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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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

UCLA study could explain why some people get zits and others don't

Why some people get acne and others don’t

The bacteria that cause acne live on everyone’s skin, yet one in five people is lucky enough to develop only an occasional pimple over a lifetime. What’s their secret? In […]

A diagram of the synthesis of degradable nanocapsules into cell nuclei to induce apoptosis, or programmed cell death, in cancer cells. The nanocapsules degrade harmlessly in normal cells.(Courtesy of UCLA Engineering)

Tiny capsule effectively kills cancer cells

A tiny capsule invented at a UCLA lab could go a long way toward improving cancer treatment. Devising a method for more precise and less invasive treatment of cancer tumors, […]