IN THE NEWS
- Boosting 'cellular garbage disposal' can delay the aging process
UCLA Newsroom - May 06, 2013
David Walker, associate professor of Integrative Biology and Physiology, and his colleagues have identified a gene previously implicated in Parkinson's disease that can delay the onset of aging and extend the healthy life span of fruit flies. The research, they say, could have important implications for aging and disease in humans.
- UCLA Psychology professor, Robert Bjork, among newest fellows elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
UCLA Newsroom - April 24, 2013
UCLA Psychology Professor, Robert Bjork, is among the newest class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies and independent policy research centers.
- Blocking a key protein boosts immune system's ability to clear chronic infection
UCLA Newsroom - April 11, 2013
UCLA scientists have shown that temporarily blocking a protein critical to immune response actually helps the body clear itself of chronic infection. Published in the April 12 edition of the journal Science, the finding suggests new approaches to treating persistent viral infections like HIV and hepatitis C.
- Scientists decode genome of painted turtle, revealing clues to extraordinary adaptations
UCLA Newsroom - April 10, 2013
Humans could learn a thing or two from turtles, and scientists who have just sequenced the first turtle genome uncovered clues about how people can benefit from the shelled creatures' remarkable longevity and ability to survive for months without breathing.
- Public Tickets Now On Sale for UCLA’s Science & Food Lecture Series
L.A. Magazine - April 2, 2013
Public tickets for the extremely popular, second-annual campus "Science and Food" lecture series, taught by food scientist Amy Rowat,are now available.
- Predicting hotspots for future flu outbreaks
UCLA Newsroom - March 13, 2013
Thomas Smith, director of the UCLA Center for Tropical Research and professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Trevon Fuller, a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Tropical Research have developed a technique that allows us to predict sites where human and bird viruses could mix and generate a future pandemic.
May 28 4:00 PM
UCLA Science Faculty Research Colloquium
Dr. Elissa Hallem, assistant professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
“Host-seeking behaviors of parasitic nematodes”
Venue: 1425 Physics and Astronomy Building