The finding by a UCLA team may lead to new ways to convert petroleum waste into useful compounds.
Research has implications for health and disease, teamwork and collective behavior.
A detailed view of its core may lead to the development of targeted drugs.
The study is the first to establish a link between susceptibility to seizures and the gut microbiota — the 100 trillion or so bacteria and other microbes that reside in the human body’s intestines.
The research in marine snails could lead to new treatments to restore memories and alter traumatic ones in people with Alzheimer's disease and those dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Researchers led by UCLA’s Dr. Paul Krebsbach are the first to characterize the mechanism of the gene, and they found it regulates the molecular process that dictates cell growth and human development.
The team used molecular engineering to develop vaccines that use a common delivery method, or “single vector,” to carry protective antigens to the immune system.
The technique that uses cryo-electron microscopy should help scientists better understand disease-causing proteins.
The research explains concepts that were described nearly 90 years ago but had remained poorly understood until now.
The statistical analysis software the researchers have designed is more precise and reliable than previous methods.
The findings of this study could lead to the creation of new treatments for speech problems in people, including children with autism.
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.
UCLA research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is the first proof that a single material can be both static and moving.
The study, by UCLA and the University of Wisconsin, was based on analysis of specimens more than 3 billion years old.
Each is among 14 scientists nationally to be named by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute as HHMI professors. UCLA is tied for second in the number of 2017 recipients.
The protein, NOTCH1, was known to be a key player in the development of blood vessels in embryos, but researchers weren’t sure whether it was also critical to adults’ health.
The award from the John Templeton Foundation will help researchers address how much power individuals have over their own health.
UCLA researchers are using genetics to find out whether the elusive Southern California snake is an endangered species.
Elaine Hsiao, assistant professor of integrative biology and physiology, and Hosea Nelson, UCLA assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, are among 18 winners.
The grants totaling more than $10 million highlight innovative biomedical research projects.
UCLA biophysicists developed the technique and the measuring device.
UCLA School of Dentistry researchers develop a therapy incorporating diamond fragments to reduce the rate of relapse complications.
UCLA researchers’ study using zebrafish shows how the disease turns a repair mechanism into one that damages nerve cells. The findings could lead to treatments to prevent nerve damage in leprosy and other diseases.
UCLA anthropologist Susan Perry finds that older, sociable monkeys are more likely to develop mannerisms and then transmit them to others.
UCLA scientists report the first evidence that a gene outside the brain controls the ability to rebound from sleep deprivation.