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A UCLA-led international consortium of academic research institutions has been awarded a $21 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop better ways to prevent epilepsy following traumatic brain injuries.
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A UCLA-led international consortium of academic research institutions has been awarded a $21 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop better ways to prevent epilepsy following traumatic brain injuries. Over the course of the five-year grant, UCLA will receive $7.5 million from the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. UCLA will be Read more

UCLA research shows that the drug, ibudilast, reduces people’s craving for alcohol and appears to improve their ability to recover from a stressful situation.
Sebastian Hernandez/UCLA

UCLA researchers have discovered a new drug that could help people overcome alcoholism. Participants taking the medication, ibudilast, experienced significantly lower cravings for alcohol than when taking the placebo. Not only did ibudilast dampen alcohol cravings, but it also improved participants’ moods after being shown their preferred alcoholic beverage. Researchers also found Read more

Adriana Lleras-Muney
UCLA

Adriana Lleras-Muney—a professor of economics at UCLA—was one of three UCLA researchers to be awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by President Obama earlier this week. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Read more