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Researchers found that patients treated by older surgeons had lower death rates within 30 days of their procedures than those treated by younger surgeons. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)
Researchers found that patients treated by older surgeons had lower death rates within 30 days of their procedures than those treated by younger surgeons. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

The researchers identified two hormones, NOTUM, secreted from the liver, and Lipocalin-5, secreted from fat tissue, that speed up the metabolism of fat in mice, according to a university press release. (Daily Bruin file photo)
The researchers identified two hormones, NOTUM, secreted from the liver, and Lipocalin-5, secreted from fat tissue, that speed up the metabolism of fat in mice, according to a university press release. (Daily Bruin file photo)

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UCLA alumnus, Nobel laureate speaks on cells, open-access research

A UCLA alumnus and Nobel laureate shared his latest research on RNA sorting into exosomes at a seminar Wednesday. More than 250 people packed into an auditorium in Geffen Hall to listen to Randy Schekman, who shared the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering a set of genes required for intracellular transportation of molecules in sacs called vesicles. Read more...

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The treatment is a form of chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy, in which a synthetic gene is added to T cells that recognize infectious substances and mount an immune response.
 (Daily Bruin file photo)
The treatment is a form of chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy, in which a synthetic gene is added to T cells that recognize infectious substances and mount an immune response.
 (Daily Bruin file photo)

Researchers used new chemical imaging techniques to analyze the pigments on "Portrait of a Woman," which is currently at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (courtesy of John Delaney)
Researchers used new chemical imaging techniques to analyze the pigments on "Portrait of a Woman," which is currently at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (courtesy of John Delaney)

(Illustration by Rachel Zhu/Daily Bruin).
(Illustration by Rachel Zhu/Daily Bruin).

A study published Nov. 12 found heart failure mortality rates increased during a federal program that incentivized hospitals to avoid excessively hospitalizing patients within 30 days of their previous hospitalization. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

UCLA researchers find potential problems in federal hospital program

A national program to reduce rehospitalizations may have increased death rates for heart failure patients, researchers reported Nov. 12. A study published in the medical journal JAMA Cardiology found heart failure mortality rates increased during the federal Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, which incentivizes hospitals to avoid excessively hospitalizing patients within 30 days of their previous hospitalization. Read more...

A study published Nov. 12 found heart failure mortality rates increased during a federal program that incentivized hospitals to avoid excessively hospitalizing patients within 30 days of their previous hospitalization. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)


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