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.
UCLA xenograft research has the potential to change the way that people with sarcoma and other cancers are treated.
Professor Douglas Black and colleagues found that not all protein aggregates in brain cells are toxic.
The new consortium could not only help generate life-saving treatments, but also create significant economic activity from spin-off companies to licenses and collaborations with industry.
Daniel Blumstein, a professor in the UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is the recipient of the 2017 Gold Shield Faculty Prize, presented annually by Gold Shield, Alumnae of UCLA.
UCLA research findings show changes in same genes that clipped the sea bird’s wings cause human bone disorders.
Scientists from UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco sequenced the genome of a tiny, single-celled green alga.
The finding represents one of the clearest examples to date of the phenomenon — stretches of DNA that exist for no reason other than promoting their own inheritance — at the molecular level.
In bright light, mammals rapidly recycle spent pigments via a process that ensures photoreceptors retain levels of light-sensitive pigments sufficient for uninterrupted sight.
Chef Massimo Bottura, whose Osteria Francescana is among the world’s most highly regarded restaurants, will appear at the fifth annual public lecture.
Studying the animals’ bones, UCLA biologists found injuries to shoulders and backs after likely attacks on large prey.
UCLA Ph.D. student Andy Tay writes about a crucial a challenge to long-distance space travel — overcoming the long-term effects of microgravity on our bodies.
UCLA's Congo Basin Institute led a team of UCLA and Cameroonian students into a rain forest in central Africa to reopen a field station in a jungle with a thriving ecosystem with birds, elephants and monkeys.