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Alumni Profile: Kelsey Martin (MD/PhD ‘92)

Alumni Profile: Kelsey Martin (MD/PhD ‘92)

Dean Kelsey Martin (MD/PhD ‘92) never planned to become a physician, let alone the dean of UCLA’S medical school. In fact, as an undergraduate at Harvard, she majored in English and American Language and Literature. After graduating in 1979, she

Delivering the Lethal Blow: New Cancer Drug Inhibits DNA Repair

Delivering the Lethal Blow: New Cancer Drug Inhibits DNA Repair

Many standard cancer treatments, like radiotherapy and chemotherapy, attempt to create damage in the DNA of cancer cells. Unfortunately, these treatments are often ineffective because cancer cells can respond by activating their DNA repair pathway, allowing them to fix their

An Elephantine Test of Character

An Elephantine Test of Character

Elephant personality tests reveal unique traits Elephants are people, too! Or, at least, their personalities have a similar structure to those of humans. Different people have different personalities; some people are more social, while others are braver, or more aggressive.

Q&A: How Cold Can Water Get?

Q&A: How Cold Can Water Get?

Way colder than you’d think! In fact, water doesn’t always freeze when the temperature reaches zero degrees Celsius, the value regularly cited as the freezing point of water. Under certain conditions, water can undergo “supercooling” and exist in a liquid