Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: UCLA’s epilepsy center offers hope to people with drug-resistant seizures

Newswise imageThirty to 40 percent of people with epilepsy — more than 1 million Americans — continue to experience seizures despite taking medication. Experts at the UCLA Seizure Disorder Center at UCLA Health want to change that picture. Their message to people with epilepsy as well as their doctors is simple: Referral to a full-service epilepsy center can help.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital named one of nation’s most innovative children’s hospitals

Newswise imageParents magazine has named UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital one of the most innovative children’s hospitals in the United States. UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital was one of only 20 pediatric hospitals in the country to receive the distinction for 2018.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Affordable Care Act Reduced Disparities in Health Care Between Mexican-Heritage Latinos and Other Latinos in California

Newswise imagePrevious studies have shown that Mexican immigrants living in the U.S. are less likely to have insurance or to report a usual source of care than Mexican-Americans, other Latinos and non-Latino whites. But the Affordable Care Act may have made it easier for them to access health care when needed.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Study Restores Significant Bladder Control to 5 People with Spinal Cord Injuries

Newswise imageA UCLA study is the first to show that magnetic stimulation of the lower spinal cord through the skin enables people with spinal-cord injuries to recover significant urination control for up to four weeks between treatments. The approach could increase patients’ independence by reducing reliance on catheters to empty their bladders.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Statins Associated with Improvement of Rare Lung Disease

Newswise imageResearchers have found that cholesterol-lowering statins may improve the conditions of people with a rare lung disease called autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. The research also suggested that two new tests could help diagnose the condition.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: UCLA Scientists Discover That Cells Contain a Group of Mitochondria Specialized to Build Fats

Newswise imageMitochondria, known to most people as the “powerhouses of the cell”, have been recognized for decades as the cellular organelle where sugars and fats are oxidized to generate energy. Now, new research by UCLA scientists has found that not all mitochondria fit this definition.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Low Birthweight in Newborns Linked to High Levels of Protein That Shields Placenta From Cell Damage

Newswise imageUCLA scientists discovered higher levels of a protein called humanin in the placenta tissue of women who give birth to severely underweight infants. The researchers suspect that humanin rises to protect the fetus during placenta failure.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Newly Discovered Gene May Protect Against Heart Disease

Newswise imageScientists have identified a gene that may play a protective role in preventing heart disease. Their research revealed that the gene, called MeXis, acts within key cells inside clogged arteries to help remove excess cholesterol from blood vessels.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: UCLA Researchers Link a Relatively Unknown Gene to Early Emergence of Blood Diseases

Newswise imageUCLA researchers, in collaboration with the University of Iowa, discovered the contribution of a specific gene in the proper development of blood cells that give rise to hematopoietic stem cells. The findings identify a potential target for the development of treatments for some types of leukemia, anemia and other blood disorders.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Genetic ‘Switches’, Mapped for First Time, Drive Human Brain Development

Newswise imageUCLA researchers have developed the first map of gene regulation in human neurogenesis, the process by which neural stem cells turn into brain cells and the cerebral cortex expands in size. The scientists identified factors that govern the growth of our brains and, in some cases, set the stage for several brain disorders that appear later in life

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Mirror Neuron Activity Predicts People’s Decision-Making in Moral Dilemmas, UCLA Study Finds

Newswise imageResearchers found that the brain’s inferior frontal cortex is more active in people who are more averse to harming others when facing difficult ethical choices

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: UCLA Researchers Report Novel Complementary Effects of Estrogen Treatment in Combatting MS

A study by UCLA researchers reveals the cellular basis for how the hormone estrogen protects against damage to the central nervous system in people with multiple sclerosis