Archive Tag: Research

Research has shown that in cities including Los Angeles, bus riders frequently spend 15 to 25 minutes or more each way waiting for a bus, which exposes them to pollution at intersections.
Christelle Snow/UCLA

With funding from the National Science Foundation and the California Air Resources Board, UCLA postdoctoral fellow Wonsik Choi from professor Suzanne Paulson’s lab (Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences), demonstrated that moving bus stop sites 120 feet away from intersections would substantially reduce the amount of pollution to which bus riders are exposed by waiting for a bus.  Read more

In the videos, a Latina nurse-therapist named Veronica provides basic information about depression and anxiety, therapeutic exercises and how to seek help.
UCLA Nursing video

UCLA Nursing professor, MarySue Heilemann, has found that culturally tailored multimedia directed toward Latina women may be an effective method to encourage these women to seek help for depression and anxiety. Heilemann collaborated with a Latino screenwriter-director to create short videos that tell the story of a fictional Latina woman and her journey managing symptoms of Read more

A mini brain organoid, with layered neural tissue and different groups of neural stem cells (in blue, red and magenta) giving rise to neurons (green).
UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Cell Reports

UCLA researchers have found a way to create simplified human brain tissue using stem cells, which provides a more convenient method to study the brain and neurological diseases. The researchers call these tissues “mini brain organoids”, which are similar to the human brain in several ways; for example, the anatomy of the brain organoids resembles that of the human cortex, Read more

Discovery Neuroscience Demonstration Project: Using tools to reveal the role of specific brain regions in depression

Studies looking at depression in humans and models of depression in animals show that depression involves changes in a part of the brain called the striatum. The striatum controls how we process rewards and attribute value to our experiences, while also regulating our goal-directed and habitual actions. Read more