Saturday, December 15

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On the left, the pattern of movement for a sperm with an X chromosome, which will create a female fetus. On the right, a slightly different pattern of movement for a sperm with a Y chromosome, which will create a male fetus. (Courtesy of Mustafa Ugur Daloglu et. al./Nature Publishing Group)
On the left, the pattern of movement for a sperm with an X chromosome, which will create a female fetus. On the right, a slightly different pattern of movement for a sperm with a Y chromosome, which will create a male fetus. (Courtesy of Mustafa Ugur Daloglu et. al./Nature Publishing Group)

Reconstructions of the skulls of two species of sabertooth cats. (Courtesy of Stephan Lautenschlager)
Reconstructions of the skulls of two species of sabertooth cats. (Courtesy of Stephan Lautenschlager)

Jung Wook Park in the Witte lab, where he conducts experiments on healthy human cells. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Researchers in molecular genetics lab discover pathway to cancer cell development

UCLA researchers discovered how to transform normal cells into cancer cells, allowing for the development of therapies against aggressive forms of cancer. In a study published Thursday, UCLA researchers in the lab of Owen Witte, professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, discovered how to manipulate the genes in normal prostate and lung cells to turn them into an aggressive form of cancer. Read more...

Jung Wook Park in the Witte lab, where he conducts experiments on healthy human cells. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

UCLA researchers demonstrated that BPA, a chemical used in many plastics, caused fertility defects in worms that could still be observed five generations later. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Researchers discover correlation between BPA exposure, reproductive dysfunction

UCLA researchers discovered that exposure to some chemicals may cause reproductive defects in future generations of humans. In a study published in May, the researchers in the laboratory of Patrick Allard, an assistant professor in the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics, demonstrated that bisphenol A, a chemical used to strengthen many plastics, caused fertility defects in worms that could still be observed five generations after the parent worms were exposed to BPA. Read more...

UCLA researchers demonstrated that BPA, a chemical used in many plastics, caused fertility defects in worms that could still be observed five generations later. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

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UCLA neuroscientists demonstrated a new technique to improve motor function in patients with severe spinal cord injuries. The researchers stimulated the spinal cord with electricity to help paralysis patients regain control over their hands and arms. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)
UCLA neuroscientists demonstrated a new technique to improve motor function in patients with severe spinal cord injuries. The researchers stimulated the spinal cord with electricity to help paralysis patients regain control over their hands and arms. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)


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