Imperial Valley News Center
Study finds over-treatment for prostate cancer patients with life expectancies of fewer than 10 years
- Written by Kim Irwin
Los Angeles, California - National guidelines recommend that men with low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer who have life expectancies of fewer than 10 years should not be treated with radiation or surgery, since they are unlikely to live long enough to benefit from treatment. Yet a new study by UCLA researchers found that more than half of such men are receiving these aggressive treatments putting them at risk for potentially debilitating side effects.
- Written by UCLA
Los Angeles, California - A team of scientists that included researchers from UCLA has discovered a novel mechanism of RNA regulation in embryonic stem cells. The findings are strong evidence that a specific chemical modification, or “tag,” on RNA plays a key role in determining the ability of embryonic stem cells to adopt different cellular identities.
- Written by Peter Bracke
Los Angeles, California - In a study led by Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research member Dr. Julian Martinez-Agosto, UCLA scientists have shown that two genes not previously known to be involved with the immune system play a crucial role in how progenitor stem cells are activated to fight infection.
- Written by Robert Perkins
Los Angeles, California - When private prices for health care services decrease, Medicare spending increases, according to a new study.
- Written by Jeffrey Day
Imperial, California - People who know that certain foods are bad for them still respond positively when confronted by a picture of a burger, fries and soda, according to a University of California, Davis, study.
- Written by Karen Nikos-Rose
Davis, California - The rewards of corporate leadership accrue faster for men. Not only do women hold just one in nine of the executive and board positions in California’s top 400 public companies, an annual University of California, Davis, study shows that the women in top executive roles are not being promoted to the highest levels, and earn less than their male counterparts.
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