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Adnan Darwiche will serve as chair for the computer science department for the next five years, and will help in expanding the department size and strengthen its connection with the David Geffen School of Medicine. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Computer science department appoints new chair

The computer science department appointed a new chair Wednesday to expand the size of the department and strengthen its connections with other parts of campus. Adnan Darwiche, a professor of computer science, will begin serving a five-year term as department chair on Nov. Read more...

Photo: Adnan Darwiche will serve as chair for the computer science department for the next five years, and will help in expanding the department size and strengthen its connection with the David Geffen School of Medicine. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Adnan Darwiche will serve as chair for the computer science department for the next five years, and will help in expanding the department size and strengthen its connection with the David Geffen School of Medicine. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Dean Ho, a professor in the UCLA School of Dentistry, who has researched the various medical applications of nanodiamonds, published a paper last week on using nanodiamonds to prevent tooth infection and breakage in root canals. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Dentistry professor studies medical benefits of nanodiamonds

UCLA researchers are using microscopic carbon molecules for medical procedures and experiments ranging from cancer drug delivery to root canals. These microscopic carbon molecules, known as nanodiamonds, are five nanometers in diameter and shaped like soccer balls with sharper edges, said Dean Ho, a professor in the School of Dentistry. Read more...

Photo: Dean Ho, a professor in the UCLA School of Dentistry, who has researched the various medical applications of nanodiamonds, published a paper last week on using nanodiamonds to prevent tooth infection and breakage in root canals. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Dean Ho, a professor in the UCLA School of Dentistry, who has researched the various medical applications of nanodiamonds, published a paper last week on using nanodiamonds to prevent tooth infection and breakage in root canals. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

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)


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