Thursday, July 18

A controversial extradition bill, first introduced by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam in April, drew immense local and international opposition that culminated in a wave of mass protests in Hong Kong and around the world throughout June and July. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)
A controversial extradition bill, first introduced by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam in April, drew immense local and international opposition that culminated in a wave of mass protests in Hong Kong and around the world throughout June and July. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)

The scheme helped Chinese nationals gain U.S. visas to attend many highly selective universities, including UCLA. (Daily Bruin file photo)
The scheme helped Chinese nationals gain U.S. visas to attend many highly selective universities, including UCLA. (Daily Bruin file photo)

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)


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