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Health - May 16
UCLA bioengineers and their colleagues have developed a new type of insulin that could help prevent hypoglycemia in people who use the drug to manage diabetes. The treatment is being evaluated for potential clinical trials and, if successful, could change diabetes care. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Health - May 13

FINDINGS. Private insurers covering people receiving treatment for dialysis paid four times more than government insurance programs such as Medicare paid for the same service. The study found that government programs paid, on average, $248 per dialysis session, compared with $1,041 per session for people with private insurance.

Health - May 9

It began as a modest investment of space and money — an unused, raised outdoor planter bed at UCLA's Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and $350 worth of plants, soil and gardening tools.

Innovation - May 7

UCLA is the new home of the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, the $140 million national institute leading the transformation of the manufacturing industry for U.S. competitiveness and energy productivity through the power of data.

Environment - May 2

A new exhibition at the Fowler Museum at UCLA will feature 48 photographs by journalist Victoria Lautman of monumental manmade water storage systems from India called stepwells, which are also known as baolis , vavs and kunds in various parts of the country.

Life Sciences - May 1

Psychiatrist Dr. Jonathan Flint has been named a fellow of the Royal Society, an academy that includes some of the world's most eminent scientists. He is among 51 scientists named as a fellow of the Royal Society in 2019.

Pharmacology - May 13

Tuberculosis is a potentially deadly though curable disease. Each year about 10 million people develop active cases, and 1.6 million people die. In addition, about 1.7 billion people around the world are infected with TB bacteria, which can lie dormant for weeks to years, then become active and cause disease in up to 10 percent of those who are infected.

Music - May 8

UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance has unveiled its 2019-20 season, a lineup that honors “We, the People” — as artists, performers, thought leaders, change-makers and spectators.

Social Sciences - May 6

Under the leadership of Dean Darnell Hunt, faculty in the Division of Social Sciences in the UCLA College are focused on building a big data infrastructure that will prepare students for data science degrees and careers.

Music - May 2

The unlikely friendship between a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust and the great-grandson of a legendary composer, whose work was embraced by Adolf Hitler, inspired the creation of the opera “ Lost Childhood, “ which will have its world premiere staged production at UCLA's Freud Playhouse on May 17.

Health - May 1

A team of researchers from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center , Cedars-Sinai Cancer and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has identified 34 genes that are associated with an increased risk for developing the earliest stages of ovarian cancer.

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