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UCLA Doctors Use Magnetic Stimulation to ‘Rewire’ the Brain for People...

Americans spend billions of dollars each year on antidepressants, but the National Institutes of Health estimates that those medications work for only 60 percent to...

UCLA Researchers Find Antibiotic-resistant Genes in Parks in Four California Cities

The anxiety over antibiotic-resistant superbugs, which are responsible for 23,000 deaths a year in the United States, is likely to grow in California, following...

Sound Over Silicon: Computing’s Wave of the Future

As computer parts grow tinier -- billions of transistors are now packed onto silicon chips the size of a fingernail -- silicon’s performance shrinks...

Team Measures Effects of Sentence Structure in the Brain

When we learn to read, we say one word at a time. But how does the brain actually put words together when we read...
transplanted hand

Patient Makes Dramatic Recovery from Amputation to Transplanted Hand

In October 2016, Jonathan Koch, a 51-year-old entertainment executive from Los Angeles, underwent a 17-hour procedure to replace the hand he lost to a...
green building

Green Building Programs Show Big Results for Big Buildings

Each year in Los Angeles, certified green buildings keep 319 million pounds of greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere — the equivalent of not...
brain injuriesvideo

UCLA Researchers’ Finding Holds Promise for Treating Children after Brain Injuries

A new biological marker may help doctors identify children at risk of poor outcomes after a traumatic brain injury, UCLA scientists report in a...

TU Delft students win Hyperloop Pod Competition

The excitement was tangible at the Award Ceremony for SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod Competition. Amid great interest, the TU Delft students won the competition in...
HIV prevention

CDC Guidelines for HIV Prevention Regimen May Not Go Far Enough,...

Anew study from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health suggests modifying federal health guidelines related to the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent...

Iowa State physicists win W.M. Keck Foundation grant to develop nanoscope

Researchers from Iowa State University’s department of physics and astronomy are working to build a powerful instrument capable of exploring and tuning materials in ways that...
social media

The teenage brain on social media

The findings in a new UCLA study shed light on the influence of peers and much more

A magical material that can supercharge your iPhone (or Prius)

Imagine a power source that could charge your phone in 30 seconds and your electric car in three minutes — one that is so environmentally-friendly that...
over-prescribing antibiotics

How to stop over-prescribing antibiotics

Visual cues, regular reminders and requiring justifications are among the techniques showing promise

Aliso Canyon, Methane, and Global Climate: A Conversation with Paul Wennberg

On October 23, 2015, the Aliso Canyon underground storage facility for natural gas in the San Fernando Valley—the fourth largest of its kind in...
Human Migration

Spreading Seeds by Human Migration

Researchers find corn grown in home and community gardens by immigrant farmers is more genetically diverse than what can be purchased commercially

California Blowout Led to Largest U.S. Methane Release Ever

The Aliso Canyon natural gas well blowout, first reported on Oct. 23, 2015, released over 100,000 tons of the powerful greenhouse gas methane before the...

Double Dose of Bad Earthquake News

Researchers find that earthquakes on thrust faults can spread 10 times farther to a second nearby thrust fault than previously thought

Turbulence in bacterial cultures

Cultures of motile bacteria exhibit swirling patterns with a high level of self-organization that are reminiscent of classical turbulence. However, to describe these adequately,...

Non-invasive test predicts death risk from heart disease 

A noninvasive scan that determines the extent of plaque buildup in the heart accurately predicts the likelihood of heart attack or death over a...