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Snail memory study offers hope to trauma victims

Scientists have managed to erase memories in common marine snails, a finding that could lead to new treatments for human victims of post-traumatic stress disorder, the researchers said on Tuesday. Full story

Jimmy Wong makes "Ching Chong" a love song

   While other YouTubers lashed out against UCLA student Alexandra Wallace's "Asians in the Library" rant, Jimmy Wong wrote a love song to her. MSBNC.com's Thomas Roberts reports.

Digital Life: UCLA student's 'Asians' rant ignites YouTube responses

Jimmy Wong, a lot of people ching chong you. (It means they love you.)If you're not laughing, then you haven't seen Wong's YouTube video, "Asians in the Library Song," one of many video responses to UCLA student Alexandra Wallace's rant about Asians in the libra … Full story

Race for better biofuels heats up

Scientists who engineer microbes to efficiently produce biofuels from plants and algae are busy reporting breakthroughs that could wean us from fossil fuels — offering a glimmer of hope to consumers eyeing gas prices skyrocket. Full story

College freshmen troubled — but optimistic

This year's class of U.S. college freshmen is reporting record-low levels of emotional health, with more students saying they frequently felt overwhelmed by work as high school seniors, according to an annual survey being released Thursday. Full story

Chubby babies 'obese' as early as 9 months

Nearly 32 percent of babies were overweight or obese at 9 months, according to a new study of 7,500 children. By the time the kids were 2 years old, that number had nudged up to more than 34 percent. Full story

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  Quake experts learn from Haiti's devastation

Scientists met at UCLA to discuss the lessons learned from previous earthquakes and how cities situated on fault lines—like Seattle—should prepare for "The Big One."  NBC's George Lewis reports.

  Bad Religion’s Graffin on faith, evolution

The lead singer of the iconic punk band – and UCLA professor – joins the Morning Joe gang to discuss his book, “Anarchy Evolution,” and the common threads between punk music and science.

  The Pulse of Commerce

A look at what the Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index, which is based on real-time fuel consumption data for truckers, says about the US economy, with David Lutz, of Stifel Nicolaus, and Edward Leamer, a UCLA professor.

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UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation's "2011 Taste For A Cure" - Arrivals

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 15: Director of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Judith Gasson and David Kronemyer attend UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation's "2011 Taste for a Cure" at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on April 15, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.