Wednesday, July 17

UCLA researchers are developing the first multiple sclerosis treatment that would target the disease's cause rather than only treating its symptoms. The study found that its symptoms could be alleviated with estriol treatments. Rhonda Voskuhl, the director of the UCLA Multiple Sclerosis Program and Clinic, led the study. (Courtesy of UCLA Health)

UCLA researchers work to advance treatment targeting source of multiple sclerosis

UCLA researchers are developing the first multiple sclerosis treatment that could target the cause of the disease, instead of simply treating its symptoms. Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in which the fatty coating of nerve cells, called the myelin sheath, is broken down by one’s immune system. Read more...

Photo: UCLA researchers are developing the first multiple sclerosis treatment that would target the disease's cause rather than only treating its symptoms. The study found that its symptoms could be alleviated with estriol treatments. Rhonda Voskuhl, the director of the UCLA Multiple Sclerosis Program and Clinic, led the study. (Courtesy of UCLA Health)

UCLA researchers are developing the first multiple sclerosis treatment that would target the disease's cause rather than only treating its symptoms. The study found that its symptoms could be alleviated with estriol treatments. Rhonda Voskuhl, the director of the UCLA Multiple Sclerosis Program and Clinic, led the study. (Courtesy of UCLA Health)

Second-year communications student Jasdy Perillo stars in "CHILL," a short thriller inspired by the fears women often experience when using convenience apps, which will be featured in Studio 22's First Take Film Festival. (Courtesy of Alan Luong)

Studio 22 hosts sixth First Take Film Festival, screens broad range of movie genres

There’s no time for a refill during these short films, but at least the popcorn will stay hot. Studio 22 will present 16 short films during its annual First Take Film Festival on Tuesday in the Northwest Campus Auditorium. Read more...

Photo: Second-year communications student Jasdy Perillo stars in "CHILL," a short thriller inspired by the fears women often experience when using convenience apps, which will be featured in Studio 22's First Take Film Festival. (Courtesy of Alan Luong)

Second-year communications student Jasdy Perillo stars in "CHILL," a short thriller inspired by the fears women often experience when using convenience apps, which will be featured in Studio 22's First Take Film Festival. (Courtesy of Alan Luong)


The cast and crew of “The Red Line,” a CBS limited series following three families impacted by the police shooting of an unarmed, black man. The panel highlighted the challenges black creatives in Hollywood face and representation in the industry. 
(Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

‘The Red Line’ panel discusses representation of black creatives in Hollywood

One gunshot forever changed the lives of three families in “The Red Line.” Connected by a crosstown train, the families form the subject of the drama series. Read more...

Photo: The cast and crew of “The Red Line,” a CBS limited series following three families impacted by the police shooting of an unarmed, black man. The panel highlighted the challenges black creatives in Hollywood face and representation in the industry. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

The cast and crew of “The Red Line,” a CBS limited series following three families impacted by the police shooting of an unarmed, black man. The panel highlighted the challenges black creatives in Hollywood face and representation in the industry. 
(Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Abolfazl Sadeghpour, a mechanical engineering graduate student, was a co-lead author of the study. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA researchers discover cost and time efficient method to recycle water

UCLA researchers designed a water vapor capture system that could purify industrial wastewater and agricultural runoff three times more efficiently than existing methods. The study, published in the April issue of Science Advance, was led by Yongho Sungtaek Ju, a mechanical and aerospace engineering professor. Read more...

Photo: Abolfazl Sadeghpour, a mechanical engineering graduate student, was a co-lead author of the study. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Abolfazl Sadeghpour, a mechanical engineering graduate student, was a co-lead author of the study. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)


Shane Campbell-Staton, an ecology and evolutionary biology assistant professor, co-hosts the "The Biology of Superheroes Podcast." Campbell-Staton said he uses superheroes and their powers to understand the overlap between biological reality and futuristic fantasy. The podcast has covered topics such as Spider-Man's web-slinging and The Walking Dead's zombie apocalypse. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Professor’s podcast unmasks science behind superheroes and sci-fi

Thanos had to break a few laws of nature before he eradicated half of the universe with a snap. Topics similar to the Marvel villain’s defiance of physics are addressed in “The Biology of Superheroes Podcast,” hosted by Shane Campbell-Staton, a UCLA ecology and evolutionary biology assistant professor. Read more...

Photo: Shane Campbell-Staton, an ecology and evolutionary biology assistant professor, co-hosts the "The Biology of Superheroes Podcast." Campbell-Staton said he uses superheroes and their powers to understand the overlap between biological reality and futuristic fantasy. The podcast has covered topics such as Spider-Man's web-slinging and The Walking Dead's zombie apocalypse. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Shane Campbell-Staton, an ecology and evolutionary biology assistant professor, co-hosts the "The Biology of Superheroes Podcast." Campbell-Staton said he uses superheroes and their powers to understand the overlap between biological reality and futuristic fantasy. The podcast has covered topics such as Spider-Man's web-slinging and The Walking Dead's zombie apocalypse. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)