Friday, May 25

UCLA neuroscientists demonstrated a new technique to improve motor function in patients with severe spinal cord injuries. The researchers stimulated the spinal cord with electricity to help paralysis patients regain control over their hands and arms. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

UCLA researchers improve hand, arm mobility in paralysis patients

UCLA researchers have partially restored hand and arm function in paralysis patients without performing surgery. In a study published in April, UCLA neuroscientists demonstrated a new technique to improve motor function in patients with severe spinal cord injuries. Read more...

Photo: UCLA neuroscientists demonstrated a new technique to improve motor function in patients with severe spinal cord injuries. The researchers stimulated the spinal cord with electricity to help paralysis patients regain control over their hands and arms. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

UCLA neuroscientists demonstrated a new technique to improve motor function in patients with severe spinal cord injuries. The researchers stimulated the spinal cord with electricity to help paralysis patients regain control over their hands and arms. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

The Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA hosted a forum on climate justice at Carnesale Commons which aimed to raise awareness and start a dialogue about environmental racism. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Student group raises awareness for environmental racism with forum

Expert panelists said at an event Tuesday that environmental degradation disproportionately affects communities of color, and that promoting racial diversity among environmental science researchers could help address the issue. Read more...

Photo: The Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA hosted a forum on climate justice at Carnesale Commons which aimed to raise awareness and start a dialogue about environmental racism. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

The Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA hosted a forum on climate justice at Carnesale Commons which aimed to raise awareness and start a dialogue about environmental racism. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Professors and experts from various universities and companies gathered at the “Water in the Middle East and Africa: A Nexus of Cooperation and Conflict” event at the UCLA Faculty Center to discuss how climate change and water shortages are contributing to food insecurity. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Panel discusses effects of water shortage in Middle East, Africa

Water scarcity is contributing to political tensions and volatile food prices in the Middle East and Africa, experts said at an event Monday. Professors and experts from various universities and companies gathered at the “Water in the Middle East and Africa: A Nexus of Cooperation and Conflict” event at the UCLA Faculty Center to discuss how climate change and water shortages are contributing to food insecurity. Read more...

Photo: Professors and experts from various universities and companies gathered at the “Water in the Middle East and Africa: A Nexus of Cooperation and Conflict” event at the UCLA Faculty Center to discuss how climate change and water shortages are contributing to food insecurity. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Professors and experts from various universities and companies gathered at the “Water in the Middle East and Africa: A Nexus of Cooperation and Conflict” event at the UCLA Faculty Center to discuss how climate change and water shortages are contributing to food insecurity. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)


A team of researchers found the cells that did not have the TFAP2C protein do not maintain the naive state and was associated with early miscarriages. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

UCLA research advances understanding of infertility and miscarriages

A UCLA researcher has identified a key phase of human embryonic cell growth that could explain the causes of infertility and spontaneous miscarriage. In a study published in the journal Nature Cell Biology on April 25, a team of researchers led by Amander Clark, a professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology, analyzed pluripotent cells, which are cells that can turn into any type of cell in the human body. Read more...

Photo: A team of researchers found the cells that did not have the TFAP2C protein do not maintain the naive state and was associated with early miscarriages. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

A team of researchers found the cells that did not have the TFAP2C protein do not maintain the naive state and was associated with early miscarriages. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

The researchers identified two hormones, NOTUM, secreted from the liver, and Lipocalin-5, secreted from fat tissue, that speed up the metabolism of fat in mice, according to a university press release. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Researchers study how hormones influence disease control in mice

UCLA researchers have developed a data-driven method to find hormones that organs and tissues use to communicate with one another. Using their method, the researchers identified two hormones, NOTUM, secreted from the liver, and Lipocalin-5, secreted from fat tissue, that speed up the metabolism of fat in mice, according to a university press release. Read more...

Photo: The researchers identified two hormones, NOTUM, secreted from the liver, and Lipocalin-5, secreted from fat tissue, that speed up the metabolism of fat in mice, according to a university press release. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The researchers identified two hormones, NOTUM, secreted from the liver, and Lipocalin-5, secreted from fat tissue, that speed up the metabolism of fat in mice, according to a university press release. (Daily Bruin file photo)

NetSec, a branch of UCLA’s Association for Computing Machinery, along with teams at UC Irvine and California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo held the club’s most recent capture the flag event Saturday. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA student organization seeks to educate students on cybersecurity

A student organization is using an online game to teach students about cybersecurity. NetSec, a branch of UCLA’s Association of Computer Machinery, along with teams at UC Irvine and California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo held the club’s most recent capture the flag event Saturday. Read more...

Photo: NetSec, a branch of UCLA’s Association for Computing Machinery, along with teams at UC Irvine and California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo held the club’s most recent capture the flag event Saturday. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

NetSec, a branch of UCLA’s Association for Computing Machinery, along with teams at UC Irvine and California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo held the club’s most recent capture the flag event Saturday. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)