HEALTH CARE

CHLA Receives $2.3M to Study Bone Loss Tied to Cerebral Palsy

A researcher at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has received a $2.3 million federal grant to study bone loss associated with cerebral palsy, the hospital announced Sept. 18.

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LA BioMed Hosts Biotech Conference on Biomedical Innovation

A bioscience conference hosted by LA BioMed featured nearly three dozen biomedical startup companies and declared Los Angeles as a national biotech hub.

City Attorney Secures Shut-Down of Two L.A. Businesses Selling Illegal Pharmaceuticals

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office on Sept. 14 announced it had shut down two businesses alleged to have sold misbranded, illegal and counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs.

Good Samaritan’s $100M Outpatient Project

Surgery suites, oncology, women’s health services part of 12-story tower

Good Samaritan Hospital has completed major upgrades to its health care facilities, inside and out.

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Staar Surgical Wins Federal Approval to Sell New Lens

Staar Surgical Co., a Monrovia-based company that manufactures implantable lenses for the eye, announced Thursday it had won federal approval to sell a new lens to correct myopia with astigmatism.

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Biocom Issues Achievement Awards to Los Angeles Life Science Industry Leaders

Biocom, a California trade group for the life science industry, has issued awards to seven Los Angeles business leaders under 40 years old for their contributions to the local industry.

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Rancho Los Amigos Completes Outpatient Building and Hospital Institute Expansion

Two new medical buildings at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center were officially completed as part of a $418 million makeover of the Downey hospital.

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Charles Drew University Inks Agreement to Educate More Doctors for South L.A.

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in South Los Angeles inked an agreement with Ross University School of Medicine on Sept. 12 that could triple of the number of students who attend medical school.

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Los Angeles County Aims to Protect Residential Facilities for Mentally Ill Adults

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Sept. 11 passed a motion to look into how to stem a decline in board-and-care homes for adults with mental illness.

Dr. Ronald Victor, Pioneer of Barbershop Blood Pressure Studies: 1952-2018

Dr. Ronald G. Victor, a physician-scientist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center who saved the lives of black men with hypertension by recruiting barbers to check their blood pressure, has died. He was 66.

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Cedars-Sinai Awarded $12 Million to Study Deadly Lung Diseases

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has received a federal award of $12 million to study two deadly lung diseases, the hospital announced Sept. 10.

Arrowhead Pharma Stock Soars After Hepatitis B Drug Shows Promise

Shares in Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. rose 40 percent a day after the Pasadena-based biotechnology firm released positive results for a drug treating hepatitis B virus infection.

County Backs New Bioscience Hub

HEALTH CARE: Perception boost part of mission

L.A. County backs a new public/private life sciences agency to attract investment.

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Cedars-Sinai Joins Forces With Synthetic Biologics to Develop IBS Drug

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has entered into an agreement with Synthetic Biologics Inc. to conduct a clinical study of a drug to treat irritable bowel syndrome.

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UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital Ranked Among Most Innovative

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital has been named among the most innovate children’s hospitals in the nation by Parents magazine.

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