Saturday, March 23


Biotechnology advances allow control of protein activity

Researchers at UCLA, in collaboration with scientists at Duke University and Sandia National Laboratories, have made an advance in modifying biochemical systems. In an article published in the November issue of Nature Materials, researchers reported that they could modify a naturally occurring protein by adding an on/off switch, which allows it to be deactivated by the addition of a single atom. Read more...


Young builds bodies, character

53-year-old Renee Young has taken a drink from the fountain of youth. At her age, when most people are thinking of retiring, Young is working as a physical therapist at the UCLA Medical Center, helping to improve patients’ lives. Read more...


Briefs

UCLA Receives American Heart Association Award The UCLA Medical Center received its second straight Get With the Guidelines Coronary Artery Disease Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes the medical center’s new standard for cardiac care which improves treatment for patients with coronary artery disease. Read more...


UCLA researchers test new cancer model

UCLA researchers may soon be able to coax human genes into stopping a cancer before it starts. Scientists at UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center have created a genetically engineered breed of mice which they can now use to test drugs to combat three common types of lymphoma. Read more...





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