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climate change

UCLA Research Puts Wildfire Risk into Historic Context

This month’s wildfires in Northern California have been the deadliest in United States history, with more than 40 deaths, hundreds still missing and widespread...
robots

Flexible ‘Skin’ Can Help Robots, Prosthetics Perform Everyday Tasks by Sensing...

If a robot is sent to disable a roadside bomb — or delicately handle an egg while cooking you an omelet — it needs...
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Study Reveals Reciprocal Activity of Brain Proteins Necessary for Learning and...

Findings A UCLA team reports that a protein called IDOL targets and prevents overproduction of the synaptic protein ApoER2, an adjustment that allows connections between...
Brain Region

UCLA Study Shows Cell Diversity of a Key Brain Region

UCLA researchers have shown for the first time a comprehensive picture of cell diversity in the amygdala, a vital brain region involved in the...
zika

Better ‘Mini Brains’ could help Scientists Identify Treatments for Zika-Related Brain...

UCLA researchers have developed an improved technique for creating simplified human brain tissue from stem cells. Because these so-called “mini brain organoids” mimic human...
climate changevideo

Climate Change could Bring much Earlier Water Runoff in Sierra Nevada...

California has taken a wild weather ride over the past two years: A historic drought finally came to an end, and the winter of...
brain cancer

Combination Treatment Targeting Glucose in Advanced Brain Cancer Shows Promising Results...

Findings UCLA scientists have discovered a potential combination treatment for glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer in adults. The three-year study led by David...
HIV

Researchers Create Molecule That Could ‘Kick and Kill’ HIV

Current anti-AIDS drugs are highly effective at making HIV undetectable and allowing people with the virus to live longer, healthier lives. The treatments, a...
cancer

New Method to Measure Cell Stiffness Could Lead to Improved Cancer...

UCLA biophysicists have developed a new method to rapidly determine a single cell’s stiffness and size — which could ultimately lead to improved treatments...
black tea

Black Tea May Help with Weight Loss, Too

UCLA researchers have demonstrated for the first time that black tea may promote weight loss and other health benefits by changing bacteria in the...
autism

Most Alternative Therapies for Treating Autism Show, at Best, Inconclusive Benefits

Dr. Shafali Jeste knows well the desperation of a parent seeking a cure for their child with autism spectrum disorder. As a clinician who...
nicotine

One E-Cigarette with Nicotine Leads to Adrenaline Changes in Nonsmokers’ Hearts

A new UCLA study has found that healthy nonsmokers experienced increased adrenaline levels in their hearts after one electronic cigarette with nicotine. The findings are...
flexible device

Thin, Flexible Device Could Provide Efficient Cooling for Mobile Electronics –...

Engineers and scientists from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and SRI International, a nonprofit research and development organization based in...
obsessive-compulsive disorder

Behavioral Therapy Increases Connectivity in Brains of People with OCD

UCLA researchers report that people with obsessive-compulsive disorder, when treated with a special form of talk therapy, demonstrate distinct changes in their brains as...
catalysis

UCLA, Japanese Scientists Discover New Way to Speed up Chemical Reactions

Ateam of scientists and engineers from UCLA and Japan’s University of Shizuoka has discovered a new mode of enzyme catalysis, the process that speeds...
stroke

Device Used to Close Small Hole in Heart May Protect Against...

A device used to close a small hole in the heart may benefit certain stroke patients by providing an extra layer of protection for those...
Holographic microscope

Device Provides Scientists with Clearest View of Sperm’s Motion in 3-D

Scientists have been able to observe sperm cells since the invention of the optical microscope. But capturing their unique swimming motion in 3-D has...
melanoma

Adding Modified Herpes Virus to Immunotherapy Shows Promise for Treating Advanced...

Findings In a two-year study at UCLA, nearly two-thirds of people with advanced melanoma responded positively to a treatment that combines the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab...
sleep problems

Why One Teenager May Need More — or Less — Sleep...

Sleep problems contribute to a number of mental health issues in adolescents, researchers say. But a lingering question is whether some teens need more...
Heart Disease

Gene Therapy Using ‘Junk DNA’ Could Lower Risk for Heart Disease

Findings Scientists from UCLA and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute successfully used a gene that suppresses cholesterol levels as part of a treatment to reduce...