Tuesday, October 23

Jung Wook Park in the Witte lab, where he conducts experiments on healthy human cells. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Researchers in molecular genetics lab discover pathway to cancer cell development

UCLA researchers discovered how to transform normal cells into cancer cells, allowing for the development of therapies against aggressive forms of cancer. In a study published Thursday, UCLA researchers in the lab of Owen Witte, professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, discovered how to manipulate the genes in normal prostate and lung cells to turn them into an aggressive form of cancer. Read more...

Photo: Jung Wook Park in the Witte lab, where he conducts experiments on healthy human cells. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Jung Wook Park in the Witte lab, where he conducts experiments on healthy human cells. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)



A $2 million gift from philanthropists Jean Balgrosky and Parker Hinshaw will fund the creation of the Jean Balgrosky and Parker Hinshaw Fellowship, which will help incoming students finance their tuition and living costs. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Fielding School of Public Health receives $2m, plus $1m match, for scholarships

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health received $2 million to fund student scholarships. The gift from philanthropists Jean Balgrosky and Parker Hinshaw will fund the creation of the Jean Balgrosky and Parker Hinshaw Fellowship, which will help incoming students finance their tuition and living costs. Read more...

Photo: A $2 million gift from philanthropists Jean Balgrosky and Parker Hinshaw will fund the creation of the Jean Balgrosky and Parker Hinshaw Fellowship, which will help incoming students finance their tuition and living costs. (Daily Bruin file photo)

A $2 million gift from philanthropists Jean Balgrosky and Parker Hinshaw will fund the creation of the Jean Balgrosky and Parker Hinshaw Fellowship, which will help incoming students finance their tuition and living costs. (Daily Bruin file photo)

A union representing UCLA residents and fellows advocated for security measures that UCLA negotiators put down. UCLA negotiators did not allow reporters into the room during negotiations. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA unreceptive to resident physicians’ demands for security measures, stipends

A union for resident physicians at UCLA argued for improved security measures during its second bargaining session with the university Wednesday. The Committee of Interns and Residents, a union representing over 1,200 residents and fellows at the David Geffen School of Medicine, began bargaining with UCLA on Oct. Read more...

Photo: A union representing UCLA residents and fellows advocated for security measures that UCLA negotiators put down. UCLA negotiators did not allow reporters into the room during negotiations. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

A union representing UCLA residents and fellows advocated for security measures that UCLA negotiators put down. UCLA negotiators did not allow reporters into the room during negotiations. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)