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7 Winter Depression Busters

We’ve entered the “dark ages” as the midshipmen at the Naval Academy say — the weeks between Christmas break and Spring break when everyone turns a pasty white and the sidewalks are full of ugly slush. The lack of sunlight and the shorter days don’t help the pursuit of sanity. However, if you approach this time of year with a dose of creativity and enthusiasm, you need not fall down the rabbit hole of depression. Here are some ideas to keep your mood sunny when the weather is anything but. 1....
Tags: Psychology, General, Noah, Depression, Creativity, Epa, University of Pennsylvania, Ucla, Omega, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Martin Seligman, Harvard Medical School, Fernandez, Naval Academy, Maddock


UCLA researchers demonstrate new technique to develop cancer-fighting T cells

A study by UCLA researchers is the first to demonstrate a technique for coaxing pluripotent stem cells -- which can give rise to every cell type in the body and which can be grown indefinitely in the lab -- into becoming mature T cells capable of killing tumor cells.
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Scientists discover a dramatic pattern of bone growth in female mice

UCLA and UC San Francisco life scientists have discovered a dramatic pattern of bone growth in female mice -- research that could potentially lead to stronger bone density in women and new treatments for osteoporosis in older women.
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Study raises hopes for new approaches to treat osteoporosis

A handful of brain cells deep in the brain may play a surprising role in controlling women's bone density, according to new research by UC San Francisco and UCLA scientists.
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New method modifies blood stem cells to reverse genetic mutation that causes IPEX

UCLA researchers led by Dr. Donald Kohn have created a method for modifying blood stem cells to reverse the genetic mutation that causes a life-threatening autoimmune syndrome called IPEX.
Tags: Health, Ucla, IPEX, Donald Kohn


Podcast: How to Make the Transition to Adulthood Easier

 The transition from youth to adult is a difficult one for most people, filled with unexpected events and changes that we are ill-prepared for. Many find themselves seriously lacking not only the life skills needed, but also the psychological and emotional tools that would make this huge change easier. Our guest this week explains how we can use mindfulness to develop these tools and make adulting much less intimidating. Subscribe to Our Show! And Reme...
Tags: Psychology, General, Students, Wales, Los Angeles, Transition, Mindfulness, Ucla, Eta, Vincent, Gabe Howard, Don, Vince, Johnny, Gabe, Vin


New findings bring about better understanding of many cancers' metabolic needs

Scientists at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have discovered that squamous cell skin cancers do not require increased glucose to power their development and growth, contrary to a long-held belief about cancer metabolism.
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Scientists develop new technique for identifying small molecules

A UCLA-led team of scientists has developed a new technique that will enable researchers to easily and quickly determine the structures of organic molecules using very small samples.
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UCLA biologists uncover how head injuries can lead to serious brain disorders

UCLA biologists have discovered how head injuries adversely affect individual cells and genes that can lead to serious brain disorders.
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UCLA psychology professor offers tips for successful aging

Successful aging can be the norm, says UCLA psychology professor Alan Castel in his new book, "Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging". Castel sees many inspiring role models of aging. French Impressionist Claude Monet, he notes, began his beloved water lily paintings at age 73.
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UCLA researchers investigate how a protein factor contributes to cancer cell migration

UCLA researchers have discovered a new protein factor that contributes to a fibroblast cell's ability to migrate to a wound and participate in its healing process. The study's results could help scientists prevent cancer cells from using the same mechanisms to move throughout the body and spread.
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You’re Only As Old As You Feel: Harvard Psychologist Ellen Langer Shows How Mental Attitude Can Potentially Reverse the Effects of Aging

You’re only as old as you feel, right? The platitude may be true. In a scientifically verifiable sense, “feeling”—a state of mind—may not only determine psychological well-being but physical health as well, including the natural aging processes of the body. Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer has spent decades testing the hypothesis, and has come to some interesting conclusions about the relationship between mental processes and bodily aging. In order to do the kind of work she has for dec...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Google, Science, College, Bbc, Harvard, New Hampshire, Cbs, The New York Times, Ucla, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Horvath, Langer, Ellen Langer


You’re Only As Old As You Feel: The Research of Harvard Psychologist Ellen Langer Shows Why Age May Be a Mindset

