Saturday, June 23

Researchers at the Staglin Center for cognitive neuroscience examined and compared a group of individuals who said they were disturbed by the 2016 presidential election. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA researchers study effects of traumatic events on depression

UCLA researchers have found that activity in two regions in the brain, along with social support, may lessen symptoms of depression following a traumatic event. In a paper published Monday, researchers at the Staglin IMHRO Center for Cognitive Neuroscience examined and compared a group of individuals who said they were disturbed by the 2016 presidential election with another group who said they were unaffected. Read more...

Photo: Researchers at the Staglin Center for cognitive neuroscience examined and compared a group of individuals who said they were disturbed by the 2016 presidential election. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Researchers at the Staglin Center for cognitive neuroscience examined and compared a group of individuals who said they were disturbed by the 2016 presidential election. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA researchers created a 3-D atomic structure of a cancer-causing strain of the herpes virus to find certain proteins to target in antiviral therapies. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA researchers study herpes virus associated with Kaposi’s sarcoma

UCLA researchers are studying the structure of a virus that is known to cause cancer. In a study published last week, researchers analyzed the molecular components of herpes virus’ outer protein shell. Read more...

Photo: UCLA researchers created a 3-D atomic structure of a cancer-causing strain of the herpes virus to find certain proteins to target in antiviral therapies. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA researchers created a 3-D atomic structure of a cancer-causing strain of the herpes virus to find certain proteins to target in antiviral therapies. (Daily Bruin file photo)


UCLA researchers found mirror neuron activity,
 which plays a vital role in feeling empathy, also predicts how individuals would act when facing a moral dilemma. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA researchers study moral decision-making through mirror neurons

UCLA researchers found a way to study an individual’s neural activity to predict how they would act in a moral dilemma. In a study published last month, researchers at the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center observed that a person’s neural activity in response to witnessing another person in pain may indicate whether they would inflict harm if it led to a greater good, according to a press release. Read more...

Photo: UCLA researchers found mirror neuron activity, which plays a vital role in feeling empathy, also predicts how individuals would act when facing a moral dilemma. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA researchers found mirror neuron activity,
 which plays a vital role in feeling empathy, also predicts how individuals would act when facing a moral dilemma. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Suzanne Paulson, an atmospheric and oceanic sciences professor who studies air pollution, said the air pollutant concentration Wednesday was unhealthy for sensitive groups such as the elderly, children and those with respiratory illness. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Q&A: Professor discusses Westwood air quality following Skirball fire

UCLA canceled classes Wednesday and Thursday due to poor air quality following the Skirball fire in the Bel-Air area. The Daily Bruin’s Emi Nakahara spoke with Suzanne Paulson, an atmospheric and oceanic sciences professor whose research focuses on air pollution in urban environments, to discuss the possible health impacts of the air quality on campus and Westwood during the fire. Read more...

Photo: Suzanne Paulson, an atmospheric and oceanic sciences professor who studies air pollution, said the air pollutant concentration Wednesday was unhealthy for sensitive groups such as the elderly, children and those with respiratory illness. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Suzanne Paulson, an atmospheric and oceanic sciences professor who studies air pollution, said the air pollutant concentration Wednesday was unhealthy for sensitive groups such as the elderly, children and those with respiratory illness. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

(Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

Photo: Renewable Energy Association sorts trash, gathers data on waste trend

Student volunteers in the Renewable Energy Association at UCLA separated piles of approximately 300 bags of trash into bins sorted for liquids, landfill, recyclables and compost at Wilson Plaza on Thursday for an event called “Waste Audit.” Claire Buzzelli, the club’s biofuels project co-lead and a third-year chemical engineering student, said the campus needs data on the various types of trash to create proposals to reach its goal of having zero waste by 2020. Read more...

Photo: (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

(Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)



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