid Affinity Group are proud to present: Inaugural 2017 UCLA Cannabis Research Symposium Thu, April 20, 2017 8:00 am – 4:00 pm PDT Join us for a historic series of talks from visiting speakers and UCLA [...]
By uclahealth • April 20, 2017