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In vitro fertilization (IVF) may significantly increase the risk of birth defects, particularly those of the eyes, heart, reproductive organs and urinary system, according to a UCLA study. Despite...
UCLA scientists who purified stem cells derived from fat tissue and used them to grow bone discovered that the new bone formed faster and was of higher quality than bone created using traditional...
A UCLA team has, for the first time, used a technique normally employed to manage brain aneurysms to treat life-threatening irregular heart rhythms in two patients. This unique use of the method...
The debate over whether video games improve cognitive function or eat away at it like Pac-Man has been raging ever since Atari’s heyday. While no definite consensus has been reached, scientists at...
With the help of nanotechnology, scientists can now find the one cancerous cell in a blood sample. A new device, called the circulating tumor cell chip, or CTC, was developed at Massachusetts General...
Medicine gets a makeover by adopting a more personalized approach that enhances doctors’ ability to redict, diagnose, and treat disease
From the screams of the operating theater to the death of a pop star to a surprising drug that could mitigate side effects, anesthesia has both a storied past and a cutting-edge future.
Most people don’t get fat from eating broccoli and oatmeal. Instead, it’s the fast food, cheese puffs and microwave pizzas that are expanding American waistlines and raising obesity to epidemic...
It’s tough to hit a fast-moving target — especially if it’s microscopic and lodged deep in a person’s densely packed and highly sensitive brain. Yet that is the challenge doctors face in treating the...
Researchers from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division and their collaborators have isolated an elusive...

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