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herbicide

Researchers Discover Natural Product That Could Lead to New Class of...

A garden can be a competitive environment. Plants and unseen microorganisms in the soil all need precious space to grow. And to gain that space,...
antibody

Antibody Identifier Could Speed Development of Therapies for Cancer, Other Diseases

Aresearch team led by a UCLA bioengineer has developed a model to predict the extent to which new laboratory-designed antibodies will be able to...
Narcolepsy

Change in Brain Cells Linked to Opiate Addiction, Narcolepsy

Findings Two discoveries — one in the brains of people with heroin addiction and the other in the brains of sleepy mice — shed light...
photodetector

New Photodetector Could Improve Night Vision, Thermal Sensing and Medical Imaging

Using graphene, one of science’s most versatile materials, engineers from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have invented a new type of photodetector that...
semiconductors

Tiny Defects in Semiconductors Created ‘Speed Bumps’ for Electrons

UCLA scientists and engineers have developed a new process for assembling semiconductor devices. The advance could lead to much more energy-efficient transistors for electronics...
enzyme telomerasevideo

Scientists See Inner Workings of Enzyme Telomerase, Which Plays Key Roles...

Cancer, aging-related diseases and other illnesses are closely tied to an important enzyme called “telomerase.” UCLA researchers report in the journal Cell the deepest scientific understanding yet...
breast cancervideo

Despite Risk of Breast Cancer, Few Men Undergo Genetic Tests

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death among Americans. At least 10 percent of cancers are caused by inherited mutations in genes...
ketogenic diet

Gut Bacteria Play Critical Role in Anti-Seizure Effects of Ketogenic Diet

UCLA scientists have identified specific gut bacteria that play an essential role in the anti-seizure effects of the high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet. The study,...
Biomaterial

Biomaterial Developed at Ucla Helps Regrow Brain Tissue After Stroke in...

Anew stroke-healing gel created by UCLA researchers helped regrow neurons and blood vessels in mice whose brains had been damaged by strokes. The finding is...
zika virus

Lab-Confirmed Prenatal Exposure to Zika Is Linked to Cardiac Defects in...

Findings For the first time, researchers have found evidence that infants with laboratory confirmation of Zika exposure before birth have a higher prevalence of major...
therapies for cancer

First Description of mEAK-7 Gene Could Suggest Path Toward Therapies for...

For years, researchers have known that a gene called EAK-7 plays an important role in determining how long worms will live. But it remained...
cardiac arrest

Study Identifies Receptor That May Be Targeted to Repair the Heart...

Studies have shown that a simple treatment called lipid emulsion therapy — fatty acids administered intravenously — can heal damage to the heart after...
regenerative medicine

UCLA Engineer Develops 3D Printer That Can Create Complex Biological Tissues

A UCLA bioengineer has developed a technique that uses a specially adapted 3D printer to build therapeutic biomaterials from multiple materials. The advance could be...
Alzheimer’s disease

How a Small Molecule Halts the Spread of a Toxic Protein...

Alzheimer’s disease destroys brain cells in part by promoting the formation of insoluble clumps that contain a protein called tau. Not only are these...
mortality rates

Study Suggests Older Surgeons Produce Lower Mortality Rates in Emergency Procedures

Findings Researchers from UCLA and several other institutions found surgeries performed by older surgeons — age 50 and up — have lower patient mortality rates...
infertility and miscarriagevideo

UCLA Research May Explain Some Causes of Infertility and Miscarriage

A new study in the journal Nature Cell Biology has uncovered information about a key stage that human embryonic cells must pass through just before...
benzodiazepine

Doctors Prescribe Opioids at High Rates to Those at Increased Overdose...

The number of first-time prescriptions for opioid drugs has not risen since about 2010, according to UCLA researchers. However, patients taking a class of...
marine fish

Marine Fish Won an Evolutionary Lottery 66 Million Years Ago

Why do our oceans contain such a staggering diversity of fish of so many different sizes, shapes and colors? A UCLA-led team of biologists...
cold soresvideo

UCLA Study Produces Clearest Images to Date of HSV-1, the Virus...

UCLA researchers have produced the clearest 3-D images to date of the virus that causes cold sores, herpes simplex virus type 1, or HSV-1....
melanoma

Discovery of 4 Subtypes of Melanoma Points to New Treatment Approaches

Findings Melanoma, a relatively rare but deadly skin cancer, has been shown to switch differentiation states — that is, to regress to an earlier stage...