A chemistry equipment facility is working to buy more advanced apparatus after facing criticisms from reviewers of the chemistry department.
The Molecular Instrumentation Center was critiqued in a February report of the chemistry and biochemistry department.
UCLA’s children’s hospital is establishing clinical and research centers and expanding hospital capacities, following a $50 million donation.
Mattel, a toy company based in California, donated to UCLA to allow more families to seek treatment at the Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, Chancellor Gene Block said in an email to the UCLA community.
A UCLA professor is working to develop a treatment for spinal cord injuries, which are currently incurable.
Stephanie Seidlits, assistant professor of bioengineering, will attempt to use biomaterial made out of hyaluronic acid – a long chain of sugars in the body – to create a treatment that can be injected into spinal cords.
Campus Queries is a new Q&A series in which Daily Bruin readers send in science-related questions for UCLA professors and experts to answer. This week, Daniele Bianchi, assistant professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, answers.
Some graduate students teach undergraduate courses outside of their departments because of a shortage in teaching assistants.
There has been a teaching assistant shortage in divisions like life sciences and physical sciences because the undergraduate student population has increased faster than the graduate student population over the past few years, said Victoria Sork, dean of the life sciences division.
Campus Queries is a new Q&A series in which Daily Bruin readers send in science-related questions for UCLA professors and experts to answer. This week, Diane Favro, professor of architecture and urban design, answers.
Women may experience cognitive aging in midlife, according to UCLA researchers.
A study, published in PLOS ONE earlier this month by UCLA scientists, revealed that middle-aged women exhibit significant declines in processing speed and verbal memory.
A major sponsor of UCLA research will receive billions of dollars to fund cancer and stem cell research, along with mental health programs.
President Barack Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law in December.
Student organizations and on-campus services will continue to offer mental health resources for students affected by the recent suicide and death on campus.
As a response to the suicide, Counseling and Psychological Services is reaching out to students directly affected, said Nicole Green, executive director of CAPS.
Loudspeakers in the David Geffen School of Medicine prompted people to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during an earthquake drill Thursday morning.
The drill, which was part of the Great California ShakeOut, happens yearly and aims to prepare California residents for earthquakes.
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