COVID-19 antibody tests play a significant role in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, UCLA faculty said. Access to antibody tests for the UCLA community has increased lately. (Emily Dembinski/Illustrations director)
There has been increased access to certified antibody testing in the UCLA community, which UCLA faculty said plays an important role in understanding the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Los Angeles County residents should take precautions against a disease spread by mosquitoes, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said.
West Nile virus, a virus transmitted to humans by a mosquito bite from an infected mosquito, can invade the central nervous system and be deadly.
The University of California announced plans to phase out single-use plastics on campuses by 2023, as part of the University’s plan to achieve zero waste.
The policy will eliminate the use of plastic bags in dining and retail locations by Jan.
For students studying science and engineering, research often comes up as a potential career path.
Lexi Kwon, a second-year physics student, said she started to look for research opportunities to see if research was the right career for her.
Black and Latino residents of Los Angeles County are about twice as likely as their white counterparts to die from COVID-19 complications.
A study published July 27 by the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative, compared COVID-19 case and death rates in LA County across several ethnic, racial and income demographics.
Flossie Wong-Staal – the most cited female scientist of the 1980s – shaped today’s understanding of HIV, said Jerome Zack, a UCLA microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics professor.
A UCLA professor received a grant to develop a new treatment that could make COVID-19 vaccines more effective.
Song Li, the chair of Samueli School of Engineering’s bioengineering department, received a $149,916 grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to create a vaccine booster that could help the body defend against the coronavirus.
UCLA researchers have developed a smart glove that converts American Sign Language into spoken English.
The glove uses stretchable sensors and a circuit board to wirelessly send signals to a smartphone app – also developed by the researchers – which translates hand gestures into English.
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Five former patients filed 17 additional charges of felony sexual misconduct against former UCLA doctor James Heaps at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday morning.
Prior to the new charges, Heaps faced criminal charges from two former patients for two counts of sexual battery and one count of sexual exploitation by a physician.
Heaps was a UCLA Health obstetrician-gynecologist from February 2014 to June 2018 and previously worked part-time at the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center.
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