The center, funded by a $1.8 million NSF grant, will develop the fundamental chemistry needed to prepare synthetic plastics in a novel way.
Research brief: UCLA scientists have discovered that histones act as an enzyme that converts copper into a usable form for cells.
The drug’s legalization and decriminalization have made detection especially important for preventing impaired driving, the authors say.
“Teaching is all about the students. We must challenge them, support them, make them feel connected to the class and give them opportunities to do amazing things.”
UCLA paleobiologist’s pursuit to uncover Earth’s earliest record of life has spanned 60 years and counting.
UCLA is tied for fifth in the number of professors honored this year as early-career scientists and scholars who are rising stars of science.
The key is a new catalyst: copper with a few atoms of the precious metal ruthenium.
Report from Web of Science Group identifies researchers in 21 fields whose work was most often referenced by other papers.
A new method used to study planets’ geochemistry implies that Earth is not unique.
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.