Thursday, June 20

The Cannabis Research Initiative is collecting data on variables that might be affected by cannabis legalization, such as crime, alcohol and opioid consumption, high school graduation rates and traffic accidents. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Cannabis Research Initiative aims to collect data on impacts of marijuana in LA

As marijuana becomes increasingly popular in Los Angeles, UCLA researchers are studying the drug’s potential benefits and risks. Jeffrey Chen, the executive director of the Cannabis Research Initiative, said the initiative is collecting data on variables that might be affected by cannabis legalization, such as crime, alcohol and opioid consumption, high school graduation rates and traffic accidents. Read more...

The Cannabis Research Initiative is collecting data on variables that might be affected by cannabis legalization, such as crime, alcohol and opioid consumption, high school graduation rates and traffic accidents. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

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(Courtesy of JCI Insight) A visualization of a zebrafish's heart from a previous paper the lab published.
(Courtesy of JCI Insight) A visualization of a zebrafish's heart from a previous paper the lab published.

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Sun Yoo, a physician at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center leading the program, said medical students visit patients in their homes and help connect them to community resources, such as long-term health care access or referrals for assistance. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)
Sun Yoo, a physician at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center leading the program, said medical students visit patients in their homes and help connect them to community resources, such as long-term health care access or referrals for assistance. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Students in a revamped inorganic chemistry class taught by assistant professor Alex Spokoyny were able to collaboratively publish a paper in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Remodeled chemistry course allows for student research, publishing

A newly revamped chemistry course allows undergraduate students to conduct independent research and publish a paper in a science journal. This quarter, the chemistry department remodeled the curriculum of Chemistry C174: “Inorganic and Metalorganic Laboratory Methods” to allow students to pursue an independent group research project rather than follow an established lab procedure. Read more...

Students in a revamped inorganic chemistry class taught by assistant professor Alex Spokoyny were able to collaboratively publish a paper in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)