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‘Unnatural selection’ in popular Panamanian seafood

Like most residents of Panama's Isla Colón, UCLA archaeologist Thomas Wake has enjoyed more than a few plates of Caribbean fighting conch in the...

More accurate data on thousands of years of climate change

Using a cutting-edge research technique, UCLA researchers have reconstructed the temperature history of a region that plays a major role in determining climate around...

Black boys viewed as older, less innocent than whites

Police likelier to use force against black children when officers 'dehumanize' blacks, study says Black boys as young as 10 may not be viewed in...

Engineers increases power efficiency for future computer processors

Have you ever wondered why your laptop or smartphone feels warm when you're using it? That heat is a byproduct of the microprocessors in...

Scientists develop new nanoscale method to fight cancer

Researchers from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed an innovative cancer-fighting technique in which custom-designed nanoparticles carry chemotherapy drugs directly to tumor cells...

Twitter ‘big data’ can be used to monitor HIV and drug-related...

Studying link between HIV, drug use could help prevention, detection efforts Real-time social media like Twitter could be used to track HIV incidence and drug-related...

Understanding the basic biology of bipolar disorder

Scientists know there is a strong genetic component to bipolar disorder, but they have had an extremely difficult time identifying the genes that cause...

Scientists reveal why life got big in the Earth’s early oceans

Why did life forms first begin to get larger and what advantage did this increase in size provide? UCLA biologists working with an international...

When danger is in the eye of the beholder

They went boating alone without life vests and gave no thought to shimmying up very tall coconut trees. And although they were only figments of...

Adult stem cells found to suppress cancer while dormant

Researchers at UCLA's Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have discovered a mechanism by which certain adult stem...

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