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A way to look younger is right under your nose, UCLA-led study finds

Rhinoplasty may make a woman appear to be three years younger, machine learning shows
27-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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App uses voice analysis, AI to track wellness of people with mental illness

A new study finds that an interactive voice application using artificial intelligence is as accurate at tracking the wellbeing of patients being treated for serious mental illness as their physicians.
14-Jan-2020 7:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Involving family in care for bipolar disorder helps children and teens stay healthier, longer

In a UCLA-led study, children and adolescents with a high risk for developing bipolar disorder stayed healthier for longer periods when their family members participated in their psychotherapy sessions.
14-Jan-2020 7:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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U.S. protections for constitutional rights falling behind global peers

New research from the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (WORLD) shows that the United States is falling behind its global peers when it comes to guarantees for key constitutional rights. Researchers identified...
8-Jan-2020 9:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers create framework for evaluating how fast a cancer will grow

An international team of researchers led by UCLA’s Paul Boutros, have created a new way to accurately estimate how fast an individual cancer is evolving using open-source software.
10-Jan-2020 3:10 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Biomarker Predicts Which Patients with Heart Failure Have a Higher Risk of Dying Within 1 to 3 Years

A UCLA-led study revealed a new way to predict which patients with “stable” heart failure — those who have heart injury but do not require hospitalization — have a higher risk of dying within one to three years.
2-Jan-2020 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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A Decade in Review: 7 Healthcare Breakthroughs

UCLA Health experts weigh in on the most significant healthcare advances of the last ten years and what exciting developments we can look forward to in the decade ahead.
18-Dec-2019 3:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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ER visits did not rise with Medicaid expansion under Affordable Care Act

9-Dec-2019 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UCLA Public Health experts available for interviews regarding coronavirus outbreak

27-Jan-2020 5:40 AM EST

UCLA expert available for comment on planned Trump Administration revisions of federal protections for streams and wetlands.

27-Jan-2020 5:40 AM EST

UCLA Public Health Experts on Coronavirus and related issues

20-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST

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Q&A: A drug-free option for treating ADHD in children

UCLA researcher Sandra Loo was a principal investigator on the study that led to FDA approval of the first non-drug ADHD treatment. In this Q&A, Loo discusses the device and its potential in ADHD treatment.
7-Nov-2019 5:05 PM EST

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UCLA expert available to discuss the stress, emotional trauma and psychological impact of the California wildfires

30-Oct-2019 5:05 PM EDT

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UCLA expert available for interview on wildfires' impact on air quality

30-Oct-2019 11:40 AM EDT

UCLA experts: psychological trauma, mass shootings

4-Aug-2019 5:05 PM EDT

Researcher looks for ways to detect deadly cancer before it develops

Dr. Beth Karlan, the newly appointed director of cancer population genetics at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, is hopeful that her research will not only help women get diagnosed with ovarian cancer at an earlier stage, but also...
28-Jun-2019 12:00 PM EDT

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    Director, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program

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    Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology

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    Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

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    Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Radiation onc

    Neurosurgery, Neuroscience, Brain Tumor, Hearing, Balance, Radiosurgery, UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
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    Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectiou

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    Director of the UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic

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    Medical Director, Assistant Dean

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