A single protein may determine the size of scars, scientists say. Larger scars heighten the risk of future death from heart failure.
Research brief: The advance could accelerate large-scale testing and diagnosis of people with genetic and metabolic disorders.
Researchers also found that cognitive behavior therapy was the most effective approach for boosting the immune system.
Johnson, whose research focuses on understanding mechanisms of gene regulation, will take the helm on Sept. 1.
Amita Sehgal, a neuroscientist at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, won the award honoring excellence in basic science research.
The blood cells, part of the body's first line of defense against infection, have been notoriously difficult to genetically engineer.
The findings are critical for researchers aiming to develop muscle stem cells in the lab that can be used to combat disease.
The drug’s legalization and decriminalization have made detection especially important for preventing impaired driving, the authors say.
By repurposing drugs originally intended for other uses, scientists are pushing forward the fight against cancer.
The interplay between estrogen and a key gene holds clues in the search for new therapies, biologists say.
UCLA-led study shows how drought affects native amphibians, harbingers of what’s to come.
Scientists investigated how long the virus remained infectious on cardboard, metal and plastic.
UCLA paleobiologist’s pursuit to uncover Earth’s earliest record of life has spanned 60 years and counting.
Researchers found that Himba have the highest rate of “extra-pair paternity.” The term refers to a case in which a child is born to a married couple, but the husband is not the biological father.
Advanced statistical techniques enabled UCLA researchers to look backward in time hundreds of thousands of years without fossil DNA.
Wondering how to woo your crush this Valentine’s Day? When it comes to love, don’t wing it — take a lesson from the birds (and bees) instead.
Nobel, who is a plant physiological ecologist, is the world’s leading authority on the environmental biology of agaves and cacti.
UCLA-led research also finds that travel-related screening for coronavirus will identify less than half of those infected.
Nano-related science and art were on display during the UCLA-MindshareLA event, which underscored UCLA’s commitment to share the knowledge it’s creating beyond Westwood.
The results should be useful to scientists studying genes involved in sleep, vision, memory and many other processes in humans.
The advance could help scientists identify drugs to treat fibrosis, which plays a role in chronic kidney disease, liver cirrhosis and many other conditions.
UCLA researchers discovered differences in maternal and paternal X chromosomes that help explain sex differences in the immune system.
Dr. Zhijian “James” Chen won the 2019 Switzer Prize, which recognizes excellence in basic biological science.
The study, conducted in mice, is the first to show that creatine uptake is critical to the anti-tumor activities of what is known as killer T cells, the foot soldiers of the immune system.
UCLA evolutionary biologist Blaire Van Valkenburgh links an increase in fractured teeth to a dwindling supply of the carnivores' prey.