Wednesday, November 21

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Publication bias creates problems in research process

A study published in a research journal often becomes accepted ideology in the scientific community, influencing decisions made by medical professionals, researchers and the general public. Yet the pressure to publish positive results in journals sometimes leads to the publication of misleading or inaccurate studies "“ the same studies used to determine which drugs doctors prescribe to patients, or whether or not to administer vaccines to children. Read more...

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Peter Bradley, assistant professor in microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, is awaiting a decision regarding his tenure package. He teaches classes, publishes scientific papers and applies for grants, all of which help contribute to his candidacy for tenure.

UCLA Professor Peter Bradley’s wait for tenure approval

When it came to the tenure track, Peter Bradley was told to remember the f-word "“ focus.
That became a mantra during his time as an assistant professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics. Read more...

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Peter Bradley, assistant professor in microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, is awaiting a decision regarding his tenure package. He teaches classes, publishes scientific papers and applies for grants, all of which help contribute to his candidacy for tenure.

Peter Bradley, assistant professor in microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, is awaiting a decision regarding his tenure package. He teaches classes, publishes scientific papers and applies for grants, all of which help contribute to his candidacy for tenure.

Elida Juarez, 30, prepares the beef for tacos at Antojitos Mexicanos, a family-owned food stand in the market in Maclovio Rojas. Juarez is a resident of a nearby town and has been working at her family's restaurant for 10 years.

UCLA students aid struggling town in Mexico

MACLOVIO ROJAS, MEXICO "”mdash; The local market was emptier than usual, but even in the light rain, there was still a line of people waiting to be seen at the makeshift clinic. Read more...

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Elida Juarez, 30, prepares the beef for tacos at Antojitos Mexicanos, a family-owned food stand in the market in Maclovio Rojas. Juarez is a resident of a nearby town and has been working at her family's restaurant for 10 years.

Elida Juarez, 30, prepares the beef for tacos at Antojitos Mexicanos, a family-owned food stand in the market in Maclovio Rojas. Juarez is a resident of a nearby town and has been working at her family's restaurant for 10 years.



College of Letters and Science streamlines academics in response to budget crisis

Anticipating further cuts to academic programs next year, the College of Letters and Science has been restructuring its curriculum to match a shrinking budget. Academic departments have continued to implement Challenge 45, reducing upper division requirements to 45 units for each major. Though Challenge 45 proposals first began spring quarter 2009 in response to budgetary constraints, the changes are here to stay, said vice provost of undergraduate education Judi Smith. Read more...



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