Paula R. Moore Joins LA BioMed As Director of Development

Paula R. Moore, the former executive director of the FRIENDS of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, a nonprofit organization that supports the San Pedro-based aquarium, will be joining the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) on Aug. 26 as the director of development.

LA BioMed Researchers Find Maternal Smoking Linked to Asthma in the Third Generation

LOS ANGELES – (August 5, 2013) – With some 300 million people around the world living with asthma, a study by Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) researchers that was released ahead-of-print found for the first time that maternal smoking can cause the third generation of offspring to suffer from the chronic lung disease.

The Rise of Antibiotic Resistance Among Hospital-acquired Infections Is Much Greater than Prior CDC Estimates

LOS ANGELES – (August 1, 2013) –  The rise of antibiotic resistance among hospital-acquired infections is greater than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found in its 2008 analysis, according to an ahead-of-print article in the journal,Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

The article also finds that the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) promise to “reboot” antibiotic development rules a year ago to combat the rise in resistance has fallen short.