Sunday, July 22

UCLA researchers demonstrated that BPA, a chemical used in many plastics, caused fertility defects in worms that could still be observed five generations later. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Researchers discover correlation between BPA exposure, reproductive dysfunction

UCLA researchers discovered that exposure to some chemicals may cause reproductive defects in future generations of humans. In a study published in May, the researchers in the laboratory of Patrick Allard, an assistant professor in the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics, demonstrated that bisphenol A, a chemical used to strengthen many plastics, caused fertility defects in worms that could still be observed five generations after the parent worms were exposed to BPA. Read more...

UCLA researchers demonstrated that BPA, a chemical used in many plastics, caused fertility defects in worms that could still be observed five generations later. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

SCALAR is led by Sarah Tolbert, a professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry and the school of engineering, and Bruce Dunn, chair of the department of materials science and engineering. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

UCLA-led center receives $9.75M grant for rechargeable battery research

A UCLA-led energy research center received $9.75 million to continue its research on how to improve rechargeable batteries. The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the four-year grant to the Synthetic Control Across Length-scales for Advancing Rechargeables center Thursday and designated the center as one of its Energy Frontier Research Centers, according to a university press release. Read more...

SCALAR is led by Sarah Tolbert, a professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry and the school of engineering, and Bruce Dunn, chair of the department of materials science and engineering. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

(Nicole Anisgard Parra/Illustrations director)
(Nicole Anisgard Parra/Illustrations director)

The gift donated by the Shapiro family will go towards funding the study and treatment of pediatric diseases such as cerebral palsy. Daily Bruin file photo
The gift donated by the Shapiro family will go towards funding the study and treatment of pediatric diseases such as cerebral palsy. 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)
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)

(Nicole Anisgard Parra/Illustrations director)
(Nicole Anisgard Parra/Illustrations director)

(Sarah Goldacker/Daily Bruin)
(Sarah Goldacker/Daily Bruin)


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