Sunday, March 24


Fine particles may be health threat

The next time you drive on the freeway, you may want to hold your breath. Two new UCLA studies show that people who live, work or travel within 165 feet downwind of a major freeway are exposed to potentially hazardous concentrations of particles, which may lead to future health problems. Read more...


Guatemalan twins delay trip back home

Formerly conjoined twins Maria de Jesus and Maria Teresa had their expected trip home delayed because of “wound-care issues,” according to hospital officials. The girls were expected to fly home to Guatemala this week, but doctors at Mattel Children’s Hospital are keeping Maria de Jesus hospitalized to allow more time to recover from surgery to clean and close her scalp incisions. Read more...


Einstein’s secret FBI file inspires new book

Albert Einstein, the greatest scientist of the 20th century, was a wanted man ““ by the FBI. From 1933 to 1955, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI compiled “derogatory information” in an effort to undermine the physicist’s influence and destroy his reputation, according to Fred Jerome, a science journalist and author of a new book titled “The Einstein File.” Jerome spoke about his book in front of about 100 people in Knudsen Hall last Thursday, highlighting the major points of Hoover’s plot to defame the scientist. Read more...


Professor receives patent for neurological treatment

Edward Tobinick, assistant clinical professor of medicine at UCLA, recently received a patent for his new method for fighting neurological diseases and related disorders. Tobinick’s method uses therapeutic agents produced through recombinant DNA technology that inhibits the action of certain natural molecules in the body, called cytokines. Read more...





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