Saturday, April 20

Researchers found the United States can lower medical spending by reducing the cost of joint replacements for knees and hips. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA researchers suggest ways to reduce hip, knee replacement costs

UCLA researchers have found that the United States could reduce health care spending by reducing the costs of hip and knee replacements. In a study published Tuesday, researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s Center for Health Advancement calculated that hip and knee replacements made up a significant portion of controlled health care spending in the United States. Read more...

Photo: Researchers found the United States can lower medical spending by reducing the cost of joint replacements for knees and hips. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Researchers found the United States can lower medical spending by reducing the cost of joint replacements for knees and hips. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Tyrone Howard, a professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, will be leading the center. He said the center aims to foster interdisciplinary collaboration to support foster youth. (Daily Bruin file photo)

New Pritzker Center to provide resources, research for foster youth

A new center at UCLA aims to address the needs of youth in foster care by conducting research and providing resources to foster youth and their families. Read more...

Photo: Tyrone Howard, a professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, will be leading the center. He said the center aims to foster interdisciplinary collaboration to support foster youth. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Tyrone Howard, a professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, will be leading the center. He said the center aims to foster interdisciplinary collaboration to support foster youth. (Daily Bruin file photo)



UCLA Undergraduate Admission said disciplinary actions for students who participate in peaceful protests or civil actions will not jeopardize their admission or scholarships status. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA says it will not penalize applicants for participation in protests

UCLA has joined nearly 50 other colleges and universities across the country to reassure applicants that participating in political protests will not affect their admission prospects. Read more...

Photo: UCLA Undergraduate Admission said disciplinary actions for students who participate in peaceful protests or civil actions will not jeopardize their admission or scholarships status. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA Undergraduate Admission said disciplinary actions for students who participate in peaceful protests or civil actions will not jeopardize their admission or scholarships status. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA researchers have found a gene called MeXis that could help prevent heart diseases. Their study showed that mice without MeXis had almost twice as many blood vessel blockages than mice with normal MeXis levels. MeXis helps cells remove excess cholesterol. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA researchers discover heart disease-fighting properties in new genes

UCLA researchers have identified a gene that may help prevent heart diseases. A study published Monday found that a gene called MeXis regulates the expression of a protein that pumps cholesterol out of cells and into artery walls, ultimately lowering the chance of clogged arteries. Read more...

Photo: UCLA researchers have found a gene called MeXis that could help prevent heart diseases. Their study showed that mice without MeXis had almost twice as many blood vessel blockages than mice with normal MeXis levels. MeXis helps cells remove excess cholesterol. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA researchers have found a gene called MeXis that could help prevent heart diseases. Their study showed that mice without MeXis had almost twice as many blood vessel blockages than mice with normal MeXis levels. MeXis helps cells remove excess cholesterol. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, was appointed as Academician to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences by Pope Francis, according to a university press release on Monday. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

UCLA dean appointed to Catholic Church’s academy of social science by pope

A UCLA dean was recently appointed to the Catholic Church’s academy of social sciences. Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, was appointed as Academician to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences by Pope Francis, according to a university press release Monday. Read more...

Photo: Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, was appointed as Academician to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences by Pope Francis, according to a university press release on Monday. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, was appointed as Academician to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences by Pope Francis, according to a university press release on Monday. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)


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