Tuesday, January 16

UCLA researchers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo sampled the blood of Ebola survivors who had been infected 40 years ago and found they still had immunity against the disease. (Courtesy of UCLA-DRC Health Research and Training Program)

UCLA research team finds that Ebola survivors retain immunity

UCLA researchers have discovered that Ebola survivors retain immunity to the virus even 40 years after contracting the disease. In a study published in December, UCLA researchers led by Anne Rimoin, associate professor of epidemiology, demonstrated that survivors of the 1976 Ebola outbreak in Central Africa still have antibodies against the Ebola virus. Read more...

UCLA researchers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo sampled the blood of Ebola survivors who had been infected 40 years ago and found they still had immunity against the disease. (Courtesy of UCLA-DRC Health Research and Training Program)

Jamie Feusner, the director of the UCLA Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder Research Program, is researching a new treatment focusing on how patients with anorexia nervosa can train to change the way they visually perceive their body. (Photo Courtesy of Chris Jon)

Researchers’ treatment helps anorexic patients see appearance holistically

UCLA researchers are developing a new treatment for patients with anorexia nervosa to help change the way they see their bodies. Jamie Feusner, a UCLA associate professor of psychiatry and director of the UCLA Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder Research Program, said the treatment his team is working on focuses on how patients unconsciously perceive their bodies, which he said is a less explored aspect of anorexia. Read more...

Jamie Feusner, the director of the UCLA Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder Research Program, is researching a new treatment focusing on how patients with anorexia nervosa can train to change the way they visually perceive their body. (Photo Courtesy of Chris Jon)

UCLA researchers found mirror neuron activity,
 which plays a vital role in feeling empathy, also predicts how individuals would act when facing a moral dilemma. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA researchers study moral decision-making through mirror neurons

UCLA researchers found a way to study an individual’s neural activity to predict how they would act in a moral dilemma. In a study published last month, researchers at the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center observed that a person’s neural activity in response to witnessing another person in pain may indicate whether they would inflict harm if it led to a greater good, according to a press release. Read more...

UCLA researchers found mirror neuron activity,
 which plays a vital role in feeling empathy, also predicts how individuals would act when facing a moral dilemma. (Daily Bruin file photo)

A chemistry professor and his students are launching an app that teaches common organic chemistry concepts through a gameplay similar to that of "Angry Birds." (Photo courtesy of Alexander Khambir/Course Hero)
A chemistry professor and his students are launching an app that teaches common organic chemistry concepts through a gameplay similar to that of "Angry Birds." (Photo courtesy of Alexander Khambir/Course Hero)

(Claire Sun/Daily Bruin)
(Claire Sun/Daily Bruin)

Suzanne Paulson, an atmospheric and oceanic sciences professor who studies air pollution, said the air pollutant concentration Wednesday was unhealthy for sensitive groups such as the elderly, children and those with respiratory illness. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Q&A: Professor discusses Westwood air quality following Skirball fire

UCLA canceled classes Wednesday and Thursday due to poor air quality following the Skirball fire in the Bel-Air area. The Daily Bruin’s Emi Nakahara spoke with Suzanne Paulson, an atmospheric and oceanic sciences professor whose research focuses on air pollution in urban environments, to discuss the possible health impacts of the air quality on campus and Westwood during the fire. Read more...

Suzanne Paulson, an atmospheric and oceanic sciences professor who studies air pollution, said the air pollutant concentration Wednesday was unhealthy for sensitive groups such as the elderly, children and those with respiratory illness. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Student members in the UCLA chapter of California Public Interest Research Group visited the In-N-Out Burger headquarters in Irvine on Sunday to present their petitions against the use of antibiotics in animals in the meat industry. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin senior staff)

CALPIRG continues its campaign against use of antibiotics at In-N-Out

UCLA activists are calling on major fast food chains to improve the safety and sustainability of the meat they serve. Students at the UCLA chapter of the California Public Interest Research Group, an advocacy group, traveled to In-N-Out Burger’s Irvine headquarters Saturday to deliver 82 petitions calling on the fast food chain to reduce the use of antibiotics in its food. Read more...

Student members in the UCLA chapter of California Public Interest Research Group visited the In-N-Out Burger headquarters in Irvine on Sunday to present their petitions against the use of antibiotics in animals in the meat industry. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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