Johnson, whose research focuses on understanding mechanisms of gene regulation, will take the helm on Sept. 1.
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The design could also be altered to detect other infectious diseases and airborne viral threats by continuously monitoring the air of indoor environments.
The award from the National Cancer Institute will fund a series of collaborative research projects over five years at UCLA.
The blood cells, part of the body's first line of defense against infection, have been notoriously difficult to genetically engineer.
A study in zebrafish identified how air pollutants contribute to the buildup of toxic proteins associated with the disease.
The program, called SuEIR, takes into account the number of cases categorized as susceptible, unreported, exposed, infectious and recovered.
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 team proposed a redesign of certain elements of a Los Angeles elementary school to improve its environmental sustainability.
Images of C/2019 Y4 breaking into more than two dozen fragments in recent days were captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.
“We hope our method could be used in the future to prepare treatments that can be performed at the patient’s bedside,” said UCLA’s Paul Weiss.
In a study using mice with bone defects in their skulls, the treatment reduced the size of the defects by an average of 50%.
The first installment features a discussion with professors Ren Sun, Dr. Otto Yang, Daniel Kamei and Eran Halperin.
The researchers’ approach could also eventually be used as a way to monitor the activity of volcanoes.
A team led by Andrea Bertozzi and Mason Porter will use mathematical modeling to provide insights to those developing strategies to mitigate the disease’s spread.
The findings, from a study by a UCLA-led team, could inform the development of precision antibiotics.
Predictive models have grossly underestimated the amount of climate-changing coarse dust, UCLA scientists say.
The interplay between estrogen and a key gene holds clues in the search for new therapies, biologists say.
The shields can be mass-produced using laser cutting and 3D injection molding, giving quick relief to health workers battling the pandemic.
Bioengineering professor Jacob Schmidt is working with Douglas Daniels, director of the Lux Labs at the UCLA Library, to manufacture face shields.
UCLA-led study shows how drought affects native amphibians, harbingers of what’s to come.
“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.”
Researchers used a new technology called scanning atomic electron tomography, which they developed.
The Eli and Edythe Broad Stem Cell Research Center recently named the winners of its campus-wide light microscopy image and video contest.