Sunday, May 19


Biotechnology advances allow control of protein activity

Researchers at UCLA, in collaboration with scientists at Duke University and Sandia National Laboratories, have made an advance in modifying biochemical systems. In an article published in the November issue of Nature Materials, researchers reported that they could modify a naturally occurring protein by adding an on/off switch, which allows it to be deactivated by the addition of a single atom. Read more...



Briefs

UCLA professors named in list of “˜visionaries’ UCLA chemistry professor James R. Heath and neuroscientist Gary W. Small were named by Scientific American magazine as one of the “Scientific American 50″ visionaries in the world of research. Read more...


UCLA should use technology to electrify education

Education has always relied on technology. Dating back to the invention of the paper and pencil, technology has revolutionized the education process. However, in a country which struggles to maintain basic literacy rates, it is difficult to see how technology has actually improved the learning environment. Read more...



Young builds bodies, character

53-year-old Renee Young has taken a drink from the fountain of youth. At her age, when most people are thinking of retiring, Young is working as a physical therapist at the UCLA Medical Center, helping to improve patients’ lives. Read more...



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