Thursday, November 15


Cindy Fast, a UCLA alumna and researcher in Tanzania, trains rats to detect landmines and tuberculosis by teaching them to associate the smell of TNT or tuberculosis-positive mucus with a clicking noise that signals a food reward. (Anti-Personnel Landmines Detection Product Development)

UCLA alum oversees lab rats saving lives in sub-Saharan Africa

The young rats Cindy Fast handles as part of her research job in Tanzania have taken a liking to her necklace. The furry rodents nibble on the necklace as she inspects them to make sure they are healthy, happy and ready for training. Read more...

Photo: Cindy Fast, a UCLA alumna and researcher in Tanzania, trains rats to detect landmines and tuberculosis by teaching them to associate the smell of TNT or tuberculosis-positive mucus with a clicking noise that signals a food reward. (Anti-Personnel Landmines Detection Product Development)

Cindy Fast, a UCLA alumna and researcher in Tanzania, trains rats to detect landmines and tuberculosis by teaching them to associate the smell of TNT or tuberculosis-positive mucus with a clicking noise that signals a food reward. (Anti-Personnel Landmines Detection Product Development)


Professor seeks to destigmatize MSG through taste test, lecture

About 30 students and faculty sampled chips, cured meats, sun-dried tomatoes and cheese to experience the fifth taste sensation, umami, Tuesday night. The taste test was part of a lecture by Sarah Tracy, an adjunct assistant professor at the Center for the Study of Women and Institute for Society and Genetics, about the history and societal perceptions of Monosodium Glutamate, or MSG. Read more...



UCLA students attended a rally Wednesday to protest against the Dakota Access pipeline construction near the Standing Rock Indian reservation. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

UCLA students protest against Dakota Access pipeline

More than 100 UCLA students chanted and waved signs that read, “You can’t drink oil,” and “Water is life,” on Janss Steps on Tuesday. The American Indian Graduate Students Association held a rally to protest against a gas pipe construction near the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota, which is home to about 10,000 Sioux tribe members. Read more...

Photo: UCLA students attended a rally Wednesday to protest against the Dakota Access pipeline construction near the Standing Rock Indian reservation. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

UCLA students attended a rally Wednesday to protest against the Dakota Access pipeline construction near the Standing Rock Indian reservation. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)



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