Sunday, October 20

The Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases received a $1.2 million gift from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation 
to research inflammatory bowel diseases. (UCLA Newsroom)

School of medicine receives $1.2M donation toward bowel disease research

A division in the David Geffen School of Medicine received a $1.2 million donation to research inflammatory bowel diseases. The Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases received a gift from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, a philanthropic organization focused on education, research and the arts, according to a university press release. Read more...

Photo: The Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases received a $1.2 million gift from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to research inflammatory bowel diseases. (UCLA Newsroom)

The Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases received a $1.2 million gift from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation 
to research inflammatory bowel diseases. (UCLA Newsroom)

UCLA Center for AIDS Research receives $7.7 million grant

Researchers at the UCLA Center for AIDS Research received $7.7 million to search for a long-term treatment for HIV and AIDS patients. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases donated a five-year grant to fund three projects under the Center for AIDS Research to prevent the HIV from re-emerging and multiplying after a patient stops taking medicine. Read more...


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 created a 3-D atomic structure of a cancer-causing strain of the herpes virus to find certain proteins to target in antiviral therapies. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA researchers study herpes virus associated with Kaposi’s sarcoma

UCLA researchers are studying the structure of a virus that is known to cause cancer. In a study published last week, researchers analyzed the molecular components of herpes virus’ outer protein shell. Read more...

Photo: UCLA researchers created a 3-D atomic structure of a cancer-causing strain of the herpes virus to find certain proteins to target in antiviral therapies. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA researchers created a 3-D atomic structure of a cancer-causing strain of the herpes virus to find certain proteins to target in antiviral therapies. (Daily Bruin file photo)


UCLA researchers found mirror neuron activity,
 which plays a vital role in feeling empathy, also predicts how individuals would act when facing a moral dilemma. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA researchers study moral decision-making through mirror neurons

UCLA researchers found a way to study an individual’s neural activity to predict how they would act in a moral dilemma. In a study published last month, researchers at the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center observed that a person’s neural activity in response to witnessing another person in pain may indicate whether they would inflict harm if it led to a greater good, according to a press release. Read more...

Photo: UCLA researchers found mirror neuron activity, which plays a vital role in feeling empathy, also predicts how individuals would act when facing a moral dilemma. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA researchers found mirror neuron activity,
 which plays a vital role in feeling empathy, also predicts how individuals would act when facing a moral dilemma. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Suzanne Paulson, an atmospheric and oceanic sciences professor who studies air pollution, said the air pollutant concentration Wednesday was unhealthy for sensitive groups such as the elderly, children and those with respiratory illness. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Q&A: Professor discusses Westwood air quality following Skirball fire

UCLA canceled classes Wednesday and Thursday due to poor air quality following the Skirball fire in the Bel-Air area. The Daily Bruin’s Emi Nakahara spoke with Suzanne Paulson, an atmospheric and oceanic sciences professor whose research focuses on air pollution in urban environments, to discuss the possible health impacts of the air quality on campus and Westwood during the fire. Read more...

Photo: Suzanne Paulson, an atmospheric and oceanic sciences professor who studies air pollution, said the air pollutant concentration Wednesday was unhealthy for sensitive groups such as the elderly, children and those with respiratory illness. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Suzanne Paulson, an atmospheric and oceanic sciences professor who studies air pollution, said the air pollutant concentration Wednesday was unhealthy for sensitive groups such as the elderly, children and those with respiratory illness. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)


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