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MIMG in the News, 2008

November 30, 2008

Can you hear me now? How the inner ear’s sensors are made

A UCLA study shows for the first time how microscopic crystals form sound and gravity sensors inside the inner ear. Located at the ends of cilia tiny cellular hairs in the ear that move and transmit signals these crystals play an important role in detecting sound, maintaining balance and regulating ....

October 23, 2008

UCLA develops safer, more effective TB vaccine for people with HIV

A new tuberculosis vaccine engineered by UCLA scientists specifically for HIV-positive people has been shown to be safer and more potent than the current TB vaccine in preclinical studies. A more effective TB vaccine may help curtail the global spread of the disease, especially in HIV-positive people, for whom ....

June 8, 2008

Researchers Create New PET-Scan Probe to Monitor Immune System

Researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have modified a common chemotherapy drug to create a new probe for positron emission tomography (PET), an advance that will allow them to model and measure the immune system in action and monitor its response to new therapies ....

March 31, 2008

UCLA Researchers Design Nanomachine that Kills Cancer Cells

Researchers from the Nano Machine Center at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have developed a novel type of nanomachine that can capture and store anticancer drugs inside tiny pores and release them into cancer cells in response to light. Known as a "nanoimpeller," the device is the first light-powered nanomachine that operates inside a living cell, a development ....

February 11, 2008

Scientists at UCLA Reprogram Human Skin Cells into Embryonic Stem Cells

UCLA stem cell scientists have reprogrammed human skin cells into cells with the same unlimited properties as embryonic stem cells, without using embryos or eggs.