COVID-19 may have been in the Los Angeles area before the first identified cases in the United States, according to a UCLA-led study.
The researchers analyzed electronic health records from more than 2.5 million annual patient visits across three hospitals and 180 clinics in the LA area between July 2014 and February, according to the study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
A UCLA professor received a grant to develop a new treatment that could make COVID-19 vaccines more effective.
Song Li, the chair of Samueli School of Engineering’s bioengineering department, received a $149,916 grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to create a vaccine booster that could help the body defend against the coronavirus.
Two UCLA-based student organizations are working together to 3D print personal protective equipment, or PPE, for local hospitals across California, New York and Rhode Island.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has caused shortages of PPE for health care professionals across the nation, leaving medical workers without the necessary protection or having to reuse PPE.
UCLA researchers were able to assess the ability to feel empathy in a person not doing anything.
The study found that machine learning could use brain patterns to determine levels of empathy, said Leonardo Christov-Moore, lead author of the study and a former neuroscience doctoral student at UCLA.
A UCLA-led study found that involving family members in therapy for children and adolescents with early indicators of bipolar disorder may help delay depressive episodes.
A team of researchers from UCLA, the University of Colorado and Stanford University studied 127 children and adolescents between the ages of 9 and 17 who showed early signs of bipolar disorder.
This post was updated Jan. 17 at 1:24 p.m.
Researchers at UCLA and the University of Chicago have found a way to predict which Los Angeles citizens are at risk of becoming homeless, opening up avenues to help them before they do.
This post was updated Nov. 26 at 4:45 p.m.
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