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Cross-ethnic friendships in urban middle schools make youths feel less vulnerable,...

Friendships matter throughout life, and in early adolescence they provide validation and emotional support. Now a new study has found that friendships across ethnic...

Engineers develop a stretchable, foldable transparent electronic display

Imagine an electronic display nearly as clear as a window, or a curtain that illuminates a room, or a smartphone screen that doubles in...

Are nanodiamond-encrusted teeth the future of dental implants?

UCLA researchers have discovered that diamonds on a much, much smaller scale than those used in jewelry could be used to promote bone growth...

Smartphone ‘microscope’ can detect a single virus, nanoparticles

Your smartphone now can see what the naked eye cannot: A single virus and bits of material less than one-thousandth of the width of...

Tracking criminal movement using math

One way to study criminal behavior and predict a criminal’s next move is by analyzing his or her movement. Several mathematical models have addressed...

Pornography reinforces sexism among a subgroup of straights

Pornography has long held a controversial place in society, and its relationship with a number of behaviors and attitudes has been highly debated. But the...

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...

Drug substitutions could mean big savings for patients, gov’t

As everyone knows, medications are expensive, and even with insurance coverage, patients' out-of-pocket drug costs can be quite hefty. This holds true for individuals with...

Chronicling cancer experience online can reduce depressive symptoms

Adults increasingly are conveying their personal experiences with serious disease online, but do such chronicles help the authors or their audience? In the first known...

Changes in language and word use reflect our shifting values

A new UCLA analysis of words used in more than 1.5 million American and British books published between 1800 and 2000 shows how our...

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