Monday, November 18


Just one drink can slow reaction time

According to a recent study, even a single drink of alcohol is enough to impair someone’s ability to reason quickly and detect errors. Volunteers in the study were given drinks and then given a computer test that required quick thinking and instinctive reasoning. Read more...




Guatemalan twins delay trip back home

Formerly conjoined twins Maria de Jesus and Maria Teresa had their expected trip home delayed because of “wound-care issues,” according to hospital officials. The girls were expected to fly home to Guatemala this week, but doctors at Mattel Children’s Hospital are keeping Maria de Jesus hospitalized to allow more time to recover from surgery to clean and close her scalp incisions. Read more...


Professor receives patent for neurological treatment

Edward Tobinick, assistant clinical professor of medicine at UCLA, recently received a patent for his new method for fighting neurological diseases and related disorders. Tobinick’s method uses therapeutic agents produced through recombinant DNA technology that inhibits the action of certain natural molecules in the body, called cytokines. Read more...


Surgeon simplifies chest surgery

UCLA employee Tim Alexander was born with pectus excavatum, a deformity also known as “sunken” or “concave” chest. Although he was initially advised against corrective surgery when he was younger, Alexander, now 32 years old, was able to take advantage of a new technique developed by UCLA professor of surgery Eric Fonkulsrud. Read more...



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