Thursday, November 23

Healthy Campus Initiative launched Engage Well, a new area of focus that emphasizes building and maintaining social relationships for personal health and well-being. (Nick Kardan/Daily Bruin)

HCI event emphasizes health benefits of social interactions

A new campus initiative aims to make students’ and faculty members’ social lives a priority for their health. UCLA’s Healthy Campus Initiative launched Engage Well at a La Kretz Garden Pavilion event Tuesday to promote healthy social relationships and interaction. Read more...

Photo: Healthy Campus Initiative launched Engage Well, a new area of focus that emphasizes building and maintaining social relationships for personal health and well-being. (Nick Kardan/Daily Bruin)

Healthy Campus Initiative launched Engage Well, a new area of focus that emphasizes building and maintaining social relationships for personal health and well-being. (Nick Kardan/Daily Bruin)

Researchers in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering used AI technology to develop a new drug combination for agricultural pests. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Artificial intelligence technology optimizes anti-pest drug combination

Researchers at UCLA and two other universities have discovered an effective drug combination against common agricultural pests by using artificial intelligence technology. In a study published earlier this month, researchers in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Iowa State University created a combination of four different drugs used to kill roundworms. Read more...

Photo: Researchers in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering used AI technology to develop a new drug combination for agricultural pests. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Researchers in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering used AI technology to develop a new drug combination for agricultural pests. (Daily Bruin file photo)


Researchers developed a new tool to find different cells in the amygdala region of the brain and investigate how they affect social and emotional behaviors and disorders. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Researchers develop method to analyze distinct brain cell types

UCLA researchers have created a new research tool to identify different types of brain cells that regulate social and emotional behavior. In a study published Oct. Read more...

Photo: Researchers developed a new tool to find different cells in the amygdala region of the brain and investigate how they affect social and emotional behaviors and disorders. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Researchers developed a new tool to find different cells in the amygdala region of the brain and investigate how they affect social and emotional behaviors and disorders. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Susan Bookheimer, a professor in psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, directs the Autism Center of Excellence grant that will support research at the Center for Autism Research and Treatment. (UCLA)

$9.7 million grant to fund UCLA’s research on autism spectrum disorder

A research grant from the National Institutes of Health will fund research on and treatment for autism spectrum disorder at UCLA. The five-year $9.7 million grant will support the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior’s Center for Autism Research and Treatment, which researches individual variations of autism spectrum disorder, its genetic causes and possible treatments. Read more...

Photo: Susan Bookheimer, a professor in psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, directs the Autism Center of Excellence grant that will support research at the Center for Autism Research and Treatment. (UCLA)

Susan Bookheimer, a professor in psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, directs the Autism Center of Excellence grant that will support research at the Center for Autism Research and Treatment. (UCLA)


Dr. Howard Park led 20 alumni and supporters to fund the 11th endowed chair in the UCLA School of Dentistry – the Alumni and Friends Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Endowed Chair. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

UCLA alum establishes endowed chair for oral, maxillofacial surgery

A fundraising effort led by a graduate of the UCLA School of Dentistry has established a new endowed chair to support the recruitment and retention of faculty in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Read more...

Photo: Dr. Howard Park led 20 alumni and supporters to fund the 11th endowed chair in the UCLA School of Dentistry – the Alumni and Friends Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Endowed Chair. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Dr. Howard Park led 20 alumni and supporters to fund the 11th endowed chair in the UCLA School of Dentistry – the Alumni and Friends Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Endowed Chair. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)


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