You’re only as old as you feel, right? The platitude may be true. In a scientifically verifiable sense, “feeling”—a state of mind—may not only determine psychological well-being but physical health as well, including the natural aging processes of the body. Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer has spent decades testing the hypothesis, and has come to some interesting conclusions about the relationship between mental processes and bodily aging. In order to do the kind of work she has for dec...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Google, Science, College, Bbc, Harvard, New Hampshire, Cbs, The New York Times, Ucla, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Horvath, Langer, Ellen Langer


Rise Above Movement: What extremism experts are saying about these white supremacists in Southern California

Early morning on Tuesday, Oct. 2, federal officials arrested four men from a Southern California-based white supremacist group alleging that they traveled to Charlottesville, Va. last year to incite a riot and attack counter-protesters at the Unite the Right rally, which turned deadly. The defendants, Benjamin Drake Daley, Michael Paul Miselis, Thomas Walter Gillen and Cole Evan White, belong to the Rise Above Movement — R.A.M — whose members hold anti-Semitic views. They meet regularly in publi...
Tags: Health, News, California, Germany, Los Angeles, Sport, Ukraine, Fbi, Soccer, Ram, San Diego, Wisconsin, Associated Press, Orange County, Smith, Charlottesville


Are surfers at risk from MRSA? Study aims to show if ‘superbugs’ pose dangers

As a longtime surfer, Megyn Rugh knows that surfing comes with risks — especially when it comes to what lingers in dirty waters. Rugh, a graduate student from UCLA, is helping to spearhead a study to find out just how funky Southern California’s ocean water might be. The Surfer Resistance Project, conducted by students at UCLA, aims at finding out if “superbugs” are present in wave riders and surf breaks. Photo courtesy of Megyn Rugh. The Surfer Resistance Project, conducted by students at...
Tags: Health, News, California, Cdc, Environment, California News, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Surfing, Venice, Local News, Florence, Malibu, Ucla, Beaches


Paralyzed man regains his ability to stand, walk with spinal cord stimulation and physical therapy

Spinal cord stimulation and physical therapy have helped a man paralyzed since 2013 regain his ability to stand and walk with assistance. The results, achieved in a research collaboration between Mayo Clinic and UCLA, are reported in Nature Medicine.
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Kids and nutrition: Tips from pediatric expert Dr. Tanya Altmann | Spawned ep 125

This week on Spawned, we’re talking kids and nutrition. Which, TBH, is one of those issues that nearly universally stresses out parents of all kinds, with kids of all ages. Fortunately, we’ve got an expert to help us out: Dr. Tanya Altmann, who you may better know as just…Dr. Tanya. She’s a UCLA-trained pediatrician, network television […]
Tags: Health, Food, Podcast, Parenting, Shopping, Tips And Tricks, Ucla, Tanya, Healthy Snacks, Healthy Foods, Food + Recipes, Spawned Podcast, Healthy Kids, School Lunch Help, Tanya Altmann


How Meditation Can Change Your Brain: The Neuroscience of Buddhist Practice

Nirvana is a place on earth. Popularly thought of a Buddhist “heaven,” religious scholars discuss the concept not as an arrival at someplace other than the physical place we are, but as the extinction of suffering in the mind, achieved in large part through intensive meditation. If this state of enlightenment exists in the here and now—the scientific inquirer is justified in asking—shouldn’t it be something we can measure? Maybe it is. Psychologist Daniel Goleman and neuroscientist Richa...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Google, College, France, Neuroscience, Ucla, Buddhist, Facebook Twitter, Davidson, Josh Jones, Richard Davidson, Nepal India, Daniel Goleman, Durham NC Follow, Goleman


Acute changes in extracellular matrix can trigger rapid change in cell’s metabolism

UCLA researchers have found that the extracellular matrix, the dense network of proteins and carbohydrates that surround a cell, can influence how cells move within the body by regulating their sugar consumption.
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Redondo Beach resident Claire Wineland, who captured nation’s hearts with struggle against cystic fibrosis, has died

Claire Wineland, a 21-year-old Redondo Union High School graduate who became a YouTube star by sharing her struggles with cystic fibrosis died on Sunday following a double-lung transplant. Wineland’s death quickly became national news on Monday as she touched the lives of countless numbers with her video blogs and media interviews. In the South Bay beach cities, where Wineland lived, her death was felt especially hard. Earlier this year was to be the fourth annual Moonlight Glow Ride, a fund-rai...
Tags: Health, News, California, Sport, Soccer, United States, Local News, Ucla, West Nile, South Bay, Claire, San Fernando Valley, Hermosa Beach, Massimo, Redondo Beach, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation


