David Geffen School of Medicine

The number of hepatitis A cases in California just keeps growing. Some 633 cases have been detected as of Oct. 27, with 416 hospitalizations and 21 deaths linked to the outbreak, according to the California Department of Public Health. It is the largest person-to-person hepatitis A outbreak – not [...]

By Enrique Rivero • November 7, 2017

Scientists are learning more all the time about the differences between the female and male brain. So it’s perhaps not too surprising to know that athletes of different gender are impacted differently by brain injuries, such as concussions. Mayumi Prins, a professor of neurosurgery at the David Geffen [...]

By • September 6, 2017

When Sean Young was in graduate school, he received a visit one day from his brother. During the visit his brother became so overcome with pain that he had to be rushed to the hospital, where physicians discovered a burst [...]

By Enrique Rivero • July 12, 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

Most people think of rheumatology as the study of joint disorders, such as arthritis, but they may not know just how broad the field really is. Because rheumatologic disorders also affect blood vessels, organs and a host of other body parts, rheumatology research delves down into the effects on those [...]

By Enrique Rivero • June 15, 2017

Fourteen months after the Zika virus [...]

By Tiare Dunlap • May 5, 2017

Have you ever wondered why people choose to donate a kidney? And whether these donors regret their decision later? Amy Waterman first became interested in organ donation over 20 years ago when she conducted surveys of kidney donors as a graduate student in social psychology at Washington University [...]

By Enrique Rivero • March 28, 2017

  When the American College of Physicians issued new guidelines for treating lower back pain last month it represented a big shift: instead of recommending prescription medications as the first line of treatment, as it had for years, the new recommendations favored non-invasive treatments such as exercise [...]

By Enrique Rivero • March 24, 2017

To honor the efforts of biomedical scientists, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is awarding its first annual Switzer Prize this spring. The Switzer Prize recognizes the contributions of an individual biomedical investigator whose basic research has led to breakthroughs in patient care. Most biomedical scientists spend their [...]

By uclahealth • January 3, 2017

It has been a difficult year for the Los Angeles community and the nation as a whole as gun violence continues to disproportionately affect the African American [...]

By uclahealth • December 7, 2016