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New portable device for common kidney tests

A lightweight and field-portable device invented at UCLA that conducts kidney tests and transmits data through a smartphone attachment may significantly reduce the need...

Transparent solar film could go on windows, cell phones

Nearly doubling the efficiency of a breakthrough photovoltaic cell they created last year, UCLA researchers have developed a two-layer, see-through solar film that could...

How the brain creates the ‘buzz’ that helps ideas spread

How do ideas spread? What messages will go viral on social media, and can this be predicted? UCLA psychologists have taken a significant step toward...

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...

Brain-imaging tool, stroke risk test help spot cognitive decline early

UCLA researchers have used a brain-imaging tool and stroke risk assessment to identify signs of cognitive decline early on in individuals who don't yet...

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...

Teens who live close to a park are more physically active

California teenagers who live close to a park or open space are more likely to get exercise than those who live in areas without...

Cooling molecules may be a stepping stone to quantum computing

The next generation of computers promises far greater power and faster processing speeds than today's silicon-based based machines. These "quantum computers" — so called because...

Skin cancer treatment may get a big boost

A new study of genetically modified immune cells by scientists from UCLA and the California Institute of Technology could help improve a promising treatment...

Protein changes identified in early-onset Alzheimer’s

With a lack of effective treatments for Alzheimer's, most of us would think long and hard about whether we wanted to know years in...

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