UCLA biologists find 8,000 new antibiotic combinations to be effective

Scientists have traditionally believed that combining more than two drugs to fight harmful bacteria would yield diminishing returns.
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CBD industry grows in California even as confusion swirls over local, state laws

Greg Avetisyan and his brother just opened Topikal, a CBD store on the boardwalk in Venice, where he speaks to customers on Friday, August 31, 2018. The brothers’ Tarzana shop is believed to be the first standalone CBD store in California. They want to expand with a third shop in Orange County. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Greg Avetisyan and his brother just opened Topikal, a CBD store on the boardwalk in Venice, where they sell a line of CBD pet supplements on Friday, ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Colorado, California, Kentucky, Marijuana, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Cannabis, Soccer, Ohio, Venice, Kim, Local News


Want to get paid to eat avocados? Loma Linda University and UCLA may have a deal for you

Love avocados? Two universities in Southern California may have the diet for you. Loma Linda University and UCLA each seek 250 men and women for a study that examines whether avocados help with weight loss. Joan Sabaté, director of the LLU’s Center for Nutrition, Lifestyle and Disease Prevention, suggests that avocados, a fruit high in fat, consumed in moderate amounts may promote the loss of belly fat, in particular. LLU and UCLA are two of four universities involved in the six-month study, acc...
Tags: Health, News, Research, Sport, Soccer, Ucla, Southern California, Tufts University, Penn State University, Loma Linda University, Hass Avocado Board, Top Stories RDF, Joan Sabate, Sabaté


New combination treatment could help some people with advanced melanoma

A UCLA-led study has found that a treatment that uses a bacteria-like agent in combination with an immunotherapy drug could help some people with advanced melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer, live longer.
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UCLA professor shares five facts about ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer can be beat. Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, a UCLA professor in obstetrics and gynecology and member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, is convinced of it.
Tags: Health, Ucla, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sanaz Memarzadeh


Marijuana-based CBD drug stops seizures that put Yorba Linda girl with epilepsy in a coma

Natalie Pembleton, 13, of Yorba Linda, has epilepsy and takes the drug, Epidiolex, to control her seizures. It is the first FDA-approved drug that contains a purified drug substance derived from marijuana to treat rare, severe forms of epilepsy. Natalie sits in Parque De Los Vaqueros in Placentia on Thursday, August 16, 2018.(Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG) Natalie Pembleton, 13, of Yorba Linda, sits in Parque De Los Vaqueros in Placentia with her mother, Catherine, on T...
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Marijuana-based CBD drug stops seizures that put Yorba Linda girl with epilepsy in a coma

Natalie Pembleton, 13, of Yorba Linda, has epilepsy and takes the drug, Epidiolex, to control her seizures. It is the first FDA-approved drug that contains a purified drug substance derived from marijuana to treat rare, severe forms of epilepsy. Natalie sits in Parque De Los Vaqueros in Placentia on Thursday, August 16, 2018.(Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG) Natalie Pembleton, 13, of Yorba Linda, sits in Parque De Los Vaqueros in Placentia with her mother, Catherine, on T...
Tags: Health, News, Medicine, Colorado, California, Marijuana, California News, Sport, Cnn, Cannabis, Soccer, Alaska, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, DEA, Local News


UCLA study demonstrates use of magnetic force to manage chronic pain

UCLA bioengineers have demonstrated that a gel-like material containing tiny magnetic particles could be used to manage chronic pain from disease or injury. Broadly, the study demonstrates the promising use of biomechanical forces that push and pull on cells to treat disease.
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Health facilities in low- and middle-income countries not prepared to manage noncommunicable diseases

Cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes are among the leading causes of death worldwide. A new UCLA study has found that Bangladesh, Haiti, Malawi, Nepal and Tanzania each has fewer than five health facilities that can provide the full suite of supplies and equipment, trained staff and medication that are needed to properly diagnose and treat all three diseases.
Tags: Health, Tanzania, Ucla, Bangladesh Haiti Malawi Nepal


Hookah smoking develops cardiovascular risk factors similar to cigarette, shows study

In direct contradiction to marketing efforts claiming that hookah smoking is less hazardous to health than cigarettes, a new UCLA study published in the American Journal of Cardiology found that just a half-hour of hookah smoking resulted in the development of cardiovascular risk factors similar to what has been seen with traditional cigarette smoking.
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