Thursday, May 23

Emeran Mayer, a professor at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine, and Lisa Aziz-Zadeh, an associate professor of psychology at USC, received an $808,000 grant from the United States Department of Defense to analyze gut microbiome abnormalities in patients with autism.  (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA, USC researchers study role of gut microbiome in development of autism

Researchers from UCLA and USC are researching the link between gut microbes and autism to better understand autism and its potential causes. Emeran Mayer, a professor of medicine, physiology, psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at UCLA, and Lisa Aziz-Zadeh, an associate professor of psychology at University of Southern California, received a three-year $808,000 grant from the United States Department of Defense to analyze gut microbiome abnormalities in patients with autism. Read more...

Emeran Mayer, a professor at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine, and Lisa Aziz-Zadeh, an associate professor of psychology at USC, received an $808,000 grant from the United States Department of Defense to analyze gut microbiome abnormalities in patients with autism.  (Daily Bruin file photo)

The UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center held a measles vaccination fair Tuesday. (Daily Bruin file photo)
The UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center held a measles vaccination fair Tuesday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The snow-TENG generates a small amount of electricity for a variety of uses, from weather tracking to powering wearable clothing technology. (Courtesy of Abdelsalam Ahmed)
The snow-TENG generates a small amount of electricity for a variety of uses, from weather tracking to powering wearable clothing technology. (Courtesy of Abdelsalam Ahmed)

Ochan Otim, a chemistry instructor for UCLA Extension, led a group of researchers that identified toxic metals in sachet alcohol, a popular type of alcohol in Uganda. (Courtesy of UCLA Extension)
Ochan Otim, a chemistry instructor for UCLA Extension, led a group of researchers that identified toxic metals in sachet alcohol, a popular type of alcohol in Uganda. (Courtesy of UCLA Extension)

Researchers in the molecular, cell and developmental biology professor Steve Jacobsen's lab designed proteins that can silence specific genes. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Researchers in the molecular, cell and developmental biology professor Steve Jacobsen's lab designed proteins that can silence specific genes. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Researchers in the lab of Mayank Mehta, a professor of neurology and neurobiology, placed rats in small cylindrical containers and used a projector to simulate a cubical room with distinct visual patterns on each wall. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)
Researchers in the lab of Mayank Mehta, a professor of neurology and neurobiology, placed rats in small cylindrical containers and used a projector to simulate a cubical room with distinct visual patterns on each wall. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Members of the Rocket Project will experience a restructuring in order to improve safety in the club. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)
Members of the Rocket Project will experience a restructuring in order to improve safety in the club. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)