Wednesday, February 21

The UCLA Science Policy Group is an organization made up of undergraduate and graduate students who organize events to advocate for more scientific input in public policy. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

State Assembly candidate speaks on reducing science censorship in policy

A California State Assembly candidate discussed the importance of combating censorship in scientific research at an event at Boyer Hall on Monday. Tepring Piquado, who is running to represent California’s 54th State Assembly district, said at the UCLA Science Policy Group’s monthly meeting that legislators must help reduce science censorship by being unbiased when making policy decisions that involve scientific research funding and publicity. Read more...

Photo: The UCLA Science Policy Group is an organization made up of undergraduate and graduate students who organize events to advocate for more scientific input in public policy. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

The UCLA Science Policy Group is an organization made up of undergraduate and graduate students who organize events to advocate for more scientific input in public policy. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

(Joe Akira/Daily Bruin) La'gad, the newest addition to the UCLA meteorite gallery, broke off the moon upon impact from a larger meteorite and landed in the Sahara Desert, where it was discovered in 2015.

Rare lunar meteorite suggests similarities between the moon and Earth

A new addition to UCLA’s meteorite gallery suggests the moon and Earth are made up of similar elements. The gallery hosted a free public lecture on lunar meteorites Sunday after obtaining a rare lunar meteorite named La’gad, in January. Read more...

Photo: (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin) La'gad, the newest addition to the UCLA meteorite gallery, broke off the moon upon impact from a larger meteorite and landed in the Sahara Desert, where it was discovered in 2015.

(Joe Akira/Daily Bruin) La'gad, the newest addition to the UCLA meteorite gallery, broke off the moon upon impact from a larger meteorite and landed in the Sahara Desert, where it was discovered in 2015.

A UCLA study found that individuals who had experienced ethnic discrimination had shorter sleep duration and worse sleep quality. (Eda Gokcebay/Daily Bruin)

UCLA study finds poor sleep quality linked to ethnic discrimination

UCLA researchers have found that teenagers who face ethnic discrimination sleep less than those who do not. In a study published last month, researchers at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute interviewed hundreds of high school students of different ethnic backgrounds, asking them if they agreed with statements such as “people act as if they’re afraid of you” and “you receive poorer service at restaurants and stores” to assess whether they had experienced discrimination. Read more...

Photo: A UCLA study found that individuals who had experienced ethnic discrimination had shorter sleep duration and worse sleep quality. (Eda Gokcebay/Daily Bruin)

A UCLA study found that individuals who had experienced ethnic discrimination had shorter sleep duration and worse sleep quality. (Eda Gokcebay/Daily Bruin)

Researchers at the Staglin Center for cognitive neuroscience examined and compared a group of individuals who said they were disturbed by the 2016 presidential election. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA researchers study effects of traumatic events on depression

UCLA researchers have found that activity in two regions in the brain, along with social support, may lessen symptoms of depression following a traumatic event. In a paper published Monday, researchers at the Staglin IMHRO Center for Cognitive Neuroscience examined and compared a group of individuals who said they were disturbed by the 2016 presidential election with another group who said they were unaffected. Read more...

Photo: Researchers at the Staglin Center for cognitive neuroscience examined and compared a group of individuals who said they were disturbed by the 2016 presidential election. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Researchers at the Staglin Center for cognitive neuroscience examined and compared a group of individuals who said they were disturbed by the 2016 presidential election. (Daily Bruin file photo)


UCLA researchers established a way to derive sensory interneurons, which are cells involved in reflexes and relaying sensory information to the brain, from stem cells. (Anthony Ismail/Daily Bruin)

UCLA researchers find a way to repair nerve damage with stem cells

UCLA researchers have developed a way to use stem cells to help potentially rebuild damaged spinal cords. In a study published in January, researchers in the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research established a way to derive sensory interneurons, which are cells involved in reflexes and relaying sensory information to the brain, from stem cells. Read more...

Photo: UCLA researchers established a way to derive sensory interneurons, which are cells involved in reflexes and relaying sensory information to the brain, from stem cells. (Anthony Ismail/Daily Bruin)

UCLA researchers established a way to derive sensory interneurons, which are cells involved in reflexes and relaying sensory information to the brain, from stem cells. (Anthony Ismail/Daily Bruin)

Marco Antonio, a yoga instructor at the John Wooden Center, created a movement known as Salamat Yoga which aims to bring more diverse ages, ethnicities and athletic art forms and practices into yoga. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Yoga instructor brings break dance background, personality to classes

Dressed in all black and looking more like a ninja than a yoga instructor, Marco Antonio flings the door wide open to greet the crowd of students waiting to take his class. Read more...

Photo: Marco Antonio, a yoga instructor at the John Wooden Center, created a movement known as Salamat Yoga which aims to bring more diverse ages, ethnicities and athletic art forms and practices into yoga. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Marco Antonio, a yoga instructor at the John Wooden Center, created a movement known as Salamat Yoga which aims to bring more diverse ages, ethnicities and athletic art forms and practices into yoga. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)