Monday, May 25

UCLA experts show LA air quality has improved, but encourage thinking long-term

Air quality in Los Angeles has improved during the COVID-19 pandemic, UCLA professors and the Environmental Protection Agency confirmed in April. Stay-at-home orders have reduced road traffic, which is a major source of air pollution, said Yifang Zhu, associate director of the Center for Clean Air at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Read more...


UCLA professors, alumni help create more sensitive coronavirus test kit

UCLA bioengineering professors and alumni have developed a more accurate COVID-19 testing kit using a new RNA extraction technique. Daniel Kamei, a bioengineering professor at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, supervised two doctoral students who founded Phase Scientific along with Kamei and UCLA professor Benjamin Wu. Read more...

Photo: UCLA professors and alumni have helped develop a more accurate COVID-19 testing kit using a new RNA extraction technique that analyzes liquid material rather than solid. The group is also part of Phase Scientific, a biotechnology company working to test and produce these kits. (Courtesy of Felix Chao)



California, UCLA to offer financial support to undocumented individuals

The state of California and UCLA are both planning to provide undocumented individuals with access to funding after they were left out of the coronavirus stimulus package. Read more...

Photo: California Governor Gavin Newsom plans to provide undocumented California residents with stimulus payments of $500 after they were left out of the coronavirus stimulus package. UCLA also plans to provide undocumented students with $200 from private and institutional grants. (Daily Bruin file photo)


The Online Edition: The Creativity Show

Although not everyone has the bandwidth for it right now, a lot of people are spending their time in isolation working on creative projects. Here at the Daily Bruin, we’ve loved seeing people’s stories, art and food – almost as much as we’ve loved making our own – and it inspired us to bring you this episode packed with stories about creativity. Read more...



CAPS sees fewer students seeking mental health services despite pandemic

Amid stay-at-home orders and a pandemic, student use of UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services has more than halved. The number of students using CAPS services for the first time in at least six months has dropped 65% to 70% between finals week of winter quarter and the start of week four, said Nicole Green, executive director of CAPS. Read more...

Photo: (Muling Shi/Daily Bruin)



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