Monday, November 20

The Vietnamese Community Health organization held a health fair Sunday in Westminster, California to provide various free health screenings for community members. (Courtesy of Celia Janes)
The Vietnamese Community Health organization held a health fair Sunday in Westminster, California to provide various free health screenings for community members. (Courtesy of Celia Janes)

UCLA researchers have found the protein FHOD1 actually increases the assembly rates of actin, which is a protein involved in muscle contraction and cell connectivity. (Courtesy of Aanand Patel)
UCLA researchers have found the protein FHOD1 actually increases the assembly rates of actin, which is a protein involved in muscle contraction and cell connectivity. (Courtesy of Aanand Patel)

Rachel Thompson, a clinical professor in orthopedics, found in an award-winning study that hip relocation surgery for a neuromuscular disease is not as effective as previously thought. (Courtesy of Rachel Thompson)

Assistant professor awarded for research on neuromuscular disorders

A UCLA assistant clinical professor aims to improve the quality of life for children with neuromuscular disorders. Rachel Thompson, an associate director of the UCLA/Orthopedic Institute for Children Center for Cerebral Palsy and assistant clinical professor in orthopedics, received the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Research’s Mac Keith Press Promising Career Award in October. Read more...

Rachel Thompson, a clinical professor in orthopedics, found in an award-winning study that hip relocation surgery for a neuromuscular disease is not as effective as previously thought. (Courtesy of Rachel Thompson)

William Happer, a visiting physics professor emeritus from Princeton University, gave a talk Tuesday contending against climate change hysteria to students and faculty in the chemistry and biochemistry department. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)
William Happer, a visiting physics professor emeritus from Princeton University, gave a talk Tuesday contending against climate change hysteria to students and faculty in the chemistry and biochemistry department. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

(Rachel Bai/Daily Bruin)
(Rachel Bai/Daily Bruin)

Experts from across the United States spoke at the UCLA Conference on Art, Neuroscience and Psychiatry over the weekend. The conference focused on the integration of art and neuroscience to create new therapies for neurological disorders such as autism. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Sports editor)
Experts from across the United States spoke at the UCLA Conference on Art, Neuroscience and Psychiatry over the weekend. The conference focused on the integration of art and neuroscience to create new therapies for neurological disorders such as autism. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Sports editor)

(Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor) Stephen Samples, a doctoral student in mechanical and aerospace engineering, is developing smaller ion thruster technology that uses less energy to make space travel more accessible.
(Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor) Stephen Samples, a doctoral student in mechanical and aerospace engineering, is developing smaller ion thruster technology that uses less energy to make space travel more accessible.


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