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magnetic materials

Predicting How Electromagnetic Waves Interact with Materials at the Smallest Scales

UCLA Samueli engineers have developed a new tool to model how magnetic materials, which are used in smartphones and other communication devices, interact with...
solar cell

Dual-Layer Solar Cell Developed at UCLA Sets Record for Efficiently Generating...

Materials scientists from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have developed a highly efficient thin-film solar cell that generates more energy from sunlight than typical solar...
Brain Cell Connections, Sleep apnea, Prostate cancer, pulmonary hypertension, chronic disease, heart failure

Methyl Marks on RNA Discovered to Be Key to Brain Cell...

Findings Methyl chemical groups dot lengths of DNA, helping to control when certain genes are accessible by a cell. In new research, UCLA scientists have...
traumatic brain injury

Neuroscientist Identifies Biomarker for Traumatic Brain Injury

Anew UCLA study in rats shows that levels of a molecule called LPA rise quickly in several sites of the brain after traumatic brain...
mechanoceuticals

UCLA Bioengineers Use Magnetic Force to Manage Pain

UCLA bioengineers have demonstrated that a gel-like material containing tiny magnetic particles could be used to manage chronic pain from disease or injury. Broadly,...
endothelial lining

UCLA Researchers Discover How the Body Regenerates Blood Vessel Lining

Normal wear and tear damages the blood vessel lining, which is called the endothelial lining. The body, however, has the ability to initiate molecular...
artificial intelligence device

UCLA Engineers Develop Artificial Intelligence Device That Identifies Objects at the...

A team of UCLA electrical and computer engineers has created a physical artificial neural network — a device modeled on how the human brain works...
Virtual Realityvideo

UCLA Researcher Uses Virtual Reality to Understand How Animals Perceive Space

Nobody thinks much about how to navigate from the sofa to refrigerator. Memorizing sensory cues along the way, like the sight of the dining...
heart failure

Drugs for Heart Failure Are Still Under-Prescribed, Years After Initial Study

Findings A UCLA-led study found that many people with heart failure do not receive the medications recommended for them under guidelines set by the American College...
Semiconductor

Engineers Develop World’s Most Efficient Semiconductor Material for Thermal Management

Working to address “hotspots” in computer chips that degrade their performance, UCLA engineers have developed a new semiconductor material, defect-free boron arsenide, that is...

Military Personnel Show Brain Changes Similar to Those in Retired Football...

Findings In a small study of military personnel who had suffered head trauma and had reported memory and mood problems, UCLA researchers found brain changes...
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...