Thursday, January 17

Two men were charged with causing more than $10,000 in damages after allegedly painting the statue with red and yellow paint. (Isabella Fortier/Daily Bruin)
Two men were charged with causing more than $10,000 in damages after allegedly painting the statue with red and yellow paint. (Isabella Fortier/Daily Bruin)

(Ariana Saigh/Daily Bruin)
(Ariana Saigh/Daily Bruin)

The Daily Bruin won a total of 13 awards, including three first-place awards, at the College Media Association’s 2017-2018 Pinnacle Awards.(Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)
The Daily Bruin won a total of 13 awards, including three first-place awards, at the College Media Association’s 2017-2018 Pinnacle Awards.(Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

The research team behind the study is led by Steven Schwartz, an ophthalmologist at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Regenerative medicine institute awards $5 million grant to UCLA retinal researchers

UCLA researchers received $5 million to further research on stem-cell based therapies for eye conditions that result in blindness. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine awarded the grant to researchers in the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research and the Stein Eye Institute, who have been working to develop a treatment that will generate retinal cells typically lost in blinding eye diseases using stem cells derived from patients’ own skin cells, a university press release announced Thursday. Read more...

The research team behind the study is led by Steven Schwartz, an ophthalmologist at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Chemistry professor Neil Garg was selected as the first professor to hold UCLA’s Kenneth N. Trueblood Endowed Chair in Chemistry and Biochemistry. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Chemistry professor Neil Garg was selected as the first professor to hold UCLA’s Kenneth N. Trueblood Endowed Chair in Chemistry and Biochemistry. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA was ranked the No. 1 public university in the country by the U.S. News & World Report's 2019 Best Colleges ranking, which was released Sunday. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)
UCLA was ranked the No. 1 public university in the country by the U.S. News & World Report's 2019 Best Colleges ranking, which was released Sunday. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

UCLA was ranked the top public US university in a report released by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education on Wednesday.  (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)
UCLA was ranked the top public US university in a report released by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education on Wednesday.  (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)


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