Friday, February 23

UCLA researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine have found the presence of four proteins in the blood can help doctors diagnose brain trauma and concussions. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Researchers discover new method to detect concussions and brain trauma

UCLA researchers have found a way for doctors to diagnose brain trauma and concussions using blood tests. In a study published last week, researchers led by Ina Wanner, a neuroscientist at the David Geffen School of Medicine, found that a type of brain cell known as astrocytes releases large amounts of four specific types of proteins when the brain is injured. Read more...

Photo: UCLA researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine have found the presence of four proteins in the blood can help doctors diagnose brain trauma and concussions. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine have found the presence of four proteins in the blood can help doctors diagnose brain trauma and concussions. (Daily Bruin file 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)

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)



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