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Few women with history of breast cancer and ovarian cancer take a recommended genetic test

UCLA's Christopher Childers says the relevant genetic mutations can be easily detected through blood or saliva analysis.

UCLA In the News August 18, 2017

The ACLU will no longer defend hate groups protesting with firearms. How gorgeous summer days can make you miserable. And more.

UCLA In the News August 17, 2017

UCLA is ranked No. 12 in the world on an academic list by ShanghaiRanking. When white nationalists' genetic tests show African ancestry. And more.

Biologist Karen Sears' research featured at Natural History Museum

The exhibit Extreme Mammals' highlights two areas of her laboratory's research — the origins of bats' wings and the evolution of marsupials.

Aug. 22: 'Dirty Dancing' at the Hammer

The 1987 hit will screen for free at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22 as part of the Hammer's Shake It Off series of dance-themed movies.

UCLA In the News August 16, 2017

UCLA planetary scientist gives solar eclipse advice. Grain-free pet food is likely not better, veterinarians say. And more.

Q&A with Rosa Gaiarsa, head of collections at the UCLA Film and Television Archive

In this interview the head of collections for the UCLA Film and Television Archive discusses her job and how she got into film preservation.

UCLA ranked No. 2 public university in U.S., No. 12 overall in the world

The Academic Ranking of World Universities, which uses six criteria to measure excellence, is compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

UCLA scientists invite public to free eclipse-watching event

Public event, featuring filtered solar telescopes for safe viewing, will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 21.

For post-menopausal women, vaginal estrogens do not raise risk of cancer, other diseases

UCLA-led study is the first to examine potential adverse health effects in users of vaginal estrogen compared with non-users.

Mann UCLA Community School successfully opens its ninth grade

UCLA and the Los Angeles Unified School District are working together to replicate the success of their school partnership in Koreatown in South L.A.

UCLA In the News August 15, 2017

People still believe some myths about the solar eclipse. Scientists find a new way to activate stem cells to grow hair. And more.

Revealing the history of genocide against California's Native Americans

In his award-winning book, UCLA professor Benjamin Madley meticulously details state-sanctioned killing and also intrepid resilience.

Scholars dig into nationwide survey of post-election data at conference

A national network of researchers gathered at UCLA to dissect findings on race, ethnicity and politics all derived from the same innovative and singular data set.

UCLA researchers demonstrate new material that could aid body's cellular repair process

The injectable hydrogel works by forming a scaffold inside a wound that new tissue can grow around.

UCLA In the News August 14, 2017

Leaving town at rush hour? Here's how far you'll get. Do short haircuts cause balding? And more.

UCLA scientists identify a new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

The research may lead to new drugs that could promote hair growth for people with baldness or alopecia, which is hair loss linked to such factors such as hormonal imbalance, stress, aging or chemotherapy.

Findings pave way for three-drug combination treatment for childhood leukemia

The regimen devised by UCLA researchers has proven to kill cancer cells and eradicate acute lymphoblastic leukemia in mouse models.

A tiny fraction of oceans could satisfy the world's fish demand

UCLA environmental scientist co-authored a study that maps where fish and seafood can be sustainably farmed.

UCLA In the News August 11, 2017

A study finds that healthier workers are more productive. A new look at how Latinos are powering the U.S. economy. And more.

System creates 3-D images of tissue samples without conventional lenses

Hologram technology developed at UCLA could lead to easier and less costly diagnoses of chronic diseases in remote areas and developing countries.

A day to celebrate at UCLA's 2017 All-Staff Picnic

Some 5,000 UCLA staffers got together on Dickson Plaza for the 13th edition of the annual mid-summer break.

Atmospheric scientist recognized with highest award from the American Meteorological Society

Distinguish professor Kuo-Nan Liou has been named recipient of the 2018 Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal.

Aug. 16: 2017 Voice Awards at Royce Hall

Event spotlights individuals and entertainment productions that provide hope and support to past and present service members who have faced mental health and addiction challenges.

UCLA faculty voice: No, the laws of Australia don't override the laws of mathematics

John Villasenor on why the Australian government's recent push to force technology companies to break into end-to-end encryption is futile.

UCLA In the News August 10, 2017

Can a better night's sleep in a 'hipster' bus replace flying? The invisible poems hidden in one of the world's oldest libraries. And more.

Michael Teitell named director of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Teitell, a renowned molecular immunologist and biochemist, was chosen after a national search and assumed leadership on Aug. 8.

Volunteers needed for Chancellor's Bruin Game Day parties

Duties for helping out at the home football games include greeting guests, staffing the check-in tables and distributing water bottles, temporary tattoos and other giveaways.

Sleep biology discovery could lead to new insomnia treatments that don't target the brain

UCLA scientists report the first evidence that a gene outside the brain controls the ability to rebound from sleep deprivation.

Women are making progress toward gender balance in the social sciences

At UCLA, the proportion of female faculty in these fields has grown dramatically since the 1980s, but there is still room for improvement.

Professor helps launch conference on artificial intelligence and neuroscience

Alyson Fletcher, UCLA assistant professor of statistics, and colleagues are bringing together researchers to discuss challenges in understanding how the human brain works.

Women are making progress toward gender balance in the social sciences

At UCLA, the proportion of female faculty in these fields has grown dramatically since the 1980s, but there is still of room for improvement.

UCLA In the News August 9, 2017

Contentious memo strikes a nerve inside Google and out. Is Airbnb causing your rent to go up? And more.

Anthem to replace OptumRx for PPO pharmacy benefits in 2018

This change takes eff Jan. 1, 2018

Summer program at UCLA helps build more diverse pipeline for health care field

The free, six-week program offers students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds classes, training and mentoring.

UCLA faculty voice: Celebrating indigenous peoples and how they gained a voice

On International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, Ulia Gosart takes stock of how far indigenous people have come on the world stage and how far they have to go.

Fowler Museum receives $250,000 grant for exhibition on African blacksmiths

The National Endowment of the Humanities has awarded the museum a $250,000 grant for Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths,' which is scheduled to open in June 2018.

UCLA In the News August 8, 2017

UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center is ranked No. 7 in the nation. The 2028 Olympics give Los Angeles a chance to imagine its future. And more.

An online summer gateway to a UCLA public policy education

Students in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs can get a head start on a public affairs minor by taking the class, now in its second year.

UCLA Health hospitals place No. 1 in Los Angeles, No. 7 nationally in prominent ranking

The survey's honor roll names only 20 medical centers; UCLA Health has appeared on that list for 28 consecutive years.

UCLA In the News August 7, 2017

The Holmby Hills estate that sold last year for $90 million is back on the market at $180 million. Trees in the Amazon make their own rain. And more.

UCLA Health and AccentCare create joint venture for post-acute care services

The new agency is designed to improve care for people after they have been discharged from the hospital.

UCLA launches program to train students on sustainable food, energy and water management

Those who complete the program will be prepared to fill a critical void in the workforce: helping growing urban centers thrive under the pressure of global climate change.

Study offers road map to personalized therapies for sarcoma, other aggressive cancers

UCLA xenograft research has the potential to change the way that people with sarcoma and other cancers are treated.

UCLA In the News August 4, 2017

A UCLA survey of first-year students across the country reveals some freshman trends. Los Angeles' rising rents could force 2,000 into homelessness. And more.

Social sciences professor named British Academy fellow

John Agnew, distinguished professor of geography and Italian, has been named a corresponding fellow of the British Academy.

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs establishes Latino policy think tank

The Latino Policy and Politics Initiative at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs will fill a critical research gap and provide a think tank around political, social and economic issues.

Faced with many options, men with prostate cancer get help choosing the right treatments

Software developed by a UCLA urologist helps men avoid decisions they might regret.

Summer send-offs help new UCLA students get ready for Bruin life

To help incoming Bruins prepare for life on campus, this summer members of the UCLA community are hosting more than 60 events around the world.

UCLA In the News August 3, 2017

Do your pets contribute to climate change? Your smartphone reduces brainpower, even if it's just sitting there. And more.