Friday, January 24

Two professors of medicine elected to National Academy of Medicine

Two UCLA professors have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, a private, nonprofit institution which advises on issues concerning science, technology and health. Denise Aberle, a radiology and bioengineering professor, and Carol Mangione, a professor of medicine and public health, were recognized by the academy on Oct. Read more...

Photo: Denise Aberle (left) a radiology and bioengineering professor, and Carol Mangione (right) a professor of medicine and public health, were elected to the National Academy of Medicine on Oct. 21. (Courtesy of UCLA Health)


Study finds suppressing particular mutation could limit the effects of Huntington’s

A UCLA study has potentially identified a method to halt the progression of Huntington’s disease and alleviate some of the damage it causes, according to a university press release. Read more...

Photo: Baljit S. Khakh, a professor of physiology and neurobiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, led a study which identified a method that could halt the progression of Huntington’s disease and alleviate some of the damage it causes. (Daily Bruin file photo)


Growing number of vaping illnesses prompt state governments to look to legislation

Public officials across the United States are now considering legislative action as a possible solution to vaping-related illnesses. The Trump administration said it would ban sales of most flavored e-cigarette brands, according to a New York Times article published Sept. Read more...

Photo: California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Sept. 16 to establish a $20 million public awareness campaign to educate people on the perils of vaping cannabis and nicotine products. The decision follows an increase in cases of vaping-related lung illnesses. (Kanishka Mehra/Assistant Photo editor)


UCLA study shows health problems significantly contribute to homelessness

Health problems play a significant role in why homeless people lose access to housing, a UCLA study found. Health issues and trauma often cause people to lose access to shelter, especially in the case of unsheltered women, according to a report from the California Policy Lab. Read more...

Photo: Members of Westwood and Los Angeles hosted an event to help homeless people get access to essential services April 24. A UCLA study found that health problems play a significant role in why homeless people lose access to housing. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)


UCLA physician-scientist to receive $1.25M grant for cancer research

A UCLA physician-scientist received a $1.25 million grant to support his research, according to a university press release published Tuesday. Steven Jonas, a clinical instructor in the pediatrics, hematology and oncology division at the UCLA David Geffen of School of Medicine, received the National Institutes of Health Director’s Early Independence Award. Read more...

Photo: Steven Jonas, a clinical instructor at the David Geffen of School of Medicine, received a $1.25 million grant for his work developing cellular immunotherapies. (Milo Mitchell/UCLA)


Experts, public officials become increasingly concerned about effects of vaping

Experts are unsure about what is causing the surge in vaping-related lung injuries. A post published Friday stated that 805 vaping-related lung injury cases have been reported spanning 46 states and one U.S. Read more...

Photo: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health sent out a press release warning residents to stop using all electronic smoking devices. (Kanishka Mehra and Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin staff)


UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute established with $20 million grant

A new institute at UCLA aims to undertake research, engage in public outreach and educate students on kindness. The UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute, established Wednesday, was funded by a $20 million grant from the Bedari Foundation, an organization that aims to bring awareness to health and wellness issues. Read more...

Photo: The UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute, which will be located in the Luskin School of Public Affairs, will undertake research, engage in public outreach and educate students on kindness. The institute was established Wednesday. (Daily Bruin file photo)



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