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December 22, 2017
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How first ‘vouchers’ in UCLA kidney donation program led to 25 lifesaving transplants

In 2014 a former judge from San Diego County approached the UCLA Kidney Transplant Program with an unusual request: If the judge donated a kidney to a stranger now, could his then-4-year-old grandson, who suffered from chronic kidney disease, receive … Continue reading

September 24, 2017
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Immigrant doctors trained to help bridge major gaps in care

UCLA program offers education and certification to physicians who agree to provide services in underserved communities No one would argue that the United States has a significant shortage of primary care physicians, or that California’s shortage is extreme. A “shortage” … Continue reading

February 20, 2015
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New method for methanol processing could reduce carbon dioxide emissions

This new process developed by UCLA researchers could also lower production costs Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a more efficient way to turn methanol into useful chemicals, such as liquid fuels, … Continue reading

December 5, 2014
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Soon to become a minority in the U.S., whites express declining support for diversity, UCLA psychology study finds

White Americans may view diversity and multiculturalism more negatively as the U.S. moves toward becoming a minority-majority nation, UCLA psychologists report. As part of their study, the researchers divided 98 white Americans from all regions of the country — half … Continue reading

October 11, 2014
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Decriminalizing prostitution linked to fewer STDs and rapes

A recently released study found some positive effects in Rhode Island after the state accidentally made prostitution legal for seven years When the Rhode Island legislature inadvertently decriminalized indoor prostitution in the state from 2003 to 2009, it proved beneficial … Continue reading

October 1, 2014
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UCLA-led study shows intoxication played bigger role in suicide deaths during economic downturn

People who committed suicide during the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009 were more likely to have been legally intoxicated at the time than those who committed suicide during other recent years, according to research led by UCLA professor Mark … Continue reading

September 20, 2014
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UCLA to develop ‘brain prosthesis’ to help brain-injured patients recover memory

As part of a major federal initiative, UCLA has been awarded $15M to create a wireless, implantable device that could restore memory to millions UCLA has been tapped by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to spearhead an innovative project … Continue reading

September 8, 2014
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UCLA addresses ‘lost in translation’ issues in Chinese medicine

Millions of people in the West today utilize traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, herbs, massage and nutritional therapies. Yet only a few U.S. schools that teach Chinese medicine require Chinese-language training and only a handful of Chinese medical texts have … Continue reading