Medicine and Life Sciences - Health

Health - Aug 19
FINDINGS. A UCLA study revealed that a gene on the X chromosome may help explain why more women than men develop multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases. Researchers found that a gene known as Kdm6a was expressed more in women's immune cells than in men's, and expressed more in female mice than in males.
Life Sciences - Aug 19
Life Sciences

EPFL scientists are investigating new ways to provide visual signals to the blind by directly stimulating the optic nerve.

Life Sciences - Aug 19

Finding a treatment for a devastating, incurable citrus disease was personal for Sharon Long and Melanie Barnett. Now, a system they developed could provide clues to a cure. Over the course of 40 years, biologist Sharon Long has become an expert in symbiotic bacteria that help alfalfa grow.

Life Sciences - Aug 19

M ore than three decades of research on Alzheimer's disease have not produced any major treatment advances for those with the disorder, according to a UCLA expert who has studied the biochemistry of the brain and Alzheimer's for nearly 30 years.

Life Sciences - Aug 19

Bioengineers and dentists from the UCLA School of Dentistry have developed a new hydrogel that is more porous and effective in promoting tissue repair and regeneration compared to hydrogels that are currently available.

Health - Aug 19
Health

Differences in the health of rural residents compared to their urban neighbors are startling. In Washington, for instance, rural residents are one-third more likely to die from intentional self-harm or 13 percent more likely to die from heart disease.

Life Sciences - Aug 19
Life Sciences

Scientists have demonstrated how chronic liver diseases cause molecular changes in the brain. They carried out their research using the 9.4 Tesla high-magnetic-field MRI machine at the Center for Biomedical Imaging (CIBM) at EPFL.


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