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UCLA study suggests spending time in green spaces may improve mental health

UCLA researchers discovered increasing the amount of green vegetation in an urban area improves psychological well-being. Although previous studies have already assessed the benefits of green spaces for general health and well-being, the researchers aimed to find out how green spaces affected mental health in particular, said Ying-Ying Meng, a senior research scientist at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and an author of the study. Read more...

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New method in testing drug effectiveness shows promise in treating rare cancers

UCLA researchers developed a new method of testing the efficiency of different cancer treatments by growing tumors derived from patients’ cancer cells in labs. A team of undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral faculty in the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center published a paper showing the technique was effective in determining the right treatments for patients with rare forms of cancer in Communications Biology, a Nature Research journal, Feb. Read more...

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The flowers, pictured above, can be found outside of Rieber and Sproul Halls. The plant, known as angel's trumpet, is not harmful if touched, but could be deadly if eaten. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)
The flowers, pictured above, can be found outside of Rieber and Sproul Halls. The plant, known as angel's trumpet, is not harmful if touched, but could be deadly if eaten. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

An array of telescopes being constructed with the help of UCLA researchers will work as a system that allows researchers to study gamma rays in the sky with about 10 times more sensitivity than current telescopes. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)
An array of telescopes being constructed with the help of UCLA researchers will work as a system that allows researchers to study gamma rays in the sky with about 10 times more sensitivity than current telescopes. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Some researchers are worried about the environmental effect of unnecessary Uber and Lyft rides. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Some researchers are worried about the environmental effect of unnecessary Uber and Lyft rides. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA researchers developed a device able to detect parasites in blood with relative ease and at a low cost. Hatice Ceylan Koydemir, a postdoctoral researcher and co-author of the study about the technology, said the low cost could make it more accessible in areas of Africa. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)
UCLA researchers developed a device able to detect parasites in blood with relative ease and at a low cost. Hatice Ceylan Koydemir, a postdoctoral researcher and co-author of the study about the technology, said the low cost could make it more accessible in areas of Africa. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)