Blogging Helps Cancer Patients

New research led by Dr. Annette Stanton, professor of Psychology and member of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, shows that women who chronicled their experiences with breast cancer online, tended to experience a reduction in depressive symptoms, an increase in positive mood and enhanced appreciation for life.

UCLA stem cell research may benefit diabetics

Ji Won Shim, a UCLA postdoctoral fellow working with Utpal Banerjee, UCLA Professor and Chairman of the Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology department, recently published a study in Nature Cell Biology showing that insulin and nutrition keep blood stem cells from differentiating into mature blood cells. This finding could benefit diabetics, through its implications for studying inflammatory response and blood development in response to dietary changes in humans.