If they can escape death in poachers’ nets, the endangered marine mammal is well poised genetically to rebound despite inbreeding.
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Dr. E. Dale Abel, Robert Bjork and Rosa Matzkin were honored for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
UCLA had the second highest number of honorees among colleges and universities this year, followed by Stanford, UC Berkeley, MIT and Yale.
Professor Ramesh Srinivasan joined Frances Haugen and Jeff Orlowski-Yang for the panel, which was part of UCLA’s Common Experience program.
The advance could have implications for drug development and biological research.
UCLA scientists were surprised to find that amyloid fibrils in brains with frontotemporal degeneration were composed of the little-known protein TMEM106B.
Engineering Dean Jayathi Murthy said the program will expand equitable access for students from diverse backgrounds to harness the power of AI.
The comet could be as large as 85 miles across but is not a threat, according to UCLA professor David Jewitt.
Ready for mission to International Space Station, alumna Jessica Watkins reflects on her journey so far
The astronaut, who earned a doctorate from UCLA in 2015, will be the first Black woman to complete a long-term mission on the ISS.
The rapid downpours, which can affect satellites and space travel, result from whistler waves affecting Earth’s magnetosphere, scientists say.
A red giant called V Hya is undergoing rapid evolution as it ends its life in a blaze of glory before shutting down energy production.
A UCLA-led study shows that aging slows to a crawl during the months the animals spend hibernating in their underground burrows.
Pham, who earned his doctorate from UCLA in 2015, shares his experiences competing on the game show hosted by Ken Jennings.
Sparked by the national reckoning with racial justice, Samantha Mensah co-founded BlackInChem to help other students of color and women advance as chemists.
A new pilot program aims to help low-income, first-generation and historically underrepresented students pursue graduate studies and research careers.
Eight young UCLA professors are among 118 scientists and scholars selected today to receive the awards.
Dr. Haig Aintablian, who recently completed his residency in emergency medicine at UCLA, is the program’s inaugural fellow.
A study by UCLA biologists shows that the curious dental markings are the result of trapped big cats chewing through hunters’ snares.
The device assesses cortisol levels found in sweat accurately, noninvasively and in real time.
U.S. News & World Report also rates the online engineering program as the best in the nation among public universities.
Research brief: UCLA scientists were able to produce nanoliter-sized droplets at a rate 10 times faster than the current standard.
A study by researchers from UCLA and Dartmouth could have implications for medical and sustainability research.
The institute will collaborate with a community of chefs and scholars in pursuit of a healthier population and planet.
With 85% of students surveyed reporting “speed-watching,” UCLA psychology researchers designed experiments to gauge their comprehension.
Unless steps are taken to boost genetic diversity, local extinction remains a real threat, a UCLA-led study suggests.