Saturday, May 25

(Joe Akira/Daily Bruin) La'gad, the newest addition to the UCLA meteorite gallery, broke off the moon upon impact from a larger meteorite and landed in the Sahara Desert, where it was discovered in 2015.

Rare lunar meteorite suggests similarities between the moon and Earth

A new addition to UCLA’s meteorite gallery suggests the moon and Earth are made up of similar elements. The gallery hosted a free public lecture on lunar meteorites Sunday after obtaining a rare lunar meteorite named La’gad, in January. Read more...

Photo: (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin) La'gad, the newest addition to the UCLA meteorite gallery, broke off the moon upon impact from a larger meteorite and landed in the Sahara Desert, where it was discovered in 2015.

(Joe Akira/Daily Bruin) La'gad, the newest addition to the UCLA meteorite gallery, broke off the moon upon impact from a larger meteorite and landed in the Sahara Desert, where it was discovered in 2015.

(Daily Bruin file photo) UCLA Health officials collaborated with professors from the Anderson School of Business to create custom letters to increase patient use of take-home colon cancer screening kits.

UCLA Health provides at-home colon cancer screening kits to patients

UCLA Health is collaborating with marketing experts to incentivize patients to screen themselves at home for cancer. Starting in May, UCLA Health, with the help of researchers at the Anderson School of Management, provided custom letters with take-home colorectal cancer screening kits to encourage patients to use them. Read more...

Photo: (Daily Bruin file photo) UCLA Health officials collaborated with professors from the Anderson School of Business to create custom letters to increase patient use of take-home colon cancer screening kits.

(Daily Bruin file photo) UCLA Health officials collaborated with professors from the Anderson School of Business to create custom letters to increase patient use of take-home colon cancer screening kits.


Rachel Thompson, a clinical professor in orthopedics, found in an award-winning study that hip relocation surgery for a neuromuscular disease is not as effective as previously thought. (Courtesy of Rachel Thompson)

Assistant professor awarded for research on neuromuscular disorders

A UCLA assistant clinical professor aims to improve the quality of life for children with neuromuscular disorders. Rachel Thompson, an associate director of the UCLA/Orthopedic Institute for Children Center for Cerebral Palsy and assistant clinical professor in orthopedics, received the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Research’s Mac Keith Press Promising Career Award in October. Read more...

Photo: Rachel Thompson, a clinical professor in orthopedics, found in an award-winning study that hip relocation surgery for a neuromuscular disease is not as effective as previously thought. (Courtesy of Rachel Thompson)

Rachel Thompson, a clinical professor in orthopedics, found in an award-winning study that hip relocation surgery for a neuromuscular disease is not as effective as previously thought. (Courtesy of Rachel Thompson)