Formerly conjoined twins Maria Teresa and Maria de Jesus Quiej
Alvarez left for Guatemala yesterday after their seven-month stay
at UCLA’s Mattel Children’s Hospital following
separation surgery last August.
According to a recent study, even a single drink of alcohol is
enough to impair someone’s ability to reason quickly and
detect errors. Volunteers in the study were given drinks and then
given a computer test that required quick thinking and instinctive
A recent study by UCLA Assistant Adjunct Professor of Biology
Jay Phelan concluded that biracial people are perceived as more
attractive than “uniracial” people because they have
more symmetric features.
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.
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.
UCLA employee Tim Alexander was born with pectus excavatum, a
deformity also known as “sunken” or
Although he was initially advised against corrective surgery
when he was younger, Alexander, now 32 years old, was able to take
advantage of a new technique developed by UCLA professor of surgery
Panim el Panim, part of Bruins for Israel, a student
organization that says its goal is to educate students and faculty
about the situation in the Middle East, organized a panel of three
Israeli students Tuesday evening at Kerckhoff Hall.
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