Genetics

We had the pleasure meeting Dr. Rastogi for a Kidney meeting concerning a family genetics disorder. Dr Rastogi was able to offer us a lot of great information to help with future kidney appointments etc! While there we were [...]

By Lucky7 • June 24, 2019

When the California Center for Rare Diseases at UCLA opens its doors, it will become a destination of hope for patients and their families who have struggled to find a diagnosis and treatment for [...]

By uclahealth • June 4, 2019
Knowing the facts about breast cancer treatment and prevention is crucial in reducing your risk. However, there are a number of misconceptions about the disease that can make it difficult [...]
By Denise Heady • October 2, 2018
Dear Doctors: I was having trouble with muscle spasms in my legs that made it hard to walk and have now been diagnosed with hereditary spastic paraplegia. The doctors in my area don’t seem to know anything about it. What can you tell me about this disease? Where do I [...]
By Ask the Doctors • October 1, 2018
Dear Doctors: My brother, who is 65, was diagnosed with inclusion body myositis about five years ago and the muscles in his arms, legs and hands are deteriorating rapidly. He’s someone who loves life and this is very hard to watch. His physician says there’s no cure. What can you [...]
By Ask the Doctors • September 13, 2018
A better way of diagnosing and treating ovarian cancer is on the horizon. Dr. Sanaz [...]
By Denise Heady • August 31, 2018
Rhianna Wilson spent her senior year of high school in and out of four San Diego hospitals, seeking relief for her vision loss, pain and debilitating headaches. At age 18, she was diagnosed with Ehler-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a rare genetic disorder marked by overly stretchy connective tissue. In [...]
By Elaine Schmidt • July 5, 2018
Dear Doctors: Everyone in my partner’s family loves coffee but I’m like the rest of my family  – we can take it or leave it. Is it possible that a love of caffeine is in their genes? [...]
By Ask the Doctors • April 23, 2018
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 [...]
By David Olmos • September 6, 2017
As if the hot flashes, night sweats and dry skin caused by menopause weren’t indignity enough, a new UCLA study has found that the change of life also accelerates the body’s biological clock, increasing women’s risk for aging-related diseases and earlier death. Published July 25 in the Proceedings [...]
By Elaine Schmidt • November 2, 2016