Research brief: The team developed an approach to visualizing structure called microcrystal electron diffraction, which allowed the researchers to confirm how the newly discovered molecular assembly pathway works.
Dr. Zhijian (James) Chen of the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas is the recipient. Chen has performed groundbreaking work on the mechanisms underlying the cellular response to infection.
High pressure deep inside the young Earth may have driven vast stores of carbon into the planet’s core while also setting the stage for diamonds to form.
UCLA researchers and colleagues have designed a first-of-its-kind nanogenerator that can work in remote areas because it provides its own power and does not need batteries. It also acts as a weather station.
A preview of the paper that was posted on the website ChemRxiv was downloaded 19,000 times in 24 hours, shattering the site’s previous record of 15,000 downloads in six months.
The research by Dr. Lin Jiang and his team included findings from computer software that assisted them in the drug selection process.
Hosea Nelson and Jose Rodriguez have been selected among 22 early career researchers for the awards which provides funding for work advancing human health.
A detailed view of its core may lead to the development of targeted drugs.
The professor emeritus won the 1997 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his pioneering research on the formation of adenosine triphosphate, or ATP — the cellular energy that drives all biological reactions.
The technique that uses cryo-electron microscopy should help scientists better understand disease-causing proteins.
Their technique would enable an average biochemistry laboratory to make its own sequences for only about $2 per gene, far less than the $50 to $100 per gene commercial vendors charge.
Chemistry professor has for years been praised by his students. The award, given every two years, was announced by Baylor University.
Scientists using a state-of-the-art UCLA instrument have witnessed a planetary-scale “tug-of-war” of life, deep Earth and the upper atmosphere that is expressed in atmospheric nitrogen.
Elaine Hsiao, assistant professor of integrative biology and physiology, and Hosea Nelson, UCLA assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, are among 18 winners.
The donation will support faculty members pursuing research with applications ranging from regenerative medicine to environmental sustainability.
Garg, one of three national finalists for a prestigious national teaching award, will share how he made organic chemistry one of UCLA’s most popular classes.
The new type of catalysis became apparent as the researchers were studying a substance with insecticidal properties that is naturally produced by fungi.
The UCLA study could eventually have applications in medicine, food science and other fields.
The gift, from Michael Jung, a distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and his wife, Alice, establishes an endowed chair in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery.
The new technique for breaking carbon–hydrogen bonds and making carbon–carbon bonds uses catalysts made of silicon and boron, which are abundant and inexpensive.
He helps people of all ages learn and appreciate the wonders of organic chemistry. Organic molecules are everywhere, including in food and medicine.
California Professor of the Year Neil Garg, who has been getting large numbers of UCLA students to love organic chemistry for years, has been selected as one of three finalists for the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching.
Modifying the structure of molybdenum trioxide could lead to laptop computers that fully charge in minutes, last for hours.
Chemical compound holds promise as cancer treatment with fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapy
The development of DZ-2384 by UCLA chemists led to an international research collaboration which found that the molecule appears to help fight several types of cancer.
UCLA is No. 2 among American public universities and No. 10 in the world, according to the U.S. News and World Report 2017 Best Global Universities rankings, published today.