Friday, October 19

Regenerative medicine institute awards $5 million grant to UCLA retinal researchers

The research team behind the study is led by Steven Schwartz, an ophthalmologist at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The research team behind the study is led by Steven Schwartz, an ophthalmologist at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. (Daily Bruin file photo)

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UCLA researchers received $5 million to further research on stem-cell based therapies for eye conditions that result in blindness. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine awarded the grant to researchers in the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research and the Stein Eye Institute, who have been working to develop a treatment that will generate retinal cells typically lost in blinding eye diseases using stem cells derived from patients’ own skin cells, a university press release announced Thursday.


Artist Judith Baca and historian Anna Indych-López answer questions about art and politics at a Hammer Museum event. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Professor shares experiences with art history of LA, community history

A UCLA professor said she thinks public art should result from collaboration between members of its surrounding community at an event Thursday night. The discussion, which was co-presented by the Hammer Museum and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, explored the obstacles Judith Baca, a professor in the World Arts and Cultures and Chicano Studies departments, has faced in portraying history through the perspective of marginalized communities in her artwork. Read more...

Artist Judith Baca and historian Anna Indych-López answer questions about art and politics at a Hammer Museum event. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

The Campus Safety Alliance, a coalition of student organizations and security officers who address safety issues on campus, held their first meeting in Kerckhoff Hall on Thursday to establish a framework for future CSA meetings and broader safety goals. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Campus Safety Alliance reactivates after long period of inactivity

Fourteen campus organizations addressed safety concerns at the first meeting of a newly revived undergraduate student government committee Thursday. The Campus Safety Alliance, a coalition of student organizations and security officers who address safety issues on campus, held their first meeting in Kerckhoff Hall on Thursday to establish a framework for future CSA meetings and broader safety goals. Read more...

The Campus Safety Alliance, a coalition of student organizations and security officers who address safety issues on campus, held their first meeting in Kerckhoff Hall on Thursday to establish a framework for future CSA meetings and broader safety goals. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Jung Wook Park in the Witte lab, where he conducts experiments on healthy human cells. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Researchers in molecular genetics lab discover pathway to cancer cell development

UCLA researchers discovered how to transform normal cells into cancer cells, allowing for the development of therapies against aggressive forms of cancer. In a study published Thursday, UCLA researchers in the lab of Owen Witte, professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, discovered how to manipulate the genes in normal prostate and lung cells to turn them into an aggressive form of cancer. Read more...

Jung Wook Park in the Witte lab, where he conducts experiments on healthy human cells. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)



A $2 million gift from philanthropists Jean Balgrosky and Parker Hinshaw will fund the creation of the Jean Balgrosky and Parker Hinshaw Fellowship, which will help incoming students finance their tuition and living costs. (Daily Bruin file photo)
A $2 million gift from philanthropists Jean Balgrosky and Parker Hinshaw will fund the creation of the Jean Balgrosky and Parker Hinshaw Fellowship, which will help incoming students finance their tuition and living costs. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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