In 47 countries, the minimum legal age for employment is below 15, despite evidence that work at an early age is associated with negative effects on health and education.
The invention relies in part on another UCLA invention, photonic time stretch.
The approach could offer a way to manufacture more effective filters that use high-performance plastics and carbon materials.
Research brief: A gene on the X-chromosome may help explain why more women than men develop autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis.
The new hydrogel is more porous and effective in promoting tissue repair and regeneration compared to hydrogels that are currently available.
Their findings could lead to new methods to get the body's repair enzyme to work better.
Of mice that received high doses of radiation, nearly all that received a compound developed by UCLA scientists survived.
Research brief: UCLA researchers developed a drug delivery system that can break through the blood-brain barrier.
The findings suggest that such programs are a promising approach toward improving the psychological health of patients and caregivers.
The system could help reduce errors in differentiating ductal carcinoma in situ, a noninvasive type of cancer, from breast atypia.
The findings highlight the importance of learning how genetic variants or mutations are passed from parents to children affected with autism.
Research brief: Eliminating a key protein responsible for the activation of bone loss shows potential for controlling such loss.
The initiative addresses inequalities faced by the disadvantaged communities that have suffered disproportionately from the health effects of pollution.
The observation helps explain why, as people age, the prostate tends to grow, leading to an increased risk for cancer and other conditions.
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.
A Finnish study that included researchers from UCLA harnessed the DNA from nearly 20,000 people to identify genetic mutations that may increase the risk of diabetes, high cholesterol and other diseases and conditions.
Research brief: The study recommends that the new procedure should become the standard of care.
Researchers will study the DNA of endangered and threatened animals and plants to help preserve species and learn which are most vulnerable to climate change.
Research brief: The study, involving more than 500 people, was nearly 10 times the size of any previous study of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.
Does the physicist’s theory tell the full story? A detailed analysis of a star’s orbit near supermassive black hole gives a look into how gravity behaves.
The research addresses a longstanding question: Why does the moon have so much less ice than Mercury, despite their similar surface conditions?
When fathers are involved in the care of their children, men and women are more upset about infidelities, according to the UCLA-led cross-cultural research.
Programs on mindfulness — the practice of using meditation to tap into emotions, thoughts and sensations — also may be beneficial for stress relief.
The study opens the door to research that could determine which bacteria need to be “turned down” to limit their negative effects in transplant patients.
The new process creates a material that’s at least five times tougher than any glass currently available.