Why do zebras have stripes?

Why do zebras have stripes?

UCLA study finds that regulating body temperature may be a key factor One of nature’s fascinating questions is how zebras got their stripes. A team of life scientists led by UCLA’s Brenda Larison has found at least part of the answer: The amount and...
Walnuts may improve memory

Walnuts may improve memory

Eating walnuts may improve performance on cognitive function tests, including those for memory, concentration and information processing speed according to new research from the David Geffen School of Medicine at The University of California, Los Angeles, led by Dr....
Endangered Amazon monkeys more diverse than expected

Endangered Amazon monkeys more diverse than expected

Research by UCLA life scientists and 50 colleagues sheds new light on the biological differences among more than 150 species of monkeys in South America, many of which are endangered. Their findings could be particularly important in shaping efforts to conserve the...

Diamonds could improve effectiveness of breast cancer treatment

Recently, doctors have begun to categorize breast cancers into four main groups according to the genetic makeup of the cancer cells. Which category a cancer falls into generally determines the best method of treatment. But cancers in one of the four groups — called...

New material for high-performing ‘supercapacitors’

Taking a significant step toward improving the power delivery of systems ranging from urban electrical grids to regenerative braking in hybrid vehicles, researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have synthesized a material that...

UCLA creates energy map of La La Land

A new energy map of Los Angeles developed at UCLA lets residents find how much electricity the average customer in their neighborhood uses, see how a neighborhood’s energy use relates to its average income level and track energy use over time. The map, released...

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