January 18, 12:14 am
Technological entrepreneur Henry Samueli, the namesake of UCLA’s engineering school, said at an event Wednesday that engineering has become an increasingly popular and lucrative field over the past three decades. Read more...
January 8, 11:28 pm
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)
December 7, 6:32 pm
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)
December 1, 1:10 am
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)
November 28, 12:26 am
A UCLA-led study found HIV patients at risk of heart disease are less likely to receive a common drug treatment for the disease compared with patients without HIV. Read more...
Photo: (Daily Bruin file photo) UCLA researchers found HIV patients receive less drug treatment for heart disease than noninfected patients.