Wednesday, January 23

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)


(Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff) Four animal rights groups, Progress for Science, In Defense of Animals, Los Angeles for Animals and Liberation Los Angeles gathered Friday for a protest against UCLA’s use of animals in research laboratories. UCLA has faced pressure from the animal-rights community for years. Activists dropped an explosive package onto the car of a researcher who used primates in his studies on schizophrenia and drug addiction in 2009.

Activists protest UCLA’s use of animals in laboratory research at Murphy Hall

An animal rights protester at UCLA flipped over his dog’s scarred ear to reveal a black tattoo that was used to identify him as a test animal in a cosmetics laboratory. Read more...

Photo: (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff) Four animal rights groups, Progress for Science, In Defense of Animals, Los Angeles for Animals and Liberation Los Angeles gathered Friday for a protest against UCLA’s use of animals in research laboratories. UCLA has faced pressure from the animal-rights community for years. Activists dropped an explosive package onto the car of a researcher who used primates in his studies on schizophrenia and drug addiction in 2009.

(Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff) Four animal rights groups, Progress for Science, In Defense of Animals, Los Angeles for Animals and Liberation Los Angeles gathered Friday for a protest against UCLA’s use of animals in research laboratories. UCLA has faced pressure from the animal-rights community for years. Activists dropped an explosive package onto the car of a researcher who used primates in his studies on schizophrenia and drug addiction in 2009.

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New study uses Google search history to track syphilis outbreaks

Google’s search history data can be used to target ads, personalize websites and now, according to UCLA researchers, track the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Sean Young, an associate professor at UCLA and executive director of the University of California Institute for Prediction Technology, collaborated with researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop a new way to monitor the spread of syphilis using search data from Google Trends. Read more...

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Daniel Blumstein, an ecology and evolutionary biology professor and head of the Marmot Project in the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, studies a range of topics through his research on marmots. (Photo by Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin, Illustration by Evan Charfauros/Daily Bruin)

UCLA professor heads long-term evolutionary biology project on marmots

Daniel Blumstein’s office is filled with marmot souvenirs, ranging from a “marmot-Xing” sign, to marmot T-shirts and memes, to a casino advertisement featuring a marmot. Blumstein, a UCLA ecology and evolutionary biology professor and head of the Marmot Project of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, studies a range of topics through his research on marmots, including marmot alarm calls, environmental conservation and the evolution of animal behavior. Read more...

Photo: Daniel Blumstein, an ecology and evolutionary biology professor and head of the Marmot Project in the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, studies a range of topics through his research on marmots. (Photo by Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin, Illustration by Evan Charfauros/Daily Bruin)

Daniel Blumstein, an ecology and evolutionary biology professor and head of the Marmot Project in the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, studies a range of topics through his research on marmots. (Photo by Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin, Illustration by Evan Charfauros/Daily Bruin)