Saturday, March 23

The UC’s contract with Elsevier, a publisher of over 2,500 scientific journals, expired Dec. 31. The UC ended negotiations with Elsevier on Feb. 28, after they had gone on for eight months. (Daily Bruin file photo)
The UC’s contract with Elsevier, a publisher of over 2,500 scientific journals, expired Dec. 31. The UC ended negotiations with Elsevier on Feb. 28, after they had gone on for eight months. (Daily Bruin file photo)

(Daily Bruin file photo) The Bruin Beekeepers, an organization that aims to educate students about the native bee population and environmental sustainability, held an event at the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden.
(Daily Bruin file photo) The Bruin Beekeepers, an organization that aims to educate students about the native bee population and environmental sustainability, held an event at the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden.

Current aerogels used in spacecrafts crack under extended exposure to high temperatures, requiring scientists to frequently replace the insulator or abandon the technology altogether. The new aerogel called hBN aerogel that can withstand quick temperature changes. (Courtesy of Xiangfeng Duan and Xiang Xu)
Current aerogels used in spacecrafts crack under extended exposure to high temperatures, requiring scientists to frequently replace the insulator or abandon the technology altogether. The new aerogel called hBN aerogel that can withstand quick temperature changes. (Courtesy of Xiangfeng Duan and Xiang Xu)

The Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, which is housed by the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, provides care in neuropsychiatric and behavioral health. It received the highest honor for nursing in the country. (Daily Bruin file photo)
The Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, which is housed by the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, provides care in neuropsychiatric and behavioral health. It received the highest honor for nursing in the country. (Daily Bruin file photo)

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New method in testing drug effectiveness shows promise in treating rare cancers

UCLA researchers developed a new method of testing the efficiency of different cancer treatments by growing tumors derived from patients’ cancer cells in labs. A team of undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral faculty in the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center published a paper showing the technique was effective in determining the right treatments for patients with rare forms of cancer in Communications Biology, a Nature Research journal, Feb. Read more...

(Clara Vamvulescu/Daily Bruin)

The exhibit was created to provide more insight into the lives of patients affected by genetic disorders. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)
The exhibit was created to provide more insight into the lives of patients affected by genetic disorders. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)

UCLA researchers found developing fruit flies exhibited activity in their innermost eye cells before they were able to open their eyes. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Fruit fly brain cells offer potential insight on human synapse formation

UCLA researchers discovered a pattern in fruit fly brain cells that might help explain how human brains make connections between their brain cells. Orkun Akin, an assistant professor of neurobiology, and Bryce Bajar, a graduate student and first author on the paper, found developing fruit flies exhibited activity in their innermost eye cells before they were able to open their eyes. Read more...

UCLA researchers found developing fruit flies exhibited activity in their innermost eye cells before they were able to open their eyes. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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