Wednesday, March 20

The UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of five University of California cancer research centers that have come together to form the UC Cancer Consortium. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

UC cancer research facilities coordinate to form UC Cancer Consortium

The University of California’s five cancer research centers will be coordinating their efforts to treat and research the disease. UC President Janet Napolitano and John Stobo, executive vice president of UC Health, announced Monday that cancer research institutions at UCLA, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC San Diego and UC San Francisco have come together to form the UC Cancer Consortium. Read more...

Photo: The UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of five University of California cancer research centers that have come together to form the UC Cancer Consortium. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

The UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of five University of California cancer research centers that have come together to form the UC Cancer Consortium. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Kevin Njabo, an assistant adjunt professor in environmental health sciences, helped establish a research institute in Cameroon jointly led by UCLA and the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA assistant adjunct professor partners with Congo Basin Institute

Kevin Njabo left Cameroon 15 years ago to pursue teaching and research in environmental science at UCLA. Njabo, an assistant adjunct professor of environmental health sciences, helped establish UCLA’s partnership with the Congo Basin Institute, in which he serves as the Africa director of the Center for Tropical Research. Read more...

Photo: Kevin Njabo, an assistant adjunt professor in environmental health sciences, helped establish a research institute in Cameroon jointly led by UCLA and the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Kevin Njabo, an assistant adjunt professor in environmental health sciences, helped establish a research institute in Cameroon jointly led by UCLA and the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA is creating a new program for graduate students to research urban resources and create experiments for high school students at the California NanoSystems Institute. (Daily Bruin file photo)

New grad student program seeks to study sustainability in urban areas

UCLA is creating a program for graduate students to research how to sustainably use food, water and energy in urban areas. The interdisciplinary program, which UCLA will develop for the next five years with a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation, will teach graduate students in research, education and communication how to obtain and transport food, water and energy resources for growing urban populations. Read more...

Photo: UCLA is creating a new program for graduate students to research urban resources and create experiments for high school students at the California NanoSystems Institute. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA is creating a new program for graduate students to research urban resources and create experiments for high school students at the California NanoSystems Institute. (Daily Bruin file photo)




Research recap: Schizophrenia, sustainability and diversity center

July 6 UCLA researchers found that people in early stages of schizophrenia were able to remember details of social interactions when given context clues. A study published by the researchers from the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior found that individuals at risk of schizophrenia were able to match a person’s face to a description of a social interaction the person was in, while individuals with chronic schizophrenia could not. Read more...



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