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Low-cost device

Low-Cost Device Generates Electricity Using Natural Cooling Phenomenon

When frost forms on the ground overnight even when temperatures are well above freezing, or water droplets appear on car windshields even...
cancer cells

Deep Learning Enables Scientists to Identify Cancer Cells in Blood in...

Researchers at UCLA and NantWorks have developed an artificial intelligence-powered device that detects cancer cells in a few milliseconds — hundreds of times faster than previous...
membrane filtration

Technique Could Make Better Membranes for Next-Generation Filtration

Deriving drinkable water from seawater, treating wastewater and conducting kidney dialysis are just a few important processes that use a technology called...
Alzheimer’s

Biochemists Discover New Insights into What May Go Awry in Brains...

More than three decades of research on Alzheimer’s disease have not produced any major treatment advances for those with the disorder, according...
intelligent cameras

Optical Neural Network Could Lead to Intelligent Cameras

UCLA engineers have made major improvements on their design of an optical neural network –a device inspired by how the human brain...
cancer

Nanocapsule Reaches Cancer That Has Spread to Central Nervous System in...

FindingsCancer that has spread to the central nervous system is notoriously difficult to treat. Now, UCLA researchers have...
air pollution

Air Quality App Influences Behavior by Linking Health to Environment

Nine out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air and 7 million die every year from air pollution, according to the World...
atomic motion

Atomic Motion Is Captured in 4D for the First Time

Everyday transitions from one state of matter to another — such as freezing, melting or evaporation — start with a process called...
antiviral therapy

Scientists Reveal DNA Packaging Mechanism of HSV-1, the Virus That Causes...

A new technique developed by researchers from the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA has allowed them to become the first scientists to clearly see...
cancer

Sprayable Gel Developed by UCLA-Led Team Could Help the Body Fight...

Many people who are diagnosed with cancer will undergo some type of surgery to treat their disease — almost 95 percent of...
dementia

UCLA Researchers Discover Genes Tied to Dementia in Key Early Step...

A UCLA-led research team has identified genetic processes involved in the neurodegeneration that occurs in dementia — an important step on the...
breast cancer therapy

UCLA Research Suggests Widely Used Breast Cancer Therapy Doesn’t Cause Cognitive...

UCLA researchers have found that commonly used hormone therapies for women diagnosed with breast cancer do not appear to cause significant cognitive...
Airborne Allergens

New Mobile Device Identifies Airborne Allergens Using Deep Learning

Findings UCLA researchers invented a portable device that uses holograms and machine learning to identify and measure airborne biological particles, or bioaerosols, that originate from...
Leukemia Treatment

Two-Cells-In-One Combo Could Be Platform to Bolster Leukemia Treatment

Researchers led by a UCLA bioengineer have developed a therapy — based on two types of cells joined into a single unit — that...
electronic activity

Electronic Activity Previously Invisible to Electron Microscopes Revealed at UCLA

The chips that drive everyday electronic gadgets such as personal computers and smartphones are made in semiconductor fabrication plants. These plants employ powerful transmission...
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,...