Saturday, January 20

DropSynth is a new method for researchers to synthesize segments of DNA, which researchers use to study protein production, at a much lower cost. (Daily Bruin file photo)
DropSynth is a new method for researchers to synthesize segments of DNA, which researchers use to study protein production, at a much lower cost. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA researchers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo sampled the blood of Ebola survivors who had been infected 40 years ago and found they still had immunity against the disease. (Courtesy of UCLA-DRC Health Research and Training Program)

UCLA research team finds that Ebola survivors retain immunity

UCLA researchers have discovered that Ebola survivors retain immunity to the virus even 40 years after contracting the disease. In a study published in December, UCLA researchers led by Anne Rimoin, associate professor of epidemiology, demonstrated that survivors of the 1976 Ebola outbreak in Central Africa still have antibodies against the Ebola virus. Read more...

UCLA researchers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo sampled the blood of Ebola survivors who had been infected 40 years ago and found they still had immunity against the disease. (Courtesy of UCLA-DRC Health Research and Training Program)

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UCLA researchers have found the protein FHOD1 actually increases the assembly rates of actin, which is a protein involved in muscle contraction and cell connectivity. (Courtesy of Aanand Patel)
UCLA researchers have found the protein FHOD1 actually increases the assembly rates of actin, which is a protein involved in muscle contraction and cell connectivity. (Courtesy of Aanand Patel)

William Happer, a visiting physics professor emeritus from Princeton University, gave a talk Tuesday contending against climate change hysteria to students and faculty in the chemistry and biochemistry department. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)
William Happer, a visiting physics professor emeritus from Princeton University, gave a talk Tuesday contending against climate change hysteria to students and faculty in the chemistry and biochemistry department. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Emily Mankin, a postdoctoral scholar in neuroscience, said she hopes the electrical therapy can help treat disorders such as Alzheimer's disease in the future. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Researchers study how electric stimulation can improve memory

UCLA researchers found that electrically stimulating a certain part of the brain may improve an individual’s ability to create and recall memories. In a study published in October, researchers from UCLA, along with those from the California Institute of Technology, electrically stimulated a specific brain region of epilepsy patients while the patients learned new faces. Read more...

Emily Mankin, a postdoctoral scholar in neuroscience, said she hopes the electrical therapy can help treat disorders such as Alzheimer's disease in the future. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)