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MIMG in the News, 2011


December 20, 2011

Is a cure for the common cold on the way?

In the northern hemisphere, cold and flu season is upon us.  But the coughing, wheezing and spluttering masses that hit the streets each winter could, some scientists hope, soon be a thing of the past .... [ more ]

December 7, 2011

7 UCLA professors named fellows by American Association for the Advancement of Science

Seven UCLA scholars have been selected as fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society and the publisher of the journal Science .... [ more ]

November 29, 2011

UCLA scientists engineer blood stem cells to fight melanoma

Researchers from UCLA's cancer and stem cell centers have demonstrated for the first time that blood stem cells can be engineered to create cancer-killing T-cells that seek out and attack a human melanoma. The researchers believe the approach could be useful in about 40 percent of Caucasians with this malignancy .... [ more ]

November 29, 2011

Renowned Cancer Researcher Dr. Owen Witte Named by President Obama to Serve on the President’s Cancer Panel

Dr. Owen Witte, founding director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA and a renowned cancer researcher, was selected today by President Barack Obama to serve on the President's Cancer Panel .... [ more ]

July 05, 2011

Old life capable of revealing new tricks after all

Energy-storage capacity of ancient microorganism could lead to power source for synthetic cells — Archaea are among the oldest known life-forms, but they are not well understood .... [ more ]

June 20, 2011

2011 Rita Allen Foundation Grant Awarded to Dr. Hallem

Rita Allen Foundation Announces Major Grants to Scholars Medical Researchers Receive Funding — The Rita Allen Foundation today announced the names of seven prominent researchers in biomedical science who will receive a total of $3,550,000 in grants as 2011 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars. .... [ more ]