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The research team behind the study is led by Steven Schwartz, an ophthalmologist at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Regenerative medicine institute awards $5 million grant to UCLA retinal researchers

UCLA researchers received $5 million to further research on stem-cell based therapies for eye conditions that result in blindness. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine awarded the grant to researchers in the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research and the Stein Eye Institute, who have been working to develop a treatment that will generate retinal cells typically lost in blinding eye diseases using stem cells derived from patients’ own skin cells, a university press release announced Thursday. Read more...

Photo: The research team behind the study is led by Steven Schwartz, an ophthalmologist at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The research team behind the study is led by Steven Schwartz, an ophthalmologist at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Chemistry professor Neil Garg was selected as the first professor to hold UCLA’s Kenneth N. Trueblood Endowed Chair in Chemistry and Biochemistry. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Chemistry professor named first ever Kenneth N. Trueblood Endowed Chair

A UCLA chemistry professor was selected as the first person to hold UCLA’s Kenneth N. Trueblood Endowed Chair in Chemistry and Biochemistry. Neil Garg was selected to hold the chair Friday, according to the chemistry department’s website. Read more...

Photo: Chemistry professor Neil Garg was selected as the first professor to hold UCLA’s Kenneth N. Trueblood Endowed Chair in Chemistry and Biochemistry. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Chemistry professor Neil Garg was selected as the first professor to hold UCLA’s Kenneth N. Trueblood Endowed Chair in Chemistry and Biochemistry. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA was ranked the No. 1 public university in the country by the U.S. News & World Report's 2019 Best Colleges ranking, which was released Sunday. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

US News & World Report ranks UCLA as No. 1 public university

UCLA was ranked the No. 1 public university in the country by a U.S. News & World Report ranking released Sunday. The 2019 Best Colleges ranking also listed UCLA as No. Read more...

Photo: UCLA was ranked the No. 1 public university in the country by the U.S. News & World Report's 2019 Best Colleges ranking, which was released Sunday. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

UCLA was ranked the No. 1 public university in the country by the U.S. News & World Report's 2019 Best Colleges ranking, which was released Sunday. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

UCLA was ranked the top public US university in a report released by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education on Wednesday.  (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

UCLA ranked as top public university in the US for second consecutive year

UCLA was ranked the No. 1 public U.S. university in a ranking released Wednesday by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education. The university was also ranked No. Read more...

Photo: UCLA was ranked the top public US university in a report released by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education on Wednesday. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

UCLA was ranked the top public US university in a report released by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education on Wednesday.  (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

UCLA gymnasts Kyla Ross and Madison Kocian said they decided to come forward about their abuse by Larry Nassar after seeing other women  speak out against him in January. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA gymnasts Kyla Ross, Madison Kocian speak out on abuse by Larry Nassar

Two UCLA gymnasts said Thursday that they were abused by a former USA Gymnastics doctor who has been accused of sexually abusing more than 200 women. Read more...

Photo: UCLA gymnasts Kyla Ross and Madison Kocian said they decided to come forward about their abuse by Larry Nassar after seeing other women speak out against him in January. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA gymnasts Kyla Ross and Madison Kocian said they decided to come forward about their abuse by Larry Nassar after seeing other women  speak out against him in January. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA was ranked the second-best public university in the United States by the Academic Ranking of World Universities on Tuesday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA awarded title of No. 2 public university in U.S. by international ranking

An international ranking named UCLA the second-best public university in the United States on Tuesday. The 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities, which was published by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, also ranked UCLA 11th in the world out of 1000 universities, an increase from the 12th spot which UCLA had held since 2011. Read more...

Photo: UCLA was ranked the second-best public university in the United States by the Academic Ranking of World Universities on Tuesday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA was ranked the second-best public university in the United States by the Academic Ranking of World Universities on Tuesday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

SCALAR is led by Sarah Tolbert, a professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry and the school of engineering, and Bruce Dunn, chair of the department of materials science and engineering. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

UCLA-led center receives $9.75M grant for rechargeable battery research

A UCLA-led energy research center received $9.75 million to continue its research on how to improve rechargeable batteries. The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the four-year grant to the Synthetic Control Across Length-scales for Advancing Rechargeables center Thursday and designated the center as one of its Energy Frontier Research Centers, according to a university press release. Read more...

Photo: SCALAR is led by Sarah Tolbert, a professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry and the school of engineering, and Bruce Dunn, chair of the department of materials science and engineering. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

SCALAR is led by Sarah Tolbert, a professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry and the school of engineering, and Bruce Dunn, chair of the department of materials science and engineering. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)


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