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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health advised several people who may have been exposed to the disease in Murphy Hall to get vaccinated after a case of whooping cough was confirmed at UCLA. (Daily Bruin file photo)

County officials issue precautions after individual diagnosed with whooping cough

This post was updated 2:04 p.m. on May 31. An individual at UCLA was diagnosed with whooping cough, prompting county health officials to advise several people on campus to get vaccinations. Read more...

Photo: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health advised several people who may have been exposed to the disease in Murphy Hall to get vaccinated after a case of whooping cough was confirmed at UCLA. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health advised several people who may have been exposed to the disease in Murphy Hall to get vaccinated after a case of whooping cough was confirmed at UCLA. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Bryan Chiang, a first-year computer science student, developed EasyGlucose, an application that allows diabetic patients to monitor their glucose levels on their phones. He won first place in the Microsoft Imagine Cup early May for the application. (Creative Commons photo by ImagineCup via Flickr)

Computer science student creates innovative, award-winning glucose monitoring app

A UCLA student developed an application that allows diabetic patients to monitor their glucose levels on their phones. Bryan Chiang, a first-year computer science student, created EasyGlucose, a mobile application designed to monitor diabetic patients’ glucose levels using a picture of their eye taken on their smartphone. Read more...

Photo: Bryan Chiang, a first-year computer science student, developed EasyGlucose, an application that allows diabetic patients to monitor their glucose levels on their phones. He won first place in the Microsoft Imagine Cup early May for the application. (Creative Commons photo by ImagineCup via Flickr)

Bryan Chiang, a first-year computer science student, developed EasyGlucose, an application that allows diabetic patients to monitor their glucose levels on their phones. He won first place in the Microsoft Imagine Cup early May for the application. (Creative Commons photo by ImagineCup via Flickr)

UCLA professor of engineering Asad Madni was honored with an achievement award named for him by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The award was granted to Madni for his accomplishments and leadership experience. (Courtesy of Asad M. Madni)

UCLA professor honored with achievement award named after him

An international technical organization named a new achievement award after a UCLA engineering professor. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a professional organization dedicated to advancing technology, named its top award after Asad Madni, an adjunct professor of electrical and computer engineering in the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, a university press release announced Friday. Read more...

Photo: UCLA professor of engineering Asad Madni was honored with an achievement award named for him by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The award was granted to Madni for his accomplishments and leadership experience. (Courtesy of Asad M. Madni)

UCLA professor of engineering Asad Madni was honored with an achievement award named for him by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The award was granted to Madni for his accomplishments and leadership experience. (Courtesy of Asad M. Madni)


In a yearlong study, UCLA researchers found ocean farming could alleviate a large portion of global hunger, promote biological diversity and minimize the impact of carbon emissions from land farming. (Nicole Anisgard Parra/Illustrations director)

Study says aquaculture may be viable source of food, if done in the right areas

Ocean farming may provide a solution for global hunger and climate change, UCLA researchers found. A yearlong study published in the journal Marine Policy by researchers with the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA found ocean farming could alleviate a large portion of global hunger, promote biological diversity and minimize the impact of carbon emissions from land farming. Read more...

Photo: In a yearlong study, UCLA researchers found ocean farming could alleviate a large portion of global hunger, promote biological diversity and minimize the impact of carbon emissions from land farming. (Nicole Anisgard Parra/Illustrations director)

In a yearlong study, UCLA researchers found ocean farming could alleviate a large portion of global hunger, promote biological diversity and minimize the impact of carbon emissions from land farming. (Nicole Anisgard Parra/Illustrations director)

Yahya Rahmat-Samii, a distinguished professor of electrical engineering, received an Ellis Island Medal of Honor on May 11. He was honored for his work teaching and researching in the field of electromagnetic communications. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Engineering professor awarded Ellis Island Medal of Honor for antenna work

Yahya Rahmat-Samii’s lifelong passion for mathematics and space brought him from Iran to the United States to research antennas in the field of electromagnetics. “Like van Gogh used his brush to paint on canvas, so electromagnetic scientists are artists who use their antennae to paint electromagnetic waves,” he said. Read more...

Photo: Yahya Rahmat-Samii, a distinguished professor of electrical engineering, received an Ellis Island Medal of Honor on May 11. He was honored for his work teaching and researching in the field of electromagnetic communications. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Yahya Rahmat-Samii, a distinguished professor of electrical engineering, received an Ellis Island Medal of Honor on May 11. He was honored for his work teaching and researching in the field of electromagnetic communications. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Achuta Kadambi, an assistant electrical and computer engineering professor, received a National Science Foundation award for his research. If successful, his research could improve the technology used in search and rescue missions. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Engineering professor wins $175,000 award for potentially lifesaving research

A UCLA professor earned a National Science Foundation award for research that could improve the technology used in search and rescue missions, according to a university press release Thursday. Read more...

Photo: Achuta Kadambi, an assistant electrical and computer engineering professor, received a National Science Foundation award for his research. If successful, his research could improve the technology used in search and rescue missions. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Achuta Kadambi, an assistant electrical and computer engineering professor, received a National Science Foundation award for his research. If successful, his research could improve the technology used in search and rescue missions. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)