16
APR
2014

Calcium Scores: Predictive Of Heart Disease Death Even In Low Risk Adults

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Rine Nakanishi, MD, PhD Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute   MedicalResearch.com: What are the main findings of the study? Dr. Nakanishi: With growing evidence that a measurement of the buildup of calcium in coronary arteries can...
15
APR
2014

Calcium Score Predicts Future Heart Disease Among Adults with Little or No Risk Factors LA BioMed Research studied nearly 5,600 Patients over 20 years

With growing evidence that a measurement of the buildup of calcium in coronary arteries can predict heart disease risk, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) researchers found that the process of “calcium scoring” was also accurate in predicting the chances of...
10
APR
2014

LA BioMed to Study Passive Vaccination Against a Deadly Hospital-Acquired Infection NIH Grant Funds Research into New Approach for Combating Acinetobacter Infections

As one of the most common and deadliest “Superbugs,” Acinetobacter baumannii, continues to grow in strength and prevalence, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) infectious disease specialist Brad Spellberg, MD, is launching a study to determine if a vaccine could...
07
APR
2014

LA BioMed Celebrates the Accomplishments of Two “Legends” May 1 Event to Honor Drs. Joel D. Kopple and Robert Hockberger

Continuing a tradition of recognizing its most outstanding physician-researchers, the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) will celebrate the many accomplishments of Drs. Joel D. Kopple and Robert S. Hockberger on May 1 at Legends 2014 at the Torrance Marriott...
02
APR
2014

Studies Suggest Coronary Calcium Scores Can Assess Long-Term Risk for Heart Disease

Despite being available for decades, CT-based coronary artery calcium scoring has been subject to debate among doctors on whether, and how, it should be used to inform patient care. Utilizing data from five separate studies, researchers have concluded that coronary artery calcium...
27
MAR
2014

LA BioMed Launches Study of MDMA-Assisted Therapy For Social Anxiety in Autistic Adults MAPS-initiated Research Seeks to Enhance Functional Skills

Seeking new therapies for the treatment of social anxiety in autistic adults, researchers at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) announced today that they are initiating a novel study into the safety and effectiveness of MDMA-assisted therapy. The study is...
19
MAR
2014

Emmaus Life Sciences Announces Positive Top-Line Results Of Its Phase 3 Clinical Trial For Sickle Cell Disease

Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc. (the “Company,” or “Emmaus”), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated primarily to the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative treatments and therapies for rare and orphan diseases, today announced that...
18
MAR
2014

Children Exposed to Methamphetamine before Birth Have Increased Cognitive Problems – Long-term Study Highlights the Need for Early Intervention

In the only long-term, National Institutes of Health-funded study of prenatal methamphetamine exposure and child outcome, researchers found youngsters exposed to the potent illegal drug before birth had increased cognitive problems at age 7.5 years, highlighting the need for...
17
MAR
2014

LA Times: Exploring therapeutic effects of MDMA on post-traumatic stress Researchers and some independent therapists are studying whether banned drug MDMA — found in Ecstasy — may help those with PTSD

It costs about $2,000 to buy an ounce of the illegal drug, the therapist said — enough for roughly 150 doses. She pays her longtime dealer in cash; he gives her a Ziploc bag of white powder. Back home, she scoops the contents into clear capsules. She calls it “the...

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