Six UCLA stem cell scientists awarded more than $8 million in state grants

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Six scientists with the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA were awarded more than $8 million in grants from California's state stem cell agency on May 3 to investigate basic mechanisms underlying stem cell biology and differentiation. Shuo Lin ($1,382,400) Professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology in the UCLA Division of Life Sciences; and William Lowry ($1,354,230)Assistant professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology in the UCLA Division of Life Sciences

Life Sciences Professor Steven E. Jacobsen elected to the National Academy of Sciences

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Steven E. Jacobsen, UCLA professor in the Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator was elected be a member of The National Academy of Sciences. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a scientist or engineer.

Can Traumatic Memories Be Erased?

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Could veterans of war, rape victims and other people who have seen horrific crimes someday have the traumatic memories that haunt them weakened in their brains? In a new study, David Glanzman, UCLA professor of Integrative Biology and Physiology, and his colleagues report a discovery that may make the reduction of such memories a reality.

Scientists Engineer Nanoscale Vaults to Encapsulate 'Nanodisks' for Better Drug Delivery

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A UCLA research team led by Leonard H. Rome and including Daniel B. Toso and Z. Hong Zhou from the UCLA Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, have developed a new and potentially far more effective means of targeted drug delivery using nanotechnology.

UCLA Study Identifies Cell of Origin for Squamous Cell Cancer

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This recent study on squamous cell cancers by Andrew White, postdoctoral fellow, and William Lowry, assistant professor, in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, could result in new strategies to treat and potentially prevent the disease.

Life Sciences Prof. Jeffrey H. Miller elected a Fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Life Sciences professor Jeffrey H. Miller was today elected a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Previous Fellows have included George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill.

Come On, I Thought I Knew That!

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Robert Bjork, distinguished professor of psychology and co-principal investigator at the Bjork Learning and Forgetting Lab at UCLA, was quoted on Monday in a New York Times article on new research about how we learn and remember.

A Way To Fight the AIDS Virus With A Virus

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A study co-authored by James Lloyd-Smith, UCLA assistant professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and U.C. San Diego biochemist Leor Weinberger found that, over 30 years, therapeutic interfering particles (TIPS) could reduce the number of people in Sub-Saharan Africa infected with HIV to one-thirtieth of the current level.

Could You Find Love With Your Look-Alike?

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Kerri Johnson, UCLA assistant professor of communication studies and psychology, was quoted in an ABC News online article about a dating website that matches couples based on their facial similarities.