California’s wildfire smoke and COVID-19 could create an unforeseen mixture of adverse health effects for the state’s residents, UCLA medical faculty said.
Although little is known about long-term exposure to air pollutants like wildfire smoke and its particulates, there are preliminary studies that show the number and severity of COVID-19 cases are higher in areas with high air pollution, said Stephanie Christenson, a doctor and an assistant professor of pulmonology at UC San Francisco.
Los Angeles County residents should take precautions against a disease spread by mosquitoes, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said.
West Nile virus, a virus transmitted to humans by a mosquito bite from an infected mosquito, can invade the central nervous system and be deadly.
Flossie Wong-Staal – the most cited female scientist of the 1980s – shaped today’s understanding of HIV, said Jerome Zack, a UCLA microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics professor.
As medical school students participate in Zoom classes, some have begun to question the outcome of their training and their preparedness to practice medicine in the real world.
Medical students at UCLA are mobilizing volunteers to support health care workers in the fight against the novel coronavirus.
LA COVID-19 Volunteers, established by UCLA medical students last month, now has over 300 student volunteers, who are assisting families of health care workers with free services such as child care, pet sitting and errands.
UCLA researchers have developed an automated, robotic framework that can perform an array of medical tasks previously done by humans.
The microscale technology, which can perform blood processing, clinical work-ups, diagnostic testing, biomedical assays, sequence genetic material, and assist in the manufacture and development of pharmaceutical drugs, would eliminate the need for human contact and the risk of exposure to pathogens and chemical mutagens, which are critically harmful to an individual’s health.
This post was updated Feb. 18 at 9:40 a.m.
A smart insulin patch developed by a UCLA-led research team could potentially transform diabetes treatment.
The patch was developed by a team led by Zhen Gu, a UCLA bioengineering professor, along with researchers from UCLA, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, among other institutions.
Leaders in the health industry parsed out policies side by side with members of the UCLA community during a health conference Saturday.
The conference consisted of four major topics and 21 speakers.
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