Friday, February 23

Jasper Kok, an assistant professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, is helping elucidate the role dust plays in climate change. He said dust can have either a net cooling or net heating effect on the atmosphere depending on the size of the particles. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Professor works to clear up effects of dust on climate change

Dust in the air can alter climate change in unpredictable ways, according to UCLA researchers. Jasper Kok, an assistant professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, published a paper in April detailing how aerosols such as desert dust can cause temperature and precipitation levels to fluctuate, accelerating climate change. Read more...

Photo: Jasper Kok, an assistant professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, is helping elucidate the role dust plays in climate change. He said dust can have either a net cooling or net heating effect on the atmosphere depending on the size of the particles. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Jasper Kok, an assistant professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, is helping elucidate the role dust plays in climate change. He said dust can have either a net cooling or net heating effect on the atmosphere depending on the size of the particles. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Sam Emaminejad, one of the project leaders for the development of sweat-based diagnostic technology, shows a graduate student a technique for developing the wristband. (Katherine Zhuo/Daily Bruin)

UCLA researchers develop wristband that gathers health data from sweat

UCLA researchers are using sweat to diagnose and track diseases such as cystic fibrosis and diabetes. The researchers developed a wearable wristband that continuously gathers health-related data from sweat, said Sam Emaminejad, assistant professor of electrical engineering at UCLA and lead author of the researchers’ study published in 2016. Read more...

Photo: Sam Emaminejad, one of the project leaders for the development of sweat-based diagnostic technology, shows a graduate student a technique for developing the wristband. (Katherine Zhuo/Daily Bruin)

Sam Emaminejad, one of the project leaders for the development of sweat-based diagnostic technology, shows a graduate student a technique for developing the wristband. (Katherine Zhuo/Daily Bruin)

Leslie Rith-Najarian, a graduate student in clinical psychology, won $6,000 on Thursday in a competition between the seven University of California campuses. (Courtesy of UCOP)

Q&A: UC Grad Slam winner talks clinical psychology research, competition

Leslie Rith-Najarian, a graduate student in clinical psychology, received $6,000 on Thursday as the winner of the UC Grad Slam, a competition between the seven University of California campuses that tests graduate students’ ability to explain their research concisely. Read more...

Photo: Leslie Rith-Najarian, a graduate student in clinical psychology, won $6,000 on Thursday in a competition between the seven University of California campuses. (Courtesy of UCOP)

Leslie Rith-Najarian, a graduate student in clinical psychology, won $6,000 on Thursday in a competition between the seven University of California campuses. (Courtesy of UCOP)

Muttulingam Sanjayan, a visiting researcher and conservation scientist, films a video for the latest Climate Lab series. The first episode, released last week on Vox, was seen by nearly half a million people. (UCLA Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies)

Professor presents solutions to climate change through video series

A UCLA researcher is investigating how to best frame climate change research in a way that encourages the public to follow environmentally friendly practices. Magali Delmas, a professor of management at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the Anderson School of Management, recently showcased her research in an episode of the video series “Climate Lab” published by Vox news. Read more...

Photo: Muttulingam Sanjayan, a visiting researcher and conservation scientist, films a video for the latest Climate Lab series. The first episode, released last week on Vox, was seen by nearly half a million people. (UCLA Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies)

Muttulingam Sanjayan, a visiting researcher and conservation scientist, films a video for the latest Climate Lab series. The first episode, released last week on Vox, was seen by nearly half a million people. (UCLA Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies)

Jeff Chen, co-director of the UCLA Cannabinoid Affinity Group, organized the inaugural UCLA Cannabis Research Symposium and will speak about accelerating cannabis research at the event Thursday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Cannabis research symposium to discuss recent field developments

UCLA will host a symposium on cannabis research as part of an attempt to establish a top cannabis research program on campus. The inaugural UCLA Cannabis Research Symposium, which will be held Thursday, will feature visiting speakers and UCLA faculty, who will discuss the most recent developments in cannabis research. Read more...

Photo: Jeff Chen, co-director of the UCLA Cannabinoid Affinity Group, organized the inaugural UCLA Cannabis Research Symposium and will speak about accelerating cannabis research at the event Thursday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Jeff Chen, co-director of the UCLA Cannabinoid Affinity Group, organized the inaugural UCLA Cannabis Research Symposium and will speak about accelerating cannabis research at the event Thursday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Alexander Bradley, a biochemistry, molecular and structural biology graduate student, is organizing the March for Science in Los Angeles on April 22. (Courtesy of Alexander Bradley)

UCLA scientists organize march to educate public on funding for sciences

UCLA scientists are organizing a March for Science in Los Angeles to foster communication between scientists and the general public. The March for Science, which will take place April 22, aims to bring thousands of participants together to educate people about underfunding of the sciences and encourage greater involvement in science. Read more...

Photo: Alexander Bradley, a biochemistry, molecular and structural biology graduate student, is organizing the March for Science in Los Angeles on April 22. (Courtesy of Alexander Bradley)

Alexander Bradley, a biochemistry, molecular and structural biology graduate student, is organizing the March for Science in Los Angeles on April 22. (Courtesy of Alexander Bradley)


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