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The treatment is a form of chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy, in which a synthetic gene is added to T cells that recognize infectious substances and mount an immune response.
 (Daily Bruin file photo)
The treatment is a form of chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy, in which a synthetic gene is added to T cells that recognize infectious substances and mount an immune response.
 (Daily Bruin file photo)

Researchers used new chemical imaging techniques to analyze the pigments on "Portrait of a Woman," which is currently at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (courtesy of John Delaney)
Researchers used new chemical imaging techniques to analyze the pigments on "Portrait of a Woman," which is currently at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (courtesy of John Delaney)

(Illustration by Rachel Zhu/Daily Bruin).
(Illustration by Rachel Zhu/Daily Bruin).

A study published Nov. 12 found heart failure mortality rates increased during a federal program that incentivized hospitals to avoid excessively hospitalizing patients within 30 days of their previous hospitalization. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

UCLA researchers find potential problems in federal hospital program

A national program to reduce rehospitalizations may have increased death rates for heart failure patients, researchers reported Nov. 12. A study published in the medical journal JAMA Cardiology found heart failure mortality rates increased during the federal Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, which incentivizes hospitals to avoid excessively hospitalizing patients within 30 days of their previous hospitalization. Read more...

A study published Nov. 12 found heart failure mortality rates increased during a federal program that incentivized hospitals to avoid excessively hospitalizing patients within 30 days of their previous hospitalization. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, announced last week the EPA would bar scientists who receive agency grants from serving on its advisory committees.  (Public Domain photo by Eric Vance via United States Environmental Protection Agency)
Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, announced last week the EPA would bar scientists who receive agency grants from serving on its advisory committees.  (Public Domain photo by Eric Vance via United States Environmental Protection Agency)

A nonprofit organization advocating for patient safety gave Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical center an "A" safety grade when checked for medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Organization gives medical center ‘A’ grade for patient safety

The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center achieved its highest patient safety grade in recent years, according to a nationwide report on hospitals released last week. The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization that advocates for hospital performance transparency, gave the medical center an “A” safety grade for fall 2017 after reviewing its data on medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. Read more...

A nonprofit organization advocating for patient safety gave Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical center an "A" safety grade when checked for medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. (Daily Bruin file photo)

(Noelle Cho/Daily Bruin)
(Noelle Cho/Daily Bruin)


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