Thursday, April 9






UCLA study suggests spending time in green spaces may improve mental health

UCLA researchers discovered increasing the amount of green vegetation in an urban area improves psychological well-being. Although previous studies have already assessed the benefits of green spaces for general health and well-being, the researchers aimed to find out how green spaces affected mental health in particular, said Ying-Ying Meng, a senior research scientist at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and an author of the study. Read more...


New method in testing drug effectiveness shows promise in treating rare cancers

UCLA researchers developed a new method of testing the efficiency of different cancer treatments by growing tumors derived from patients’ cancer cells in labs. A team of undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral faculty in the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center published a paper showing the technique was effective in determining the right treatments for patients with rare forms of cancer in Communications Biology, a Nature Research journal, Feb. Read more...