Monday, September 24

Doctors in the UCLA urology department received $9.3 million to fund the Improving Access, Counseling and Treatment for Californians program, an organization that provides free prostate cancer treatment to men in California who are underinsured or uninsured. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA receives $9.3M grant to be used to provide free prostate cancer treatment

UCLA doctors received $9.3 million to help reduce the cost of prostate cancer treatment across California. The state of California awarded the grant to doctors in the UCLA urology department last week. Read more...

Photo: Doctors in the UCLA urology department received $9.3 million to fund the Improving Access, Counseling and Treatment for Californians program, an organization that provides free prostate cancer treatment to men in California who are underinsured or uninsured. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Doctors in the UCLA urology department received $9.3 million to fund the Improving Access, Counseling and Treatment for Californians program, an organization that provides free prostate cancer treatment to men in California who are underinsured or uninsured. (Daily Bruin file photo)

(Nicole Anisgard Parra/Illustrations director)

Associate professor builds connections between ant nests, human architecture

The secret to creating a building that will foster productive social interaction may lie in the nests of ants. Noa Pinter-Wollman, an associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UCLA, outlined a new field that integrates architecture and evolutionary biology in a special edition of a prestigious scientific journal published by the Royal Society that will be published later this month. Read more...

Photo: (Nicole Anisgard Parra/Illustrations director)

(Nicole Anisgard Parra/Illustrations director)

Lili Yang, a UCLA researcher, received a $1.4 million grant Thursday to develop her method of genetically modifying blood-forming stem cells to help treat cancer. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA researcher Lili Yang receives $1.4M grant to develop cancer treatment

A UCLA researcher was awarded $1.4 million to further develop a stem cell-based cancer treatment. Lili Yang, a researcher from the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA, received the grant Thursday from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine’s Quest Awards Program to develop her method of genetically modifying blood-forming stem cells to help treat cancer. Read more...

Photo: Lili Yang, a UCLA researcher, received a $1.4 million grant Thursday to develop her method of genetically modifying blood-forming stem cells to help treat cancer. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Lili Yang, a UCLA researcher, received a $1.4 million grant Thursday to develop her method of genetically modifying blood-forming stem cells to help treat cancer. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Judea Pearl, an emeritus professor of computer science at UCLA and pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence, checks his email on a 20-year-old Wyse terminal. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Professor Judea Pearl codes languages to challenge paradigms of computer science

Judea Pearl’s fourth-grade teacher and classmates insisted he was wrong. They were convinced the area of a kilometer-length square was a thousand square meters, not a million like Pearl said. Read more...

Photo: Judea Pearl, an emeritus professor of computer science at UCLA and pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence, checks his email on a 20-year-old Wyse terminal. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Judea Pearl, an emeritus professor of computer science at UCLA and pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence, checks his email on a 20-year-old Wyse terminal. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

A doctor at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center had his medical license suspended due to allegations of sexual harassment when he worked at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.(Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA doctor suspended after allegations of sexual harassment at prior job

A UCLA cardiologist had his medical license suspended due to allegations of sexual harassment when he worked at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. An administrative law judge ruled this week that Guillermo Andres Cortes, a doctor at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and former doctor at the L.A. Read more...

Photo: A doctor at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center had his medical license suspended due to allegations of sexual harassment when he worked at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.(Daily Bruin file photo)

A doctor at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center had his medical license suspended due to allegations of sexual harassment when he worked at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.(Daily Bruin file photo)

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine is funding clinical trials at UCLA that involves the injection of drugs optimized for each patient to treat tumors.  (Daily Bruin File Photo)

Clinical trials for new lung cancer treatment at UCLA receives $12M grant

UCLA researchers received a $12 million grant to start clinical trials of a new treatment for advanced-stage lung cancer. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, an organization that funds stem cell research to accelerate advances in medicine, awarded the grant to the labs of Steven Dubinett, the director of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center’s lung cancer research program, and Edward Garon, an associate professor of hematology and oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine, on Thursday. Read more...

Photo: The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine is funding clinical trials at UCLA that involves the injection of drugs optimized for each patient to treat tumors. (Daily Bruin File Photo)

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine is funding clinical trials at UCLA that involves the injection of drugs optimized for each patient to treat tumors.  (Daily Bruin File Photo)