Monday, March 30




UCLA researchers develop magnetized robots capable of performing medical tasks

UCLA researchers have developed an automated, robotic framework that can perform an array of medical tasks previously done by humans. The microscale technology, which can perform blood processing, clinical work-ups, diagnostic testing, biomedical assays, sequence genetic material, and assist in the manufacture and development of pharmaceutical drugs, would eliminate the need for human contact and the risk of exposure to pathogens and chemical mutagens, which are critically harmful to an individual’s health. Read more...



UCLA cardiologist accused of sexual assault should have license revoked, says judge

A judge recommended revoking the medical license of a UCLA cardiologist for sexually assaulting another doctor during their time at a USC medical center. “(With) such serious misconduct and no evidence of rehabilitation, allowing respondent to continue practicing would not be protective of the public or of public confidence in the medical profession,” administrative law judge Thomas Heller wrote in a report to the Medical Board of California. Read more...


Jane Goodall lecture postponed in light of UCLA’s coronavirus response policies

UCLA has postponed a highly anticipated lecture with famed primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall, according to a university press release. The Luskin Lecture for Thought Leadership, where Goodall was slated to speak, has postponed the event from April 1 to an unspecified date in light of a new campus policy mandating that all in-person gatherings of more than 100 people on campus must be suspended or postponed. Read more...



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