Sunday, May 27

Researchers respond to activists, defend use of animals in studies

(Ludi Zhu/Daily Bruin)

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Michele Basso, a UCLA professor of neurobiology, said she struggles with the moral dilemma of animal research every day. “The day it stops bothering me is the day that I quit,” she said.


The judicial board held a hearing Friday against allegations that the election board did not properly issue a sanction for voter coercion. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)
The judicial board held a hearing Friday against allegations that the election board did not properly issue a sanction for voter coercion. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

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.  (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

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...

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.  (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

The Undergraduate Students Association Council Judicial Board conducted a hearing for a petition by the Election Board Chair Jack Price against USAC on Thursday. (Nathan Smith/Daily Bruin senior staff)
The Undergraduate Students Association Council Judicial Board conducted a hearing for a petition by the Election Board Chair Jack Price against USAC on Thursday. (Nathan Smith/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Benjamin Lewis, a UCLA lecturer, and Natasha Abner, a visiting professor, discussed the intricacies of the deaf community and the importance of sign languages. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)
Benjamin Lewis, a UCLA lecturer, and Natasha Abner, a visiting professor, discussed the intricacies of the deaf community and the importance of sign languages. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

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Medina’s defense attorney refutes first-degree murder charge

A defense attorney representing Alberto Medina, who allegedly murdered Andrea “Andy” DelVesco in 2015, said he had killed her. Debra Werbel, the attorney representing Medina, a former Fresno State University student accused of murdering DelVesco, a UCLA student, said while the defense concedes Medina did kill DelVesco, the murder was not premeditated and the charge of murder in the first degree is too severe. Read more...

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Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael Beck announced UCLA is revising its policy for the use of university logos, trademarks, and official and unofficial seals. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael Beck announced UCLA is revising its policy for the use of university logos, trademarks, and official and unofficial seals. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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