Saturday, November 25

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)

Conference examines role of music in treating neurological disorders

Alex Khalil began his neuroscience lecture by striking a xylophone key with a mallet. Khalil, a professor of neurocomputational ethnomusicology at UC San Diego, and other experts from across the U.S., spoke to an audience of doctors and psychologists at the UCLA Conference on Art, Neuroscience and Psychiatry this weekend. Read more...

Photo: 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)


Emily Mankin, a postdoctoral scholar in neuroscience, said she hopes the electrical therapy can help treat disorders such as Alzheimer's disease in the future. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Researchers study how electric stimulation can improve memory

UCLA researchers found that electrically stimulating a certain part of the brain may improve an individual’s ability to create and recall memories. In a study published in October, researchers from UCLA, along with those from the California Institute of Technology, electrically stimulated a specific brain region of epilepsy patients while the patients learned new faces. Read more...

Photo: Emily Mankin, a postdoctoral scholar in neuroscience, said she hopes the electrical therapy can help treat disorders such as Alzheimer's disease in the future. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Emily Mankin, a postdoctoral scholar in neuroscience, said she hopes the electrical therapy can help treat disorders such as Alzheimer's disease in the future. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Anna Fisher, a UCLA alumna and the first mother in space, had attended a NASA meeting to prepare for flight three days after giving birth. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Alumna receives science education award, shares experience as astronaut

A recently retired astronaut, who is also a UCLA alumna, encouraged children attending a science festival Sunday to pursue an education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Read more...

Photo: Anna Fisher, a UCLA alumna and the first mother in space, had attended a NASA meeting to prepare for flight three days after giving birth. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Anna Fisher, a UCLA alumna and the first mother in space, had attended a NASA meeting to prepare for flight three days after giving birth. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

A nonprofit organization advocating for patient safety gave Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical center an "A" safety grade when checked for medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Organization gives medical center ‘A’ grade for patient safety

The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center achieved its highest patient safety grade in recent years, according to a nationwide report on hospitals released last week. The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization that advocates for hospital performance transparency, gave the medical center an “A” safety grade for fall 2017 after reviewing its data on medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. Read more...

Photo: A nonprofit organization advocating for patient safety gave Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical center an "A" safety grade when checked for medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. (Daily Bruin file photo)

A nonprofit organization advocating for patient safety gave Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical center an "A" safety grade when checked for medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. (Daily Bruin file photo)


The UCLA Williams Institute, which is part of the UCLA School of Law, released results from its statewide public health survey Tuesday. The institute conducts research on LGBTQ public policy. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA survey finds transgender adults face disparities in mental health

UCLA researchers found transgender adults are more likely to attempt suicide and more often delay taking prescribed medication than adults who identify with the sex assigned to them at birth. Read more...

Photo: The UCLA Williams Institute, which is part of the UCLA School of Law, released results from its statewide public health survey Tuesday. The institute conducts research on LGBTQ public policy. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The UCLA Williams Institute, which is part of the UCLA School of Law, released results from its statewide public health survey Tuesday. The institute conducts research on LGBTQ public policy. (Daily Bruin file photo)