Early Detection of Disease possible through Saliva Tests
Integrative Biology and Physiology associate professor, Grace Xiao, and UCLA Dentistry Professor Dr. David Wong have conducted the most comprehensive analysis of RNA molecules in human saliva, and found that it contains many of the same disease-revealing molecules that are contained in blood. This could lead to a simple saliva test capable of diagnosing — at an early stage — diseases such as diabetes and cancer.
Rachelle Crosbie-Watson receives 2014 Lotus Award
Coalition Duchenne has granted its 2014 Lotus Award to UCLA professor Rachelle Crosbie-Watson from in recognition of her outstanding work in education, research, and awareness for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Tracy Johnson named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor
Tracy Johnson, associate professor of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology joins the community of HHMI professors who are working to change undergraduate science education. “These scientists are at the top of their respective fields and they bring the same creativity and rigor to science education that they bring to their research,” said HHMI President Robert Tjian. >>> read more
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