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A unique study of brain activity in the cerebral cortex of epilepsy patients found there was a robust response to sound during sleep that largely mirrored the brain’s response during wakefulness

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UCLA Health is one of only ten clinical centers nationwide to receive designation as a Clinical Center by the Alliance to Cure Cavernous Malformation for the treatment of cerebral cavernous malformations (CCM).

UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital staff and patient

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital ranked in California’s top 5 and once again was recognized for broad excellence in a widely watched assessment of pediatric care.

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New UCLA research points to a novel treatment for respiratory depression associated with opioid use by administering electrical pulses to the back of the neck, helping patients regain respiratory control following high dosage opioids.

Doctor tests vision of girl holding ice pack to her head as her mother looks on.

A research project co-led by the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program aimed at improving the assessment and treatment of concussions in school-aged children has been awarded $10 million by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health.

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UCLA Health hospitals ranked #1 in both Los Angeles and California and rose to #3 nationally in an annual evaluation published today by U.S. News & World Report - the highest set of rankings UCLA has received in its history.

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For the 15th consecutive year, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital has placed among the nation's best in pediatric care in a widely watched ranking.

Martin Monti

For patients and their families, this "means the world," said UCLA professor of psychology and neurosurgery Martin Monti.

A wireless device records each patient's brain waves as he or she navigates an empty room.

As COVID cases rise, physically distancing yourself from other people has never been more important. Now a new UCLA study reveals how your brain navigates places and monitors someone else in the same location.

Lab corridor

The new space "will enable the development of a new generation of cellular therapies," said Dr. Antoni Ribas.

Operating room with surgeons

For 31 consecutive years, UCLA has earned a spot on the U.S. News & World Report national honor roll for providing the highest quality care.

Mattel Children's Hospital ranked highly

U.S. News & World Report has recognized the hospital for its national excellence in seven pediatric specialties.

Justin Lee

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans has named Justin Lee, a graduate student in the UCLA-Caltech Medical Scientists Training Program, a member of the 2020 class of Paul & Daisy Soros fellows.

Michael Fanselow

UCLA researchers find that the brain processes fear differently after injury.

Dr. Linda Liau

Dr. Linda Liau, chair of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been appointed chair of the American Board of Neurological Surgery. She is the first woman to lead the organization in its 80-year history.

UCLA surgical team

For 30 consecutive years, UCLA has earned a spot on the U.S. News & World Report national honor roll.

Brain Bee Competition comes to UCLA

More than 100 students, parents, siblings, undergraduates, graduates, medical students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty gathered at UCLA in late January, bound together by their interest in brain science and the promise of a spelling-bee type contest that would send a winner off to a national competition.

Xia Yang and Fernando Gomez-Pinilla

The life scientists have provided the first cell “atlas” of the hippocampus — the part of the brain that helps regulate learning and memory — when it is affected by traumatic brain injury.

A pioneer in her field, Dr. Linda Liau is only the second woman in the nation — and the first Asian-American woman — to chair an academic department of neurosurgery.

The gift from Louis and Harold Price Foundation will enable Dr. Daniel Lu, associate professor of neurosurgery, to test promising treatments, with the potential for groundbreaking therapies.