High cholesterol? Here’s what to do about it

Cholesterol is essential for healthy cells and is a building block of hormones, but too much of it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • June 01, 2022

‘Something we’ve been waiting for’

Vikram Krishna, a medical student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA graduating this year, jokes that his parents, like many other immigrant families, wished for their children to become doctors.
  • June 01, 2022

Guidance for parents amid infant formula shortage

In the midst of a national infant formula shortage, UCLA Health doctors are warning against homemade recipes or diluting bottles, and advised that pediatricians can help locate supply for babies with special health needs.
  • May 18, 2022

UCLA researchers develop base editing approach for rare genetic immune disorder

New research indicates the novel gene editing technique base editing could be used as a one-time therapy to restore the production of T cells in patients born with the rare genetic immune disorder CD3 delta severe combined immunodeficiency.

This condition, also known as CD3 delta SCID, is caused by a mutation in the CD3 delta gene, which produces a protein by the same name that is critical to the formation of T cells. Babies born with CD3 delta SCID are unable to produce these white blood cells that fight against disease-causing intruders in the body.