Study is first to Reverse Lung Damage Caused by Prenatal Nicotine Exposure.
LOS ANGELES – (Feb. 17, 2015) – A new study from Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) holds hope for reversing asthma caused by smoking during pregnancy.
The study, published online by the American Journal of Physiology - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, reported that a medication that stimulates certain proteins in the body reversed airway damage in disease models of asthma caused by prenatal exposure to nicotine.
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LOS ANGELES – (Feb. 5, 2015) – Christina Wang, MD, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) lead researcher, has received a top honor for her outstanding research work, the Mayo H. Soley Award, at the 2015 Western Regional Meetings of five top research societies in the West.
Selected as the Nation’s and the Region’s Best Doctors
LOS ANGELES – (Jan. 21, 2015) – Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute’s (LA BioMed’s) physician-researchers continue to rate among the nation’s and the region’s best doctors, with 43 of them listed among Southern California Super Doctors for 2015 or set to be listed among America’s Top Doctors when it issues its 2015 publication later this year.
LA BioMed Researcher Authors Book to Provide Instruction for Medical Students
LOS ANGELES – (Jan. 13, 2015) – “Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review,” a new book by Christian de Virgilio, MD, a nine-time winner of UCLA’s Golden Apple Award as Faculty Teacher of the Year, provides medical students and other healthcare professionals with a comprehensive understanding of surgical diseases in one easy-to-use reference.
LA BioMed Researchers Find Novel NDV-3 Vaccine Protects Against MRSA
LOS ANGELES – (Dec. 8, 2014) – In the U.S. and around the globe, skin and soft tissue infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) continue to endanger the health and lives of patients and otherwise healthy individuals. Treatment is difficult because MRSA is resistant to many antibiotics, and the infections can recur, placing family members and other close contacts at risk of infection.
Deriving physiologic first principles
Both the developmental and phylogenetic histories of an organism describe the evolution of physiology—the complex of metabolic pathways that govern the function of an organism as a whole. The necessity of establishing and maintaining homeostatic mechanisms began at the cellular level, with the very first cells, and homeostasis provides the underlying selection pressure fueling evolution.
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) announced today that it will receive Phase II funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables individuals worldwide to test bold ideas to address persistent health and development challenges. Frans J. Walther, MD, PhD, an LA BioMed lead researcher, will continue to pursue an innovative global health research project, titled “Aerosol Delivery of Synthetic Lung Surfactant.”