The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke recently awarded over $1.7 million in grant funding to Phoenix Nest, Inc. to continue its partnership with the Los Angeles Biomedical Institute (LA BioMed) to research the development of therapies for treating different forms of a devastating inherited genetic disorder, Sanfilippo disease, also known as MPS III.
Patients with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) face a much higher risk of succumbing to a deadly fungal infection, known as mucormycosis, than healthy patients. A new study suggests a simple treatment of sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda, could prevent the spread of mucormycosis in patients with DKA.
New Data from Women’s Health Initiative Dietary Modification Trial Finds Long-term Dietary Changes Improves Breast Cancer Survival Rates
Women who stayed on a low fat diet for approximately eight years reduced their risk of death from invasive breast cancers and improved their survival rates when compared with women who had not followed the dietary regimen, according to a study presented at a clinical trial plenary session, entitled "Transformative Clinical Trials in Breast Cancer," at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting.
LA BioMed is the first and only Los Angeles facility to offer CT scans on the new GE Heathcare’s Revolution* CT scanner, which makes it possible for the institute’s physicians to diagnose even the most challenging patients, at the lowest radiation doses available in the industry.
In the first study of its kind, researchers found patients with S. aureus skin and soft tissue infections took, on average, just 57% of their prescribed antibiotic doses after leaving the hospital, resulting in nearly half of them getting a new infection or needing additional treatment for the existing skin infection.
Data on Injuries and Mental Abilities Combined to Determine the Potential for Cognitive Deficits
LOS ANGELES (March 1, 2016) – Amid the heightened awareness of concussion-related brain damage among professional football players, a new study reports that researchers can predict cognitive outcomes long after the players have retired by reviewing the players’ concussion histories, game-related data and their overall mental abilities.
The TTrials Reveal Benefits of Testosterone Treatment for Older Men with Low Testosterone Levels
As men age, their testosterone levels decrease, but prior studies of the effects of administering testosterone to older men have been inconclusive. Now, research shows that testosterone treatment for men over 65 improves sexual function, walking ability and mood, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine by a team of researchers that included lead researchers from Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed).
Three exemplary champions of LA BioMed, whose contributions continue to fuel discoveries that hold promise for patients around the globe, will be honored with Spirit of Excellence Awards at the nonprofit research institute’s 2016 Gala on May 5 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
Report Identifies Tools for Determining Risk and Prescribing Treatment
With approximately two-thirds of deaths among people with type 2 diabetes related to cardiovascular disease, a new report holds hope for improving the treatment of heart disease for one of the country’s and the world’s most at-risk populations.
Supportive Home Environment May Reduce Behavioral and Emotional Issues
LOS ANGELES – Despite continuing reports that methamphetamine abuse during pregnancy can lead to behavioral and emotional problems in children, pregnant women continue to abuse the illicit drug. Nearly one-fourth of pregnant women seeking treatment at federal facilities were methamphetamine